As Autumn temps begin their seasonal fall, now’s the perfect time to warm up to wood. After years of all things glass and metal, designers are rediscovering how transforming some touches of timber can be.
Scott Mitchell used white oak planks on the ceiling of this Malibu home to provide warmth and contrast to its modern concrete walls; and to direct eyes up and out to the gorgeous ocean view beyond.
In a swanky apartment high above New York’s Central Park, Amy Lau creates an artful effect by mixing lots of artisanal glass with sculptural carved wood.
Hand-carved of cherry and birch wood, the Grand Staircase is more than a stairway to nowhere. It’s a nod to miniature models that architects have made over the centuries to check details in 3D and help clients understand dimensional perspectives.
The Petrified Wood Rough vessel sink delivers a touch of rustic chic all the way from Madagascar.
With his Bookcase No. 2 made of domestic birch plywood, Vincent Leman puts a Mad Hatter modernist spin on wood.
Beautifully crafted by hand, Pacaya Mesquite hardwood flooring (Lava color shown here) is a perfectly antiqued random width hardwood that evokes the rustic look of mesquite.
There’s a reason this design element keeps returning to the style spotlight. Whether used a little or a lot, wood works wonders.