Written by Aundra Skinner
Using natural wood is a wonderful way to bring warmth and texture to every room. Lauren Conrad’s home, pictured above, is full of natural wood elements and furnishings. Her casual neutral home has a modern bohemian flare, which is swoon worthy. Floating shelves are also popular right now, using these in your kitchen or dining area brings warmth and dimension to your room. Also giving you the chance, to display some of your favorite pieces.
From the latest project, Timmen Ranch, we incorporated a lot of natural finishes. I am in love with this hood vent! It brings in the warm wood found in the hardwood floors.
Not to mention this accent wall in the master bathroom. Our client loves natural wood elements and loves the unexpected. He was all about going against the ever popular shiplap, and decided to go with the natural wood, accent wall.
Using natural wood in your accessories is a must in my opinion. Check out these accessories by Studio Mcgee:
Everything from the coffee table, to the open shelves, and those beautiful frames. Using the same wood tones in your furnishings and decor will give you a warm, cohesive look.
Mixing a gray vanity with wood mirrors in the Jesse Hollow project added a natural, warm feel to this master bathroom. Explaining the idea of mixing wood with the gray vanity scared my clients at first, but once it was in place it brought in the warmth to the otherwise cold, sterile bathroom.
Mixing different elements in a room provides visual interest. We tend to gravitate towards spaces that give our eyes multiple features to examine. Natural wood finishes, add character and depth to every room.
Hopefully this inspires you to think outside of the box and go out of your comfort zone.
Written by Aundra Skinner. Aundra is based out of Portland Oregon. This is where her interior design firm Aundra Skinner Interiors, with projects throughout Washington as well. With her love anything design, she prides herself on attention to detail, all while working closely with her clients to make sure it speaks to their lifestyle and interests. You can follow Aundra on Instagram to keep updated on her latest projects: @aundraskinner. Her portfolio is also available on her website: Aundra Skinner Interiors
Edited by Andrea Wexelblatt. Andrea is an editor out of Reno, NV. She is a mother to two wild little boys, a student, and a wife. When she isn’t editing text she enjoys spending time with her family in the Sierra Nevadas.