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Jewelry Designers Build a Home in Upstate New York

by Grace Bonney

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A few weeks ago Julia and I took a trip to High Falls, New York, a small town near the Catskills that was having incredible makers fair called Field + Supply. Created by interior designer Brad Ford, the event was an incredible showcase of just how much talent is living in and around the Hudson Valley area. Max and I both visited on different days and we each came back with long lists of people to contact about home and studio tours. I’m so thrilled to showcase one of those tours today with Jude Rand and Eben Papele, the artist and metalsmith behind Rand Papele jewelry. Inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian symbolism and folk art traditions, Jude and Eben’s work feels like it has one foot in the future and one firmly rooted in the traditions of the past. It’s that new-meets-old feeling that I love in just about everything in my life and these two talented artists have brought that feeling to the 19th century farmhouse in High Falls, New York that they now call home. Former antique and art dealers, Jude and Eben have filled their home with historic weavings, rugs, furniture and all types of intriguing objects, from spiral entry bells to wooden crates. This is the sort of space I want to wander in for hours and ask questions about every object. So I’ll let Jude and Eben take it from here and introduce us to the beautiful things they surround themselves with at home and at work. xo, grace

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The Dining Room: Jude and Eben's dining room is built around some of the things they love the most, like Victorian oil paintings, Japanese pottery, Thonet chairs and antique wallpaper tables. The small teacups in the foreground and pieces on the wallpaper in the back were made by Eben when he was studying ceramics in Japan.
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The Dining Room: This wooden crate was used to transport bananas and has local history. It is now home to an early plaster scarecrow owl.
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The Living Room: Jude and Eben love that their living room feels both loft-like and cozy. It synthesizes many disparate elements and periods, from a mid-century modern Italian scissor lamp to a locally made document box from 1802. The red chest was a piece the couple brought back from New Mexico, strapped to the roof of their car.
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The Living Room: Cherished pieces of art create a gallery wall in Jude and Eben's living room. An antique hand-painted botancial, a photographic monotype, an antique lithograph of a dog in a furry frame, a vintage exhibition poster and a framed Victorian trade card are just some of their favorite pieces.
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The Living Room: This c. 1900 folding camp cot-turned-daybed has become the couple's favorite spot to have their morning coffee. Above the daybed is a 19th Century Gothic shelf with a vintage Japanese frog planter resting on top.
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The Living Room: This corner of the living room is a great example of the couple's love of historic objects. A handmade blanket from New Mexico hangs from a vintage ladder, next to an antique wood burl found at a nearby barn sale.
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The Living Room: The living room's sofa gets a little bit cozier with the help of a boiled wool Norwegian blanket with a stars and owl pattern. The pillow is by Shelly Klein of KStudio. The delicate antique gilt metal candle sconce is a nice bit of contrast against the somewhat rough and uneven plastered walls.
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The Living Room: Details from the couple's coffee table.
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The Bedroom: An antique quilt and rag rug from one of the couple's favorite auction houses add texture and color to the room. Jude and Eben used an antique rug fragment as their headboard.
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The Bedroom: This sweet corner is the perfect place for the graphic and sculptural qualities of this early spring-type steel and brass entry bell. These bells are commonly found in the early stone houses of High Falls.
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The Bedroom: Jude and Eben love how this wooden rack on their plaster walls reminds them of the adobe structures they saw out West. They keep some of their necklaces hanging from the pegs because they feel that living with your work helps you to see it more clearly.
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The Bedroom: An antique Adirondack twig table and an alabaster lamp rest next to the bed.
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The Front Room: The couple's front room looks out on Main Street in High Falls and gets wonderful morning light. Jude and Eben use this room as a "clean and clear" extra workspace- for when they need a table that is free of tools and other details. The couple often uses the antique garment rack to hang dry their clothes. The vintage oil on canvas was painted by a relative of an actor who performed in an off-Broadway production of "Harvey". Jude and Eben love it for it's "absurd" subject matter.
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The Front Room: A row of antique jewelry stamping dies with various miniature antique animals, given to Jude and Eben by a friend. An early English porcelain bear sits next to a pottery mug made by Eben.
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The Front Room: The front room's vintage cork board serves as an inspiration wall with vintage ephemera and found objects.
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The Studio: Jude and Eben's workshop has a pair of Heywood Wakefield desks and Paul McCobb chairs they they found at an auction.
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