Take a cue from Ali­son and fill your home with the tac­til­ity and warmth of prac­ti­cal tim­ber pieces.

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BEAU­TI­FUL SOLID-WOOD side­boards in Ali­son’s home off­set the nat­u­ral colour of the floors and com­ple­ment the rest of her fur­ni­ture. “Chris and I both love tim­ber fur­ni­ture and the look of the grain and the warmth it brings to a room,” says Ally. “I also don’t think solid tim­ber ever dates; it wears re­ally well and you can sand it back and restain or paint it down the track. We’re not fussy about match­ing up our tim­ber fin­ishes but we do tend to grav­i­tate to­wards a lighter more bleached-out look.”

If you’re look­ing to add tim­ber fur­ni­ture to your home, here are a few pieces and ideas to get you started.

In­spired by Lovely and light

The Tas­ma­nian Ash side­board from Har­vey Nor­man per­fectly com­ple­ments Ally’s pale wooden floor­boards.

Wood work

“I love side­boards as they per­form two func­tions: stor­age and also another plat­form to style up a room,” Ally ex­plains.

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