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Going Au Naturale

March 8, 2017

If you are following me over on Instagram or have seen my portfolio, you know I don’t shy away from dark woods, metal, or even cement; but that doesn’t mean that’s all I love when it comes to wood tones. Recently, I’ve been pulling more natural and light wood tones (that are sealed but not stained) for my client projects, and I really love the light fresh look.

Growing up, I had a father whose hobby was to make furniture, cabinets, desks; you name it, he could make it – just as his brother, father and grandfather did.  He taught me so much about stains, wood grains, species, and craftsmanship, so it really runs deep when I find a piece of furniture that I admire. It can bring me back to a piece that he made or a chat we had about a silly piece of wood he’d be hoarding in a shed.  I could never get over the natural beauty found within each wood species when sanded and ready to be turned into a piece we would inevitably treasure.

Ready to be inspired to go Au Naturale?

Au Naturale In The Kids Rooms

Lighter wood tones in a nursery could not be more welcome; there is enough plastic in their toys.

Try these to get the look seen above.

A hand-carved bed surrounded by other natural textures and elements creates a warm and welcoming space.

Try these to get the look seen above.

A light but warm wood coffee table anchors the light and airy room without weighing it down.

Try one of these tables to get the look seen above.

Typically, cement floors and white walls feel clinical in a home; however, combined with natural wood doors and wall hooks, the home can be a welcoming and warm one.

Try one of these to get the look seen above.

Thought lighter wood tones looked best against white walls? Guess again. Even against dark walls, natural wood tones

{lighter tones} work in a bathroom.

Shop these vanities to get the look seen above.

Images: Entry // Nursery // Bedroom // Living Room // Kitchen // Hallway // Bathroom

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