I look for branches that are close to the same thickness, cut them to about 16-18 inches and first screw them together with wood screws then go over the screws with jute string. The overhead front of the trellis header has the word "welcome" that I made with sticks and short screws . The planter boxes are thick branches that I cut in half and nailed together so that the trellis will fit inside of them. I did use some 3 1/2" plastic pipes to slide the trellis into so it doesn't rot in
the dirt. We had a tornado and I got to get all the branches I wanted and the trellises sell like crazy!
I've been working on concept development, space planning and design for a soon to be opening Lounge Space in Atlanta called Studio 7. Will show you more picture soon but wanted to post
some 'Work in Progress' pictures
The space will have subtle Jamaican influence. I had to work with the existing space making minimal changes. But the space has sure come a long way from what it was in January of 2012. Each piece of furniture was picked and designed carefully. The lights that you see in the bar area was custom made with used Coffee filters again a subtle Jamaican influence as the country is know for its coffee.
The place is also open for artists to show their art. Studio 7 will have great music, carefully crafted Jamaican food and an awesome place to hang out to Reggae music. etc.
A very vanilla room with 80's blue carpet, we transformed into a cozy nest. Replaced the omni directional bulbs with tighter spots & directed them to the walls. Added lamps with darker shades, to keep down glare. Floor is stock from Home Depot, but we cut off the corners of the vinyl tile, on the bias, and then added small white diamonds we cut from basic white tiles. Bordered the whole room with black tiles. We also took the couch & coffee table into the center of the room (not in
pic) so the furniture wouldn't all be "under house arrest" (against the wall). Ideas to make a larger, sterile room inviting and warm. Just add the right music/movie & why go anywhere else for the evening?