Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reclaimed Wood

I stumbled across these images over the past couple of days and each and evertime I would open them up I immediately wanted to dive into the room and touch the reclaimed wood with my hand - isn't it such a tactile product?

I adore the painted 'love' on this particular headboard and how the mustard yellow paint colour is copied in the cushion fabric and the charcoal walls is carried through to the cushion & blanket. All this loveliness off set with the crisp white bedlinen and the shell disc candelier above ... in one small photo shot there is balance in colours, texture and interest.

If there wasn't the distressed wood used as the headboard going up the wall then this bedroom area would feel very masculine and minimalist indeed. Yet with the wood it softens the feel with the variations of grey in the timber and I love the detail of the reclaimed wood being used on the step into the bed area too.

I need not write anything here - the beauty of the staircase and handrail speak for themselves!

How clever to use an old pallet as shelving against the wall. I see disused old pallets all the time thrown by the side of the road and some have been there so long the wood has 'greyed' with the exposure to light into such a beautiful colour timber. Love this idea! I have used pallet wood as a frame to my large kitchen chalkboard and it looks fantastic.

Without the warmth of the timber benchtop on the island this kitchen could have felt extremely sterile but with the differance in tone to white, the timber instantly adds warmth. This kitchen has all the elements I would love in my future kitchen- subway tiles, butlers sink, painted wood ceiling and floor and wooden island top with open shelving. I'll keep dreaming...

In this day and age where timber is at a premium isn't it a must to re-use and upcycle wherever we can?


Angela Steyn said...

Lovely post Em... I adore the timber staircase.

Ang x

Bree Oliver said...

So glad you have finally taken the blogging plunge Em. I look forward to lots more fab posts.

Em said...

Thanks Bree... After only a few days doing it I am already hooked! Ang warned me it would become my third baby - looks set to!!! xx

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Zane Wooder said...

Curious what does it say in yellow on the front broad of the bed?


jennifer hartz said...

Where do you find your wood?

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