Cooking enthusiasts worldwide will probably appreciate the elegant design of these wooden cutting boards. Geometric edges with opposite angles create two unique faces in each of Taylor Donsker Design‘s handcrafted, hardwood cutting boards. Available in Wenge, Black Walnut, and Birdseye Maple, each cutting board is made from one solid piece of lumber in California. These boards/serving trays are treated with an exclusive, food safe and completely natural organic oil consisting of organic bees wax and organic Jojoba Oil.
Unlike cutting boards which are laminated from smaller pieces of wood and finished with mineral oil, there is no petroleum, formaldehyde, or other harmful chemicals used. Each set you buy includes a small packet of organic oil to allow the board to last for generations and maintain the beauty of the board’s grain. [Photos and information received via e-mail by Taylor Donsker design]
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in.