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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Interior Design: Into The Woods
Contemporary interiors are often predictable
and forgetable – black/white/chrome…over and over and over. I sometimes forget whose apartment I’m
visiting because so many of them look alike. For my clients, visual interest is
derived from textural variety rather than pattern or color. I temper the
typically strict contemporary black/white/chrome color scheme by incorporating shades
of gray, stainless, and the organic color and tactile fabrication of wood. The
introduction of the patterns of delicate wood graining turn ordinary into
For an ongoing project, the 3/3 condo’s
entertainment spaces are pale and airy – far from dull. The cocktail and dining
(surface) tables are teak, serving as counterpoint to lightly textured white
leather sofa and chairs and white marble floors with subtle veining. The two tables,
on opposite sides of the open floor plan, balance and unite the two areas.
Other wood furnishings include custom 130 pound African Mahogany interior doors with a medium dark stain, likewise the kitchen’s
cabinetry. Separating living from dining spaces is a rosewood sideboard with exquisite character
Custom Interior Doors by Robin Lechner
floors are sanded and stained to carry the warm and welcoming look of wood
throughout the private areas of the apartment.
Integrating wood into a contemporary
design scheme adds natural beauty. And because designs range from free-form to sleek
and crisp lines, you’ll be sure to find pieces that complement your style.
For more inspirational ideas for incorporating wood into your design scheme, contact me at