| ˈsimplē |
in a straight forward or plain manner
| səˈﬁstəˌkādəd |
proceeding from a great deal of experience
and knowledge of design and culture
| māk |
| vīb |
the atmosphere of a place
Sophistication can be simple and it can be transformational. Salvaging wood in any manner is saving a tree. Reclaiming an old beam or door and re-purposing almost any piece of upholstered furniture is preserving a forest. An antique sofa or a flea market find can be refashioned by replacing the fabric. Sophistication doesn’t have to be something original. By swapping the outdated fabric with a classy marine blue and white stripe cotton and adding a gorgeous red, pink and blue floral throw pillow to the mix will transform the old to new... the tattered and torn t0 bright and beautiful.
Sophistication also comes with the unexpected. Paint a brick wall in teal; rescue that antique apothecary sideboard and re-purpose it as an island in the kitchen; design an industrial light fixture with used light sockets and vintage light bulbs. And don’t forget to revitalize those old rocking chairs with a spiffy paint color to give the porch an unexpected new look.
Sophistication can be had with natural fibers and an intelligent decision. Go Green. Bridge Water Designs knows that any renewable environmental resource used in design and construction leaves a lasting impression on people and contributes to the preservation of a balanced ecosystem. A stylish outdoor bamboo dining set can lend that natural look to a beach house while conserving nature itself. Make vibes.
Transformational. Repurposed. Unexpected. Green.
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."1
~ John Muir