Modern Farmhouse - Wadsworth, OH
Susie was brought into a newly constructed modern farmhouse to provide design recommendations for better supporting well-being for the homeowner. The first thing she did was propose a design element that hid the television when it was not in use. She also made custom artwork from materials found on the property and built an oversized entryway table out of live edge slabs of wood.
Tying the art of a home to specific aspects of the landscape is how Susie creates a biophilic connection for her clients. Here, two custom encaustic pieces were created using grass stalks that were gathered on the back of the property, which was once was farmland.
Sourcing live edge maple from a local furniture maker, Susie designed an extra long entryway table featuring a modern blackened steel frame with a hidden stringer underneath. Combined with a steel strap around the middle, the effect was an an elongated surface that spanned most of length on the client's sectional, helping to hide the unappealing backside.