Dec 8, 2015
Inside design: East meets west
A table taleSource: Michael Nangreaves Credits: Style at Home
Artemano sources and creates furniture using wood that comes from all over South and Southeast Asia. Here we track the key production stages of live-edge dining tables from their beginnings in a Thai forest – it’s a process that can take more than five months in all!
4 rules for decorating with raw woodSource: Virginia MacDonald Credits: Style at Home
1 Strike a balance. Pair rustic rough-hewn pieces with clean-lined contemporary furniture. 2 Give it centre stage. Raw wood is an art piece in and of itself, so leave the walls unadorned and let the grain shine. 3 Mute the rainbow. Since there are already a handful of tones in many wood grains, keep other colours to a minimum. 4 Make it cohesive. Use two or three different woods and have more than one hit of each type.
Wood 101Source: Style at Home Credits: Style at Home
With renewal and rejuvenation top of mind, Artemano sources its exotic woods from forests that are certified sustainable and government regulated. Here are a few Erin loves. Rosewood Though slow growing, this wood is plentiful in India; grain varies from blond to burgundy in colour. Suar A fast-growing wood sustainably harvested from the limbs of trees grown for other purposes; grain boasts rich, high-contrast tones for an artful appeal. Recycled Salvaged from storm-felled trees, fishing boats, railways and old construction; features chipped paint and the patina of a storied antique.