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Bella Loca – the collaborative table design process

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Who is Rosewalker?…a few words

Just as there are many different shapes, sizes, colours, and classifications of roses, so too is Rosewalker more than meets the eye. For some, we are a furniture restoration company; for others, we are the ones who transformed a treasured antique into something new and useful. Some have seen and appreciated our architectural woodturning in some of the area’s coolest historic restoration projects, and still others know us as those people who make the cool decorative arts products that always bring a smile to their face. We admit it – for a small company, we have a diverse set of competencies, interests, and offerings. And that’s just the way we like it.

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Some Things to Consider When Planning Any Restoration Project

Look for us on page 84!

Roswalker Design Project appears in the April issue of Nashville Lifestyles magazine. This companion piece outlines some helpful tips for anyone considering a restoration project:

Know Thyself
How do you categorize your relationship with the item in question?
-It has personal/sentimental value
-It’s aesthetically pleasing to me
-It’s a collectible

Do you want this restoration to be the focal point of a new look, or to blend in with your current decor?

Are you willing to consider an alternate use/configuration for this piece if it is no longer capable of serving its originally intended purpose after repair/restoration?

Know Thy Restorer
Are they willing to engage in a give-and-take of ideas and strategies for achieving a successful end result?

Are they saying “yes” to all your questions in order to get the job?

Are they providing a satisfactory explanation of the procedures they’ll perform?

Are they showing more interest in what you have to say, or in the piece itself? (Beware the restoration geek!)

What questions are they asking you? For example:
-Do you use this treasure in the course of daily life, or has it become mainly a decorative element (e.g. an antique corner chair)?
-Do you want this to look new or vintage-appropriate?
-What is your ultimate vision for this project?

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