In a theater or media room, film reels are a great way to infuse some clever industrial style. But it's easy to cross the line from creative to campy. Here's five rooms— kitchens, a living room and an office among them—that got it right.
- Film reels unexpectedly meet open kitchen shelving in this Bucktown, Chicago renovation project from Buckingham Interiors and Design.
- Anu of Nalle's House shows off on her blog how she built the DIY audio reel art stand that sits atop this office hutch.
- Oversized reels visually anchor the dissappearing bookshelf in this shot of a West Village Studio designed by Leslie Banker, posted to Houzz.
- The more the merrier. Film reels team up with starburst decorations to cover a wall in this Houston, Texas, model home designed by Cristi Holcombe and posted to Houzz.
- An array of sixteen vintage reels becomes a full-wall installation in the kitchen of Southdown Creative, a Seattle video production company, designed by Lindy Williams Interiors.
(Images: 1. Nalle's House, 2. Buckingham Interiors & Design, 3. Poul Ober for Leslie Banker Designs (via Houzz), 4. Cristi Holcombe/Charm Home (via Houzz), 5. Tadd Sackville-West for Lindy Williams Interiors)