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Steal This Look: Olde Bell Inn Dining Room

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 14, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Alexa last modified Mar 13, 2012

Ilse Crawford's design for the Olde Bell Inn is a brilliant mashup of rustic and modern—you can almost smell the wood smoke. Recreate the look with the elements shown below. Above: Ilse Crawford (of Studioilse) designed the dining room at the Olde Bell Inn , which features black-painted ceiling beams, chairs, and doorways. Above: Tarnished antique pewter platters. Above: Crawford used leather straps to anchor Welsh blankets to high-back benches. Above: Matthew Hilton Fin Chairs for De La Espada contrast with traditional textiles. Above: Tea is served in traditional red-clay Brown Betty teapots. Above: Crawford sourced hand-woven rush matting from Rush Matters in Bedfordshire. English Floor Rush Matting is made to measure, starting at £150 per square meter. Above: The simple Windsor-style Salt Chair in black is $98 from Design Within Reach. Above: Accessorize with iron keys, such as this set of Vintage Skeleton Keys ($24 from Etsy). Above: Studioilse's Bench With Black for De La Espada is made of solid chestnut and has copper feet. Above: The dining room banquettes are outfitted with Welsh tapestry blankets. Blankets from Melin Tregwynt's Black and White Collection start at £129. For a leather strap like the ones fastening the blankets, try the Chestnut English Bridle Leather Strap ; $15.80 for the 84-inch version from Outfitters Supply. Above: Stamped plates are displayed across the dining room walls. For a similar look, San Francisco-based ceramist Rae Dunn makes hand-stamped porcelain plates like this Wide Rim Wafer Plate ; $32. Above: UK designer Matthew Hilton's Fin Dining Chair is available in American white oak or American black walnut; $1,125 at De La Espada. Above: Peugeot's Dark Wood Pepper Mill is $19.95 at Amazon. Above: The classic Brown Betty Teapot is made of terracotta and finished with a brown glaze; the six-cup size is $21.73 at the English Tea Store.






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