There is something special about timber furniture. Perhaps it’s the meticulous detail and craftsmanship involved in the age-old making techniques. Or is it the appeal of timeless and natural materials that outlast other materials? Whatever it is, timber makes us feel good.
It’s common to accumulate different kinds of timber furniture over the years. This can lead to the conundrum of trying to make all the different kinds of wood in your space harmonise together rather than looking like a confused sharehouse. Southwood owners Val and Maria sat down to chat about their love of timber and the tricks of the trade when it comes to styling timber in a home.
Why do you like using timber furniture when designing spaces?
If you have oak floorboards would you use oak furniture in the space?
If someone is renovating and they are working through what timbers they are going to introduce to the space, whether that’s in the floorboards, cabinetry or furniture, how would you go about that process? What would you start with?
Some floor timbers are quite hard to work with. Let’s say you have a timber floor that has quite a lot of traditional red tones to it. Keeping in mind that changing the floorboards isn’t always an option, what could you do to freshen the space?
What is your favourite timber and why?