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11 Favorites: Demijohns as Decor

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 21, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Margot Guralnick last modified Jan 20, 2015

Perhaps the first bottles ever to get recycled as decor: Outsize French and Italian wine bottles—known as demijohns, damigiana, and carboys—have long been put to use as sculptural objects. An easy way to add spring color to a room, they look equally at home in a clean-lined or rustic setting. Here are some examples we've been admiring. Above: A demijohn used as a vase in a minimalist apartment designed by Remy Meijers in the Hague, Netherlands. Tour the house in our post History and Modern Glam in the Hague . Vintage demijohns and damigiana (characterized by their round bodies and small necks) and carboys (identifiable by their straight sides) are widely available: Search sellers on  eBay  and Etsy ; some bottles come wrapped in their original wicker. Pottery Barn offers a selection, PB Found Oversize Wine Bottles , gathered in Central Europe by a collector and priced at $99 to $199. Wine Sphere Pendant Lights are available from Wild Flower Organics. Above: Demijohns clustered alongside a concrete stair in a vacation house on the border of Switzerland and Italy, discovered via Marie Claire Maison . Above: A Swedish interior from Heltenkelt  via Pinterest. Above: A gleam of green on the marble shelves in chef Skye Gyngell's London kitchen. See more in our posts In the Kitchen with Skye Gyngell, London's Chef du Jour and Steal This Look: A Star London Chef's Kitchen . Photograph by Alexis Hamilton for British Standard . Above: Skye Gyngell's bottle display. Photograph by Alexis Hamilton for British Standard . Above: A kitchen in a modern villa in Uruguay from Green Glass as Decor . Photograph via AT . Above: A demijohn adds color to an all-white setting in graphic designer/stylist Jeanette Lunde 's house in Norway. Photograph via Design Vox .  Above: Damigiana line the hearth at Masserie Potenti in Puglia, Italy. Photograph via My Paradissi . Above: A tabletop created by Jeanette Lunde for KK Living magazine. Photograph via Lund's blog  By Fryd . Above: A demijohn centerpiece in the dining room of the Frank & Eileen showroom in LA, designed by Melody Weir. Tour the rest in The Frank & Eileen Showroom: An Ode to Ireland in LA . Photograph by Torkil Stavdal . Above: Vintage Wine Bottles in Crates from wholesale French decorative arts company Eloquence. Above: A 1925 house in Osterlen, Sweden, with preserved weathered surfaces and a gleam of glass, discovered on Skonaham . Go to Glassware for more ideas, including  Trend Alert: Your Grandmother's Cut Crystal Makes a Comeback  and Simple Glass Vases Under $30 . More Stories from Remodelista New Serving: Splatterware Ceramics from Italy Steal This Look: A Glamorous Swiss-Italian Kitchen, Chandelier Included Table of Contents: Italian Renaissance






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