A client building
a 9,000-square-foot custom home brought Brad Oldham into the
project after she found a piece of antique door hardware in
a flea market in Paris. She asked him to create hardware for
the entire home based on the look and feel of the vintage
piece. Oldham designed and manufactured every piece that would
be used by the residents and their guests to access their
home. From the front door knobs to the shower door to the
cabana, every knob and pull in the home was created. Materials
included white bronze, pewter and other metals, with custom
accents that include glass, resins and Swarovski crystals.
When the project was finished, Oldham had created hundreds
of pieces of hardware for use both indoors and outdoors.
Once Oldham had finished the hardware, the client
asked him to create one-of-a-kind bedrooms for their two daughters.
Oldham conceptualized and created nearly every element in
the rooms. From the pink-fur-covered bedside table with a
picture of the family’s dog suspended beneath the top
glass to the heart-shaped resin doorknobs to the lighting
to the headboards and custom foot benches, the rooms became
a unique study of whimsy.
The family also commissioned Oldham to create
several outdoor sculptures for the gardens. A six-foot concrete
daisy sculpture in the backyard, three five-foot steel rabbit
tables in the side yard, and three concrete mushrooms in the
front gardens bring drama and fantasy from the indoors out.