8.29.2011

faces of wood - a guest post



You all know I love wood.  :) 


And I love using it in interiors in all kinds of ways, from furniture to finishes.  It adds warmth and texture and even color.  In my opinion, it is THE perfect neutral and addition to all spaces.  
Thanks to Susi from Design Shuffle who is sharing her thoughts on the many stylish characteristics of wood...


Hi, everyone, I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers and their work from around the world. My writing focuses on things I'm passionate about: interior design, decorating ideas, home furnishings, gardening, travel and art. I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. I'm a very lucky girl! I am excited to be invited to write for Studio Surface. Thanks for having me visit, Michelle. When Michelle gave me the topic Many Faces of Wood it made me think of that old movie, The Three Faces of Eve, about multiple personalities. Definitely seems appropriate for wood, doesn't it? Pattern and texture can vary so incredibly when it comes to wood depending on type, cut and finish. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by the many faces of wood. ~ Susi


Curbly via
Plywood has incredible pattern to it. Sanded and polished, it makes a smooth floor that is a mix of patterns perfect for a contemporary or modern space.


Nicety via
This vintage inspired living room features turned, bent, veneered and paneled woods. Each has its own unique characteristics. Pattern and texture can relate to the wood itself or the form it takes.

You Have Been Here Sometime via
A Japanese style bathroom demonstrates the natural warmth of wood. Clean lines and a lack of decorative elements keep the focus on the wood covered surfaces.


Apartment Therapy via
Wood grain is a gorgeous pattern of swirls, arcs, circles and lines. This black and white wood floor highlights the pattern of wood grain with a smooth, high polished surface. This is one of those kitchen design ideas that immediately grabs attention and holds it.


Homes via
Rough, reclaimed barnwood gives this bathroom rustic charm. The patina of age brings out the pattern of the wood grain.


Hit Decors via
Wood walls can take many forms but we've never seen one made of timber ends. Love the collage of circles and the roughness of the bark. Incredible.


Nicety via
Painted wood stumps used as small tables retain their natural feeling. The tree's rings create a concentric pattern on the tops while cracks and bumps add texture to the sides.

Pinterest via
A headboard made from reclaimed and repurposed grey painted wood has a driftwood feeling to it. Limed wood has a grey, white washed look that highlights the grain. A truly intriguing bedroom design


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16 comments:

Anna Elder said...

i would like the floors in the first image and the furniture in the second one, please. :) all gorgeous!

bink and boo said...

The black and white wood floors blow my mind! This is such a great post.

P.S. Michelle your intro made me spit my beer out--too funny!

La Feem said...

Love wood, you can never go wrong. All of these pictures are amazing!

Torrie said...

Love that kitchen!!

LOTS of wood in my house... and I like it that way :).

tableandtop.com said...

These pictures are great! The fourth photo is definitely one that caught my eye. The kitchen in general is great, but the floors....WOW!! They really grab your attention. Great post!!

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Kellie Collis said...

How beautiful! Loving the rustic touches! Enjoy the lovely weekend, Kellie xx

annie said...

wow...I've never seen wood like the black and white plywood...it adds a nice contrast to a predictable black and white kitchen...don't get me wrong, I love black and white kitchen, but this certainly takes it to a whole new level.

Jason @ Chesterfield Sofa said...

Like you, I am a massive fan of wood, especially from my side; reclaimed. And you can't beat the sheer class of a wooden floor throughout a house - even though the scratch danger is ever present - and I am one clumsy man!

Some of these examples are terrific! Especially that black and white kitchen! Jealous isn't the word!

Adie Andrews said...

Such a simple and natural design and with this wood around everything is looking so great.

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Toronto Bathroom Renovations said...

When we have done renovations to install timber flooring in apartments for our clients, we have double checked with the body corporate and they usually have a requirement to use acoustic sound insulation underlay instead of the standard foam stuff. Most flooring outlets will be able to give you an indication of the price of that type of underlay.

Fleur @ new homes in Cambridgeshire said...

Who knew that timber interiors could look so beautiful. What I like about these interior looks that are featured is that wood can have different effects. Wood can be full of charm, or vintage or look really smart and sophisticated depending on the finish and the way it is used. Marvellous ideas here and very inspirational. Hopefully all of this wood featured are from sustainable sources too.

new homes in Cambridgeshire said...

Who knew that timber interiors could look so beautiful. What I like about these interior looks that are featured is that wood can have different effects. Wood can be full of charm, or vintage or look really smart and sophisticated depending on the finish and the way it is used. Marvellous ideas here and very inspirational. Hopefully all of this wood featured are from sustainable sources too.

Simi said...

Oh so pretty! I love wood grain texture, and I especially like the stump-table-thingies :))
~simi (giveaway on my blog!)

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I'm so in love with the Japanese style bathroom. The tub looks perfect for an apres ski soak.

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