Thursday, November 17, 2011

Drifting into Driftwood


Light woods are back and for lack of a more interesting name I am calling them all "driftwood" though I don't necessarily mean real driftwood....It seems to be the best way to initially describe them to my client, everyone knows what the color of driftwood is right?


Have you noticed lately that the trend of dark wood is fading and lighter woods are back?


Everywhere I look I am seeing reclaimed woods, natural woods, bleached woods, limed or do I dare say pickled woods and even painted woods.


They range in color from almost white to a rich taupey color with variations of shading.


Restoration Hardware, Wisteria and Ballard Designs are all top of mind companies that are embracing and spreading the love on this "new" look.


To keep your house timeless I would recommend combining all woods in your house.  I think a house all done in dark woods is too much and a house done in all "driftwoods" is too much too.  But mixing them together can look quite stunning.


What do you think of the "new" light wood trends?  Have you embraced them yet?  Most of my clients have NOT, but it's just a matter of time I think....

10 comments:

Olga@Stardust said...

Marie I just found your blog and find it amazing! It is really inspiring! So I just became your newest follower! I'm a new blogger, by the way, who is trying to explore the "secrets of blogging". Wanna take a look? I'd be very happy to see you around at my place (and more excited to have you as one of my members)!
Olga
www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

Radiator cover said...

Well decorated furniture the color combination looking nice.

MitchRodriquez @ English Atlanta said...

I love how this beautiful dining set was just so nicely incorporating all that sorrounds it.

Anonymous said...

You even used the "right" word....stunning!!! Love the lightness and simple beauty! WOW!!! Glad the light color is back....I really like these!!! :)

Olga@Stardust said...

Very inspiring pics! Love your blog, I'm your newest follower! Wanna check my place? I'd love to see you around.
Love, Olga
www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

Sela Toki said...

Absolutely gorgeous and loving the driftwood. I've always fancied dark wood but these are beautiful and lively. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love the color of driftwood and these pieces have that feel. I did a post a while back about different ways to use driftwood, it really adds a natural element to a home. Painted furniture is so big right now but I'll always love natural wood in rooms.

Kristin said...

I don't normally jump at the lighter wood but I love the office. So calm and inviting. I'm stopping by from SITS and I'm so inspired. I will definitely be back.

LisaDay said...

The light wood makes a room feel airy and relaxing I think.

LisaDay

Charlotte said...

Love the lighter woods, too, but agree... sometimes it can be a bit too much! Love these pictures--so beautiful (and inspires me to update my living room... hmmm...)