Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Trend Is A Little History In Your Space

We read My Design Secrets. Today the subject was Decorating with Worn and Washed Woods. We see designers shifting their emphasis from dark colors in case goods to the worn finishes that have a nice earthy matte look. Partly the new trend is the desire to re-use and recycle.

Lorrie Browne who writes the blog said,
I like washed finishes for a number of reason, not the least of which is their time-worn look. Furniture just has more character when it looks likes like it’s been around the block. But the beauty of these weathered pieces is their ability to fit perfectly into so many designs such as:
  • As a counterpoint to a room full of medium or dark toned antiques, it’s a great solution.
  • If you are going for a light, beachy look with lots of white and painted finishes but crave some natural warmth, it also works.
  • And if you love modern pieces but still want to inject a little history, they fit the bill there too.

Our choice are pieces from Dovetail Furniture.  Come in and see the fabulous well-worn pieces, such as the Fowler Bookcase.  As Browne says, "They are interesting, beautiful and instantly bring a little history into your space!"

Bev & Mike
Landfair Furniture + Design gallery
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