Ever since Victorian-era woodworkers discovered how much fun they could have with a lathe, spool-turned furniture (so called because it looks like spools stacked together) has cycled in and out of fashion. These days, it has transcended trends and secured a spot among America’s style icons. Jenny Lind beds are most likely the most famous examples, but spool-turning crops up in all kinds of bits and blends nicely with classic, contemporary and cabin interiors. Have a peek.
Janelle Steinberg Interior Design
This night table drops right in line with the bedroom cabin feel. The black finish keeps it from being overly sweet.
Rachel Reider Interiors
Spooling + bergère-style seat + animal print = pure awesomeness. The flipped detail adds yet another layer to this texture-filled space.
Kate Jackson Design
These seats are a little more demure, but strong enough to anchor their side of this room.
A smart, loosely turned cocktail table doubles as practical sculpture.
John Kraemer & Sons
Spool-turned legs are typical in kitchen islands, yet this oversize version is a riff on traditional style. The ample curves echo that swooping, swirly chandelier.
When’s the last time you watched a kelly-green bed frame? A coat of paint transforms this classic headboard and footboard into something unexpected.
Here is another peppy take on a very traditional bed shape. The vivid red makes it look fresh and fun.
Chr DAUER Architects
Subtle turned railings include far more image interest than plain ones.
The spool-turned legs of this console table and seat help soften the modern room with a stylish, conservative note.
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