A Newel Romance—Marry Me!Posted: March 7, 2012 | |
The renovation of The House at Rooster Ridge involved the replacement of the Newel Post, Handrail and Spindles of the curved Mahogany staircase in the entry foyer. The existing newel post hand been installed during the first renovation in the 1980’s, at the time the design de jour was contemporary. Gray (grey) was the new black and I embarrassingly remember the (at the time) the decidedly delicious accent color (colour) was—wait for it—marvelous mauuuuvve…eek!
C’mon admit it (quietly to yourself) we all followed the trend!
Due to the influence of the day, the scale of the existing Newel Post was meek, meager, sleek—contemporary—as possible as that is—in a Victorian Revival Farmhouse—
Sidebar; why do we attach proper names to design? To me, what’s in a name?—is the representation of limits, boundaries, rules…design prison!
We urge you—jailbreak!
Looking for Love in all of the Right Places—Architectural Salvage!
A Newel Romance—Seeking an impressive, grand and stately Newel Post. Prefer Mahogany with elegant turnings.
Nothing is perfect! The almost perfect Newel Post was a handsome catch—turned from a single piece of mahogany.
With an impressive and grand scale this Newel Post would serve as a wonderful salute to those entering the House at Rooster Ridge!
Unfortunately time had taken a toll on the top finial of the post.
Seeking a harmonious blend of style and character to become a lasting partner.
The solution? Marry Me! A second Newel Post was selected with the emphasis placed on the top finial.
A Newel Romance—Marry Me!
A perfect coupling!
The top finial of the second Newel Post was married to the base of the first Newel Post creating a marriage made in heaven!
In the world of design the possibilities are boundless when you take an artistic approach! The experience is enriched by refusing to be limited by what is only readily available and taking risks to follow your own vision!
By utilizing vintage pieces, the process of recycling and re-purposing naturally becomes the new black and is always—green!