Mixing Wood Finishes And Introducing Wood Design Elements Into Your Design And Decor

Matching is so out!  Mixing wood finishes and introducing wood design element into your design and decor is gaining steam and style. The unique and layered look of rich tone and texture is visually captivating, and a showcase outlet for contrasting pieces in light or dark finishes.

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European influences in home design highlight almost any decor they are a part of.

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Strong in influence, texture and characteristically fair in finish, these elements allow the natural beauty of Belgian wood to remain pure and true to the look.

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The neutral palette adores Belgian wood design features.

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The incorporation of wood design elements into one room or an entire home gives the space unique charm, character, and a timeless ambiance.

At Home Arkansas

Lighter woods paired with darker finishes, woods and stains create a stunning treat for the eye of the beholder.

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Lonny

The drapes, lamps,  and chandelier infuse the most notable hints of color to the family room, but note the gorgeous contrast in regards to the neutral walls.  White is a stunning foundation if for no other reason than its power to pop accessory colors. Focal point extraordinaire- fabulous wood French doors that open into a custom media cabinet.

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House Beautiful

The use of wood carries through to the master bedroom.  An antique three drawer chest and mirror fit the room and wall color choice.  A pair of Earl chairs sit at the foot of the bed in regal contrast to the wood stool table. The headboard is a repurposed antique door, and was chosen for the look and space saving value.

Kay-Douglass-Designs

House Beautiful

Reclaimed furniture and architectural elements are the beautiful first cousins of stripped furniture left incomplete.

reclaimed doorsTraditional Home

I have always considered this look to be one of my favorite unfinished finishes (how’s that for a design/decor oxymoron).  The patina is multifaceted in color, texture, and period.

antique distressed armoireAugustus Brandt Antiques

Light timbers and exposed hardware speak fluent Aspen modern in this picturesque mountain lodge.

Aspen home

I knew I was immediately drawn to the wow factor of this rustic kitchen. It is in a log-cabin style home in one of my favorite places on earth, the foothills of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains.  Salvaged wood was used for the walls and ceiling, allowing the decor to stay in theme with the log-cabin design.  The 19th-century English-oak rack fits the space and adds a touch of formality and contrast to the rustic decor.

Architectural Digest

Rustic comes home to the Hamptons in this Joe Nahem designed kitchen. Unique features of this custom kitchen include backsplashes created from19th-century Portuguese tile, vintage lanterns, and the pièce de résistance, the antique wood ceiling.  The center island lacquered in oxblood red is modern genius.

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Elle Decor

Incorporating wood design elements into home construction and remodels adds distinct appeal and presence to the space.  The deep patina of both the rustic farm table and wooden cane bottom dining chairs sets the look of the kitchen dining area in the Los Angeles home of Kristen and Lindsey Buckingham.

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Elle Decor

The desired look you want to convey may be better served by the stunning combination of European styles and reclaimed wood(s)/lumber.  Whatever the choice, the look will create a unique feel and bring character to the space and your home.

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