Growing up, just a few steps away, there was always a wonderland of tools and gorgeous wood of all species, ready to be made into something beautiful. My father’s hobby claimed control of our family garage — or basement — depending on where we were living at the time. I loved to see his sketches come to life in the form of kitchen cabinets, desks, or gorgeous night lights that my sisters and I still cherish. My father always taught me to respect mother nature’s work, and he showcased this beauty in his furniture.
My father, about to apply a spray finish to a bathroom vanity we designed together.
Twentieth-century wood maker, George Nakashima believes in the same values that my father taught me — when a tree is made into a fine piece furniture, the tree’s spirit lives on. His signature live-edge furniture captures the eye of designers and collectors alike.
The live-edge look is ever popular in interiors, and, personally, a design I will never tire of. Here are some of my favorite ways to include this gorgeous wood detail in your home.
This dining room, with its minimalist design, becomes inviting through the use of this warm, live-edge dining table. Put a bird on it.
This craftsman style kitchen has clean lines let the live-edge counter be the standout piece of the room.
Even in small bathrooms, a live-edge pedestal sink is what dreams are made of.
Proving that a live-edge detail provides visual interest to places one might normally overlook.
From craftsmen to contemporary to beach-style homes, the live-edge always looks at home.
The pairing of the elegant curves of the live-edge table top with the clean lines of the space draws the eye around the room.
This beach style kitchen is complete with the live edge bar top.
By bringing the curve from the vanity top to the mirror, this clean and simple room appears anything but boring.
Are you ready to bring a live-edge piece into your manicured home?