House numbers are a source of reimagining for Stratoz and myself here at Nutmeg Designs. First, Stratoz designs the pattern for each house’s digits. Each configuration of numbers has its own personality, own way of relating number to number. 54s has a great swooping on right and left with the curved 5 and 2, meeting in the middle with the 4 and its cross bar. The client is in Evanston, IL, and his house was painted in “vintage wine” and “pine grove.” These are earthier versions of red and green, and its interesting to see how a shift toward muted tones makes for a still resonant pair of complementary colors. The client said he was drawn to how our numbers often seem to glow(even though light is not actually passing through), and he wished he had another house to commission a sign for. We love to delight our clients!
Your work, as always, is beautiful, but the glass here is especially lovely.
The beauty of doing these custom numbers is the exploration of different colors, and these two were a delight.
Another beautiful collaboration! I wonder if I ever passed by this said vintage wine-pine grove house when I was in grad school at Northwestern. In any event, the house will be more beautiful with your mosaic numbers!
Thank you Melanie! I love being able to add to the beauty of a house.