Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ironclad Style

Truth: I have a thing for cast iron.

I'm not talking about skillets—though I have a thing for those too when it comes to cornbread.

I'm talking about the idea of cast iron as an architectural element. It's hard to walk around Southern cities such as New Orleans or Charleston and NOT see cast iron grates, gates, and beyond (photo of simple cast iron fencing along my street follows below).



And I'm also talking about cast iron as a texture in decor. For example, cast iron hardware on a white bar is genius (the photo below is a snap of the home of Thom Filicia that ran in Domino magazine forever ago):


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And adding a cast iron garden chair to an otherwise soft space like a bedroom is also brilliant (love the look pictured below):


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Here a few pieces I have my eye on in the cast iron universe...


—A minimal table:






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—Hardware and little bits of all sorts:


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—A fireback:


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—And since I can't get enough pink these days,  two Shocktart-hued garden pieces:


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2 comments:

Jennifer C. Webb said...

cast iron side table is incredible. Great finds

Haskell Harris said...

Thanks, Jennifer!