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January 16th, 2012 - 03:00 PM
DiggersList Blog posted on January 5, 2012 Written by Skaie Knox
In a recent trip to New Orleans, I had the honor of meeting designer Benjamin Bullins, a repurposing/upcycling visionary and artist who has shot to the top of DiggersList’s list of favorites. In today’s “Room of the Day”, Ben creates a space that is filled with decor gems and several points of interest, with an “oh-I-hadn’t-noticed-that-before” appeal that’s so big, it rivals the square mileage of the Lone Star state. Speaking of which, the reference to Texas is clear with elegantly hung long horns, a cowhide-covered-Chevy-gate-backed bench on industrial casters and rug, a wire basket with Texas plates side table, and a plethora of found objects from working ranches fortunately no longer in need of such things. Ben’s attention to detail can even be seen by simply looking up: an industrial fan ceiling fan, floor-to-ceiling artwork (an illusional design trick to expand the size of the room), and recycled bottle light fixtures. You might say that when designing this room, Ben used the motto: “Go big or go home.” Yep, that’s exactly what he did.