We have explored the inspiring timeless design of Jeffrey Dungan before. Yet every time I engage with images of this artist’s work or commentary from his book, I discover fresh territory. Maybe it is all the inherent beauty of timelessness mingling with nature’s mystery. Authentic, natural, timeless beauty is never one-note and its shape is always more spiral-like than linear. Jeffrey Dungan Inspiration & Nurturing Quotes to Soothe Weary Souls is destined to evoke wonder as it celebrates exquisite design, architecture, craftsmanship and nature.
Jeffrey Dungan Inspiration: Soul, Authenticity & Timelessness
One can feel Dungan’s deep devotion to natural materials straight away (this artist appreciates the nobility of trees!) as well as a reverence for light.
You can’t miss the bespoke design, rugged natural materials, and sophisticated simplicity in the architect’s projects. But there’s so much mystery as well.
Timeless Kitchen Design
Can you even fathom the number of details and bespoke elements entailed in a space like this?
To say I’m taken with the kitchen below is an understatement. Indeed it is having its way with my imagination in satisfyingly wonderful ways as great design always does!
Would you, could you spend endless hours with a friend, with a book, with a delicious meal in a space such as the nook below?
What happens when the same artistic attention to architecture inside is applied outdoors? Magical moments such as these:
They don’t build ’em like they used to?
I beg to differ.
There are those among us who indeed have the vision and patience to create structures to outlast lifetimes.
Architecture’s Interaction With Light
As I type this, January light in the Southwest is streaming through sheer silk panels at my parents’ Arizona home. It bids me to notice its beauty and recognize that this moment in time will never return again.
When timeless design, natural finishes, and masterful planning meet nature’s wisdom and light, a house can become a work of interactive art.
Senses may be filled and thrilled through the seasons, come what may.
Even the shadows tell a story.
I’m so grateful for artists and architects with gifts to sculpt shelters and work with light.
What makes a space more handsome than pretty? Rugged materials like gorgeous wood and straightforward geometric shapes are certainly a good start.
In addition to standing the test of time, such materials also develop patina to become more beautiful with time.
And when more feminine curves enter the equation…
well, in those moments we feel a greater sense that it all belongs.
Doesn’t the oval window with grid transform an already beautiful space?
The Wonder of Windows
As I consider a kitchen like the one below in a lake house, I’m struck by how we mostly live with functional kitchens lacking imagination.
While I’m not advocating second mortgages or going bankrupt…what if we began to more fully embrace the potential for beautiful LIVING in this space in which we spend so much time?
What if we gazed beyond runs of cabinet storage and more thoughtfully considered the quality of light?
How might daily living in such a space be transformed?
While I’ll never live in homes as masterfully imagined as these,
I find so many clues from the inspiring glimpses of them.
Whether it’s the color story, symmetry, broken symmetry, textures, and scale…
there is all this territory worthy of study.
Meet the Architect
Jeffrey Dungan Book: The Nature of Home
Is it modern? Ancient? Otherworldly?
I marvel at such imagination!
This quote from John Muir is so worth pinning!
Serenity & Whispered Beauty
When there’s a quietude to interiors, I am always all ears.
Because the noise of life can steal so much, and we need restful silence to heal.
Tranquil, spare interiors may not work for everyone, but surely they are appealing in fresh ways to souls who have grown weary by rises in technology, cultural unrest, and environmental upheaval.
Not all of Jeffrey Dungan’s projects are sprawling structures…remember this tiny house he designed!?!
And notice the cozier size of the kitchen below (I’m not completely naive…maybe this is someone’s “pantry” or “dirty kitchen” or “scullery”:
How can rugged wood doors impart a velvety sumptuousness?
Thanks to the architect, interior designers, and photographers involved in the execution of these timeless design photos and inspiration. I bow to you in gratitude.
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