master bedroom by Nicole Santella of Artemis
Construction and Design in Larenceville, Pa. On
the left is a set of barn doors.
— The American Society of Interior Designers once
again showcases the talent of its members at the 35th
annual Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show.
and Sustainable" is the theme of the dining room
created by Nancy Drew of Drew Designs Ltd. It’s
painted in PPG’s Warm Wassail.
centered the room around a table from Eastman Tribe made
from reclaimed Douglas fir barnwood by local
artist/craftsman John Eastman," Drew said.
sideboard was made from the same reclaimed wood and has
a roughhewn yet industrial look. Artist Stevo made the
colorful mosaic fireplace surround, which has the
aesthetic of a stained-glass window. The flooring is
cork and the chairs on either side of the fireplace and
around the dining table all came from Pier One. The
lights over the table are from Lowes. The paintings on
the walls are all original works by Pittsburgh artist
all about knowing how to put it together," noted
four designers tried to use affordable options to
demonstrate to consumers that you don’t have to have a
trust fund to create a room that looks pulled together.
try to be very budget-friendly," she said.
genius of Melodie Schooley of the Pittsburgh Basement
Co. is illustrating how you can use space in creative
ways. Her basement room features an under-the-stairs pet
habitat including a built-in crate and tiled area for
dishes with their own potfiller faucet. The LED
chandelier came from Cardello Electric.
about new ideas for under-used spaces," said,
Schooley, who has been focusing on basements lately.
got an old door from Construction Junction, painted it
and set it up as a table using white sawhorses from
IKEA. The glass top was custom-cut by Rex Glass. Storage
space is provided by cabinets and a sink and counter.
The walls are by the Basement Co., which specializes in
finishing the look of concrete block.
very custom and very sleek is the master bedroom by
Nicole Santella of Artemis Construction and Design. The
bed frame is a concrete platform set against a headboard
of charred, sawn white oak. Dark, dramatic and very
handsome, it’s all wire-brushed.
the room, a ventless, bioethanol fireplace is set
underneath a concrete console. The sliding barn doors
are also custom made of white oak with Lumicor panels.
The chairs are from Four Hands, but the tiny table
between them was made of quarter-inch steel with a
reclaimed wood top — simple to make if you have the
equipment and the material. The completed look of the
room is seductively masculine.
Erin Faith of Faith Color, Consulting and Design created
a home office using found furniture and a few new items.
idea for this room is a that of a young adult who has
inherited some items or a downsizing baby boomer who has
kept a few things. The focus of the room is a
peel-and-stick vinyl world map that pops against PPG’s
color works best in a room with lots of natural light or
a large space. Otherwise I might only use it on one
wall," Faith said.
drafting table in the middle of the room was a
Craigslist find for just $10. The bookshelves are from
Target for $17 each.
made the ceiling light myself," she said. It’s
made of three free-hanging light bulbs surrounded by
clear glass balls hung with fishing line. The most
expensive item in this very attractive room was the Pier
One chair. It cost $499.
idea is mixing what you already have with some things
you build or buy."