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Mixing Natural Textures in Eclectic Design

This traditional home in the Denny Blaine community in Seattle is framed by gorgeous trees all around. Mesmerized by the trees, we decided to take the surrounding nature and incorporate it into our design by using different natural textures to compliment the hardwood wood flooring and trimming.

Eclectic Dining Room

This dining room had unique parquet hardwood floors. We added an area rug in a soft blue color to compliment the warm tones of the wood. The different patterns layered together worked with each other to grab the buyers’ attention. However, the simplicity of the contrasting patterns kept it classic and tasteful. The Eames dining chairs kept the home updated with an eclectic look, and their wooden legs echoed the floor. We used a darker wooden dining table as a focus to bring together the dark wood trimming on the door and windows and the lighter colored floor. The accessories in the room recalled the hardwood flooring and the trees outside through their woven and branch-like textures.

home-office

The home office had wood paneling on the walls as well as hardwood floors. The walls and the floor consisted of different types of wood, which, already created a layered sensation to the room. We took this attribute further, and placed an animal hide rug of a darker and warmer hue to anchor the room. By using an animal hide, we added another natural texture. Furthermore, we hung wall art on the wood-paneled walls of tree stump rings to reincorporate wooden textures, but with a consistency different enough to add interest. The layering of the different tan and cognac tones and textures blended beautifully together. This decor made the green leaves of the trees stand out and become part of the interior design.

Mixing different natural textures is a terrific way to highlight your home’s original wood, to compliment your landscaping outside, and bring its beauty into your home decor.

 

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