Southeast Asia, especially Thailand has influenced our design aesthetic quite a bit. Fabio and I got married in Thailand in 2007 and fell in love with the country. The countryside is just beautiful, the people are so nice, the food is amazing and the artisanal work is fantastic. We saw people making lacquer home accessories, the entire silk weaving process from cocoon to fabric, incredible hand painted ceramics and intricate wood carvings.
At any rate, we realized that the ac return in the pantry hall necessitated a louvre door so that air could flow through to the return vent and continue circulating.
A louvre door doesn’t exactly match our aesthetic.
So, we had to come up with an alternative. We finally came up with a solution…if only we could find a Thai carving that could be inserted into the door. Amazingly enough, Fabio, aka hubby, has a super nice coworker from Thailand who enlisted his brother still living in Thailand to find us a couple of carvings that we could insert into the door and still allow air to circulate to the ac return. The carvings arrived today and are soooo beautiful!
Now, hopefully the guys will be able to work these into a door!