Monday, February 23, 2009

Radiator Cover

In the March / April 2009 issue of 'The English Home' magazine is an radiator cover in a beautiful London home. While this is a table provided by 'White' in Paris, it could easily have been 2 old limestone or terra cotta corbels from your local salvage yard with a marble slab resting on top. Such a great solution for those ugly radiators many of us have in our homes!

8 comments:

thomas said...

love this!

Things That Inspire said...

Very clever way to hide the radiator in plain sight! Love the big, dramatic clock.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Stefan - just a wonderful idea but what I do not understand is that they did not find a solution to the ugly front as well. This appears to me just as a job half done. I would have closed this with a stone carving, leaving enough warm air to circulate through it.

Terry said...

Is there anything you can't do with scroll corbels? In style for 2500 years.

Cote de Texas said...

such a pretty picture. I want one of those tvs for my bathroom - i wonder how deep they are?

Toby Worthington said...

Nice. Very nice. Love the way that the vertical lines of the radiator pipes become framed as a design element. Then again the excellent pair of lamps, the overscaled clock and the marble corbels themselves all do contribute to a riveting composition.

Habitually Chic said...

I would have maybe covered up the front too even with some tall chinoiserie vases but it's an interesting idea. A lot of apartments in NYC have radiators under the windows and you have to built a big box to hide them which then causes problems if you want to hang draperies to the floor. it's a nightmare!

Toby Worthington said...

Really, I thought that the whole point was the fact of the radiator being left uncovered, while the eye was being satisfied with the dominant things around it. Anyone can box in a radiator. It took guts to leave it alone, wouldn't you say?