Sometimes the most beautiful things are those that are less than perfect. There’s probably a life lesson in that statement. But I’ll save that for another day. Today I’d like to focus on burl wood, which is just that kind of thing. The intriguing, kaleidoscopic swirls are actually due to a mutation that causes an outgrowth of a tree trunk after some form of stress. The resulting marble like effect is striking while adding a beautiful depth and sense of calm to a space. Burl wood is the perfect mix of rustic vibes and modern elegance and I can’t get enough. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite burl wood accents below.