After years of Scandinavian whites reigning supreme as household staples, dark wood makes a come back.It feels warm and homey and it hides many sins.
This time it is rough, more rustic, with the different shades and scars of natural wood showing through the waterwash varnish.
A modern chalet in the Alps
An artist's Brazilian retreat using rough surfaces, modern decorative items and traditional elements such as the flokati rug and the hand finished mattress.
Dark waterwashed wood kitchen ad
Rough fabrics and rustic textures
In the same Brazilian home, a touch of modern colour and the rough texture of the walls are neighboring the wooden exposed beams of the ceiling.
Kids' rooms follow similar rules of rough surfaces, where nothing really matches, but everything looks pulled together and balanced.
All pictures Maison et Decoration, 2.2011