Friday, July 10, 2009

Natural & Raw Wood Finishes

I've been noticing a trend with wood finishes such as limed oak, white washed and grey washed, being offered in several furniture and home decor lines. While these finishes aren't technically "new", they are being re-introduced to the marketplace, from IKEA to Crate and Barrel and everything in between. It's a nice change from the typical espresso, mahogany and painted furniture everyone carries! These finishes can lend themselves to more of a cottage or rustic look, but I also think you can mix and match with glossy white lacquer or colorful painted pieces. Here's a round-up of some of my favorite pieces along with some inspiration photos.



WOOD CRYSTAL CHANDELIER - ARTERIORS; TOP CHAIR RECLAIMED ELM / LINEN (LOVE IT!);
BOTTOM CHAIR GREY WASH MINDI WOOD ARM CHAIR

VIA COUNTRY LIVING

DOME CHAIR GREY WASH MINDI WOOD


TOP: TIVOLI EXTENSION TABLE CRATE & BARREL (ON SALE!); ARTERIORS CAIN GREY LIMED OAK DESK


VIA COUNTRY LIVING

OLD ELM COFFEE TABLE WITH WHEELS


TOP LEFT: WOOD / METAL TABLE WITH CASTORS; WOODY PENDANT LAMP;
SMALL WOOD RING SCULPTURE ARTERIORS; IKEA NESTING TABLES
VIA COUNTRY LIVING


RECLAIMED ELM UNFINISHED X-BASE DINING TABLE

12 comments:

  1. I love wood, and old raw wood can be so beautiful. Very nice photos.

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  2. Always enjoy your posts, some lovely pics,
    thanks again
    kate

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  3. oo, that bedroom is so dreamy!

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  4. I would love to curl up on that bed with a great book and just take it all in!!

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  5. I am definitely digging the vintagey washes on wood! Very cool!

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  6. I love the organic rustic wood look. Pairing the rustic wood with sleek modern is fabulous!

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  7. I have spied that wood chandelier in person, and the crystal ball hanging down is heavier than the the entire piece it is dangling from.
    It holds my mind's eye and does not let go.

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  8. great photos! I'm in love with the dome chair-so unique!

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  9. These more raw wood finishes gives a much more "lived in" and comfortable feel to a room! Thanks for the pictures! Take care, Caroline

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  10. julie, i love this look as well. and like you suggested, mixing these worn, vintage-y looks with glossy painted others, to contrast and give different kinds of life to spaces. those panels (or doors?) in that first photo with that white couch, now there's a perfect example of mixing the 2 together. i am very drawn to that style. my style is definitely mixing old and new. :) happy weekend.

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  11. Great post about a mostly overlooked finish. I love it and adore your first photo!

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  12. I love this look and your roundup is fantastic. I especially love that bedroom. It's so warm and stylish at the same time.

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