Authentic, Natural, Slightly Primitive…Wood

Thankfully, most people’s senses are on high alert when it comes to caring and preserving Mother Earth.  This plays out in so many respects, including today’s home design trends.  The use of reclaimed products in the construction of homes, as well as home accessories, continues and I have to say, I LOVE it!  From casual and fun to traditional or contemporary, the use of old barn board and exposed beams certainly brings added texture and natural warmth to a home.

Check out some of these pins and the next time you see an old piece of driftwood or some old boards, take them home, clean them up a bit, add a few metal brackets and affix to an empty wall. Then, add something colorful and pretty like flowers in a clear vase and lean a decorative metal tray against the wall, along with a small candle.  Before you know it, you’ve transformed that bland wall into something eye-catching and unique to you. Enjoy the journey. LG

Who wouldn’t want to lounge around in this room?

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How hip is this?



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Traditional, rustic yet slightly glam = interesting and very cool.

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The wood really transforms this cold space into a home.

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