Picking up from where I left off on my trend report from High Point Spring market, trend number three is all about the wood. Whether you call it pickled, cerused or “charred” I spotted it all over High Point Spring Market.
The majority of what I spotted was the color of drift wood and many manufactures featured it in their new introductions.
Wood in a more natural state was also spotted but the grain was still the focal point of the piece.
This orange hued table below had a fun discovery.
I can’t say I was really digging the look. All I could think of were those 1980’s pickled kitchen cabinets that turned a weird shade of pinky beige. Nope, I wasn’t embracing the look at all UNTIL…I walked into E.J. Victor and saw the new furniture line from designer Kelly Wearstler. It was love at first sight.
Wearstler’s furniture embraced a term that I had heard about a year ago but hadn’t seen, called “charred wood”. I don’t know the process but it looks as if the wood was bleached and then treated so that the grain turns black and has a charred or burnt look.
Wearstler used this same charred wood look on this side table made of what appeared to be stone but must have been some kind of porcelain.
Even the fabric on the chair looks like it was charred next to an even more exaggerated take on the trend.
I’m not sure if this new look for wood is going to turn into a fad (gone in a year or two) rather than a trend (around for approximately 8-10 years) but keep your eyes open for exposed wood grain and charred wood sightings.
Would love to hear what you think my friends. Love it? Love it not?
Also, if you missed trend number one and two just click on the links below to catch up.