With the latest interior trends focusing on bringing nature indoors, there’s no denying that wood is having its moment in the sun. Striking the right tone in any style of property, timber enhances the rustic character of a traditional country home and brings warmth and texture to a modern, sleek setting.
The unspoilt beauty of wood can create a beautiful and understated look in the kitchen. With its tactile texture and rich colours, wood instantly adds a serene and warming element to the space, bringing balance to a bold scheme whilst livening up a neutral room.
Easily incorporated in the kitchen, wood can be used as a large feature on a worktop, island or floor, or as a subtler detail through shelving, drawers, bar stools and accessories. While the embosses of oak and walnut complement the look of traditional spaces, paler woods such as maple, beech and ash create a more contemporary look that is perfect for minimalist styles.
“Focusing on designing as green as possible and creating spaces that are eco-friendly has opened up further appreciation for reclaimed wood. Beyond the economic and environmental benefits, using reclaimed wood adds an interesting story to the kitchen space. Any material that has an organic influence helps to ground the room and provide an instant sense of calm, and reclaimed wood is warm and full of rich detail. The look is beautifully unique and something you cannot recreate using new material.” – Melissa Klink, Harvey Jones Creative Director.