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Choosing Hardwoods to Create a Mood

I’ve written here about so many houses, and thought I’d do a recap of – just an aspect of all of these. Just the wood that is chosen.

All of the houses I write about use all natural and durable materials, and all are gorgeous – but some work better than others in getting across the personality the client is trying to create through the choice of woods.

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This wood ceiling works perfectly in this color.

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The choice of wood, and how it is stained (or simply whitewashed) in a home is the key to creating a distinctive mood.

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In this house in Jakarta this combination of woods is almost like sandalwood perfume.

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By contrast, unfinished woods in modern Japanese architecture creates a completely different feeling.

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Of course, unfinished woods are only possible if the client’s family wears socks inside!

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The opposite, completely black stained wood, is also popular in Japan.

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This bold architect in Finland also makes use of the look of pale woods, but this house is offset by a jolt of red!

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Dark exotic woods like Kempas and Iroko and Lapacho and solid roast blacknut create warmth and cheer like at this Thai eco resort.

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Employing a patchwork of mixed and matched woods gives this hip Seattle house personality and tones down its trendiness with the timelessness of wood.

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Blackened wood like that used by architect Sebastian Mariscal creates a mysterious elegance.

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And deep shades suggest the ease of life in the sultry tropics – as in this beauty from Mumbai Studio, which always brings great craftsmanship to their work.

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  2. Ani Gupta Says:

    Heyy..awesome Design…Cool Combination of wood design…

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