Belmar conjures an atmosphere reminiscent of generations of summer afternoons
spent at a family coastal cottage. A distinctively casual environment is
conveyed through heirloom like pieces passed down from family to family through
the ages. A sense of years of frequent use is translated through a unique
weathered antique linen hand painted finish, seemingly worn down over the
decades with nicks and rasping, worm-holes, sand thru and constant repainting,
layer over layer. The gesso-like emulsion under the finish creates a
layered texture and legacy look complemented by rub-thru edges and slightly
scarred planked tops. Several pieces are scaled down in size to fit the confines
of a summer cottage or condo. Flowing movement is conveyed through the
serpentine shapes, fluted posts and three-quarter turnings. Thick stepped
crown molding, waist molding and carved dentil molding give an unexpected
classic feel to the casual coastal style.
Wood & Finish Belmar is crafted from radiata solids
and New Zealand pine veneers. The gently weathered antique linen finish
with worn-thru edges conveys a collection that is both coastal and casual.
Belmar adapts to a variety of lifestyles.
The sturdy casual and time-worn appeal of this collection is conveyed
through the unique textural aging of the antiqued linen finish --The underlay
of emulsion, worn away here and there in layers, implies generations of paint
applied over time through several life times. The linen finish appears
to be worn-thru by years of use, with the original wood surface starting to
show thru. From the worm holes, rasped edges, watermarks, and flyspecking,
each surface appears to have a story to tell.
The dining table tops are finished in natural wood plank look providing a
beautiful compliment to the antiqued white linen finish of the rest of the
Custom designed carved wood knobs in two sizes feature a painted linen
finish with hand sanding to give the impression of being painted over and
over through the years.
Planked veneer tops add a hint of cottage influence to each piece,
while carved fluted posts, bulb feet and octagonal posts with full
turnings translate the profiles into soft casual curves.
Thick step and crown molding, waist rails and carved dentil molding all
provide a casual, easy living feel.
Full turned octagonal posts, three quarter round fluted pilasters ,
bulb-shaped feet and serpentine shapes, add movement, curves and softness
to the collection.
The graduated drawer sizes add an unexpected element of visual appeal and
attention to detail.