Fall is most definitely in the air and while I do love this time of year, up until now it’s been a bit of an anxious love – a reminder that winter is just around the corner. The angst is compounded by the fact that in recent years our falls have been so short lived and usually punctuated by a brutal snow storm.
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.
It’s always hard to pick favorites, but designing master bedrooms is definitely at the top of my list of spaces I enjoy working on. They are naturally intimate, infinitely cozy and often the last space a homeowner tackles. So giving them something particularly special is all the more sweeter.