From an authentic European castle-inspired home in the Medina to a New England industrial-style brownstone in Boston, Massachusetts, Bruce Kading and the design team at Bruce Kading Interior Design create them. The stunning traditional space features custom woodwork, metalwork, and the use of hardwoods. Incorporate flooring, leaded glass, and other details to create warmth, interest, and character. “I have always been fascinated by the craftsmanship and detail of old homes and buildings,” says Kading.in midwest house, we believe that what is timeless is always in trend. Below, Kading shares some of the finishing touches and final details that bring her award-winning custom designs to life.
wide range of styles
“Custom hoods are one of my favorite ways to bring warmth and authenticity to the kitchen,” says Kading. “I draw each hood to reflect its style and have my favorite metalsmiths and woodworkers create it. As part of the Gramercy brownstone project in New York, I painted three panels to match the strong vertical lines of the cabinetry. hood and combined it with an antique fireback and a modern Wolf series.”
“Custom doors are also a unique way to create personality in a room,” explains Kading. “I sketched the refrigerator door. [for the European-inspired chateau]And Eric Wyckoff, a talented wood carver, created it. I also painted new crown molding in the kitchen and other rooms of the house. ”
“In our Wyoming Vacation Project, [worked] We worked with an architect in Montana to create a rustic barn door for our bedroom out of reclaimed wood. The architect placed the door hardware in the snow and left it there all winter to create an unparalleled patina. ”
“I love combining custom metalwork and factory work with vintage pieces,” he continues. “For his brownstone project in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, he took inspiration from the historic neighborhood. I used an antique Deco polished nickel fireplace imported from England and a dark steel I designed a living room wall with an alder bookshelf wrapped in panels.
feels good on the skin
“I love great hardware, from doorknobs to drawer pulls to cabinet hardware,” Kading enthuses. “I never buy online because the feel is important to me. I always take my customers to the showroom and have them choose something that fits their hands so that they will enjoy using it every day.” One of my clients often says that I’ve turned her into a hardware snob,” continues Kading. “Before I started working with him, I wasn’t really interested in hardware, but now when I go to my friends’ houses, I check the quality of the doorknobs.”