DESIGN DETAIL WAYS WITH WOOD
We take a look at this home’s tricks with timber
Use wood cladding to create warmth. It brings a natural softness to large, potentially clinical spaces, such as a room with a double-height ceiling. Keep everything else minimal. Use too much wood and it can overpower an interior. Keep the remaining walls white to balance the look. Create seamless continuity between inside and out. Oak is a hardy wood and can be used on terraces and balconies as well as interior walls. Care for your wood. External wood needs to be oiled once a year; it’s a bit of effort, but it’s worth it to avoid water damage and prevent cracking and warping. Mix your woods for variety. Use lighter oak on a wall, vintage parquet on a floor, and darker teak, cherry or maple on window frames to create a tonal effect that will add extra character to your home.
Snug The leather sofa is the ‘Tiki’ by Fogi and the two ‘Bowl’ coffee tables are by Danish designer Ayush Kaslin for Mater, available from Heal’s Stockist details on p175