Upon arrival in St Louis, new visitors are usually taken aback by the architectural beauty and diversity of it’s neighborhoods.   Having just relocated from New York City and having just purchased a home in the historic Skinker-DeBaliviere community, our recent clients were no different.

They were drawn to the community in no small measure because of its historic look and feel.  It is an area whose architecture was created immediately following the 1904 World’s Fair and Olympic Games.  The clients were eager to furnish their new home with design elements which were in keeping with the rich history of their neighborhood.

Rustic Grain set out to design pieces that would not only meet the homeowner’s needs but would compliment their existing furniture and enhance the decor they had already created.  The end result:  two nine-foot oak hutches and red oak mantel.

To accent the backdrops of both pieces, gray carr siding finished in linseed oil and polyurethane was used.  The hutches include soft-close drawers and spacious lower cabinets. The pieces were finished with original bolts (used as drawer pulls) and hinges from the same vintage barns from which we salvaged the wood.

Rustic Grain is delighted to have provided additional pieces of history to this already historic home.

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