Ravishingly reclaimed – part 1

So I guess it must be due to all the brand spanking new glass skyscrapers, swanky chandeliered interiors and neon flashing lights that I’ve been surrounded by for a month now, but I’ve really started having a craving for a bunch of all natural stone/wood/leather/fibre rustic products and finishes.  There’s nothing like the patina you get on old beaten up wood or brass in the materials largely used here in HK so I thought today I would take a look at one of my all time fave finishes: reclaimed wood.


Whether you use it in the form of floorboards, wall/ceiling cladding, furniture or accessories, it seriously floats my boat. 

So firstly here are some inspiration piccies I’ve found along my internet ramblings.

I’m not usually a big fan of herringbone flooring but these rustic chappies are the bee’s knees:

LOVING these floorboards paired with the aqua accents:

But my absolute favourite look are these long wide lengths of recaimed plankwork:


They clearly could not get enough of the finish in the RHS pic – the ceiling and window frames are also made from reclaimed wood:

More wall/ceiling cladding – looks fantastic with the ultra-modern black accents on the RHS, no?

Also looks fabulous on this ceiling/stairs:

Or how about incorporating a reclaimed wood barn door?  These are perfect examples of the indoors/outdoors looks:

Possibly the most gorgeous kitchen island I’ve ever set eyes on – the Carrara marble top sets off the warm wooden hues to perfection!

And here are a bunch of schemes incorporating reclaimed wooden tables – the perfect way to add this vibe to your home without the commitment/expense of going full hog.  I am in love with the Panton chair pairing in pics 1 and 3:  

Also ruddy brilliant combined with some exposed brickwork (see here for more examples of this gem!):

One huge attribute of this finish is that it lends itself to so many different design aesthetics – you can glam it up by incorporating chandies, silver accents and elegant furnishings (LHS below), or you can give it an industrial chic edge with metal angular chairs, blown glass pendants and rustic accessories (RHS below) – and they both look fab, no?

(credits: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21)

So what do you think?  Hope it’s whet your whistle for tomorrow’s shopping guide…


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