October 8, 2009

scientific style

Posted in decorating, inspiration tagged at 4:21 pm by Brit

 

Who says learning tools are boring? Painter Sean Scherer renovated this 1840s farmhouse in upstate New York and used items that you’d normally find in a biology class as unique decor items.

Old-fashioned maps and globes hint at his many travels in the foyer while botanical prints play up the mirrored Deco side tables in the guest bedroom.

 

Vintage diagrams illustrate the mechanics of pulleys and levers as well as the ins and outs of the noggin; A birdcage sculpture by the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is displayed against walls papered in sheets from a “Birds of New York” folio.

 

A French zoological diagram of a bat hangs over an antique card catalogue, I can only imagine the natural curiousities that are hidden in there!

Photos courtesy of NewYork Times

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