Room of the Day: Texas-Inspired ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Space

Repurpose / Refurbish

In a recent trip to New Orleans, I had the honor of meeting designer Benjamin Bullins, a repurposing/upcycling visionary and artist who has shot to the top of DiggersList’s list of favorites. In today’s “Room of the Day”, Ben creates a space that is filled with decor gems and several points of interest, with an “oh-I-hadn’t-noticed-that-before” appeal that’s so big, it rivals the square mileage of the Lone Star state. Speaking of which, the reference to Texas is clear with elegantly hung long horns, a cowhide-covered-Chevy-gate-backed bench on industrial casters and rug, a wire basket with Texas plates side table, and a plethora of found objects from working ranches fortunately no longer in need of such things. Ben’s attention to detail can even be seen by simply looking up: an industrial fan ceiling fan, floor-to-ceiling artwork (an illusional design trick to expand the size of the room), and recycled bottle light fixtures. You might say that when designing this room, Ben used the motto: “Go big or go home.” Yep, that’s exactly what he did.

DiggersList’s “Room of the Day”

Cowhide bench. All photos: benjamin-bullins.artistwebsites.com

To view another awesome space by Ben, visit “A Bicycle Built for Bathrooms“.


Photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).