Weathered woods

A huge trend in wood right now is weathered, distressed finishes. It has an appeal of character, it’s been loved and warn over a life time and helps hide the every day ware and tear we put on our furniture and floors. Its worth a consideration if you are thinking of purchasing some new furniture, especially something that gets high traffic like a kitchen table, or for your flooring options. Here are some great on trend options to get you going in a good direction!

This turned pedestal table has a traditional shape, with a current finish. It would be perfect in a kitchen nook or as a large scale side table with a cozy seating area. The finish and look would get even prettier with time and wear. From West Elm

I love how this coffee table melds two words together: character with the distressed wood top and modern with the polished chrome base. This helps the style, appeal to the masses! From Z Gallerie

Wide plank weathered hardwood from Shaw, Winterset, 00530 Aspen, has a very soft warm color tone to it that would make your house feel like a home and handle well under every day traffic

Another great idea is to use a weathered, distressed piece in the kitchen. As seen in the image above, the island and kitchen chairs (two very hard working pieces in any home) are in a distressed finish, so when the island counter becomes the chopping block or the kitchen chairs get banged around it will only enhance the patina that already exists. It also helps to use this trendy feature in a smaller piece like an island, instead of a whole kitchen, so you have not over committed yourself to a specific look. Image from House & Home Magazine

This chair feels like a sculpted piece of art. Made out of bent veneer oak plywood, in a wire brush finish, will wipe clean and mask the splatters of food and drinks. Wire brushed finishes are very forgiving and you can find it commonly in oak hardwood flooring too. I love how this chair mixes rustic wood with a modern shape and leg to create a stunning piece. Chair from Restoration Hardware

So if you actually live in your homes, use your furniture and rooms well, go rustic and weathered so you wont be cringing every time a glass is set on your new beloved coffee table. Then you can enjoy each space to the fullest and the pieces it in