Rustic Interior Decor

These Driftwood style picture frames and rustic oak lamp base’s have been made for The Bluebell Inn in Emsworth.

The pub is opening three new guest rooms upstairs and my Interior Designer friend Neil Williams has restyled these spaces with an atmospheric coastal theme.

The Picture Frame’s (over 20 of them!) Have been made out of old sea groynes from Bournemouth’s beaches, the Oak lamp Base’s are rustic ancient beam sections that have been fitted with lampshades made by Jane Croft from the Isle Of Wight.

Neil Williams (the bureau of change) is about to open an Interiors space at The Packhouse in Farnham Surrey, there will be a selection of my Lamps and Hook Racks and Picture Frames for sale along with other treasures that Neil has bought or had made, all from Hampshire based artists.

Custom made picture frames and interior decor.

Driftwood style picture frames, Rustic Oak Lamp Base’s.


For any enquiries for commissions please get in touch, I’ll be happy to help.

The Rustic Picture Frame Company

For 16 years or so I’ve been making my range of home decor products out of authentic reclaimed wood, I started with Rusticana Interiors and spent a number of years exhibiting at markets and county shows all over the south.
After 5 years of trading in a gazebo which was not ideal for my heavy and awkward to pack items I bought and converted my 7.5 tonne wooden horsebox lorry ‘Maude’,
Maude and I travelled all over the place attending street markets and shows, we had some amazing times although often problematic due to her size and age!
You’ll find images of Maude on my Instagram page if you look back over the posts, she was a fantastic setting for my work and I loved her very much, unfortunately though with more people buying online instead of on the high street or at events Maude had to be rehomed and my business went online.
I now have two websites which some of you may have noticed and wondered why!
Rusticana Interiors is my baby and it’s where I started, it’s how past customers find me, although it could do with a facelift it does its job.
The second website I have is The Rustic Picture Frame Company, It’s easier for customers to navigate and less fussy.
Both the websites do and sell the same thing.
Although I no longer attend the shows and markets I do have a showroom in Dunbridge Hampshire that I share with my partner Matt from www.blackstone-chalk.co.uk
It’s rammed full of Matt’s rustic furniture and all of my picture frames and home decor items, we are open daily so please do pop over if you’re in the area.

Reclaimed Wooden Picture Frames & Mirrors

The Bespoke Picture Frames & Rustic Mirrors I make & sell are all made using very old Oak, Elm, Pine & Chestnut that date back hundreds of years.

I specialize in Pit Sawn Timber, this means that the tree was cut down before the 1860’s by hand,  no mechanical machines were used.

Two men would’ve been either end of a very wide hand saw over a pit slicing the tree trunk into planks.

You can see the age old saw marks on the wood i use, which are unlike the machine marks from today, I never sand these marks off when making a Picture Frame or Mirror, the slightly uneven surface of the Wood has so much history and character to it, the colours are rich and with a coat of clear wax to enhance what is already there you have a beautiful unique Frame that will stand out from modern day mass produced versions.

Please get in touch if you would like a Picture Frame or Mirror made up, we also have a shop which is open from 10am till late 7 days a week located in Dunbridge,  Hampshire.

 

 

 

Rustic Mirror made from Croatian barn oak

Just thought I would share some pics of the interesting Croatian barn oak I managed to get my hands on for a rustic mirror.

Of course the oak is reclaimed. I am very fortunate to know some fantastic timber suppliers so I get first choice on a lot of reclaimed wood that comes in. This oak is beautifully aged and full of character so I had to have it.

I thought it would be perfect for a large character piece with its unique patina. The final result was a Large Rustic Mirror.

I think this piece is example of why people love rustic furniture. It’s not just the aesthetics but the fact that this wood has had such an interesting history to it. It’s grown up in a European forest and weathered all kinds of conditions, perhaps for hundreds of years? Then it’s moved on to being part of picturesque barn in the Croatian country side. It’s probably been in the barn for longer than most of  us have lived as they stop using Oak for barns a long time ago.

Now it finds itself across the channel with a completely new life in some one’s home. It will outlast all of us and who knows where she will end up.  Maybe in hundred years from now some else will stare at her and wonder the same things?

I have this mirror on sale in my online shop at the moment for £300.00