Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Light finishes can bring a casual, airy feel to a space. There are some wonderful furniture treatments being done, where cerused woods, white washed finishes and rubbed paint are being used. The result are pieces that offer a lightness that can transform surroundings from dark and broody to crisp and fresh. Even a single piece in a cerused finish can elevate a dark setting. There are so many great choices right now- from Axel Vervoordt-inspired furnishings to Swedish Gustavian. Take your pick and mix it in.

Photo courtesy of Canopy Designs
A white metal tole chandelier from Canopy Designs would make a charming addition to a bedroom or dressing area.

Photo courtesy of Made Goods
The blossom shaped Fiona Mirror of bone from Made Goods is feminine without being saccharine.

Roost created a sweeping chair and ottoman that mixes Nordic and 1960's Malibu beach shack elements.

Photo courtesy of Currey and Company
The Wiggins Pendant from Currey and Company is covered in burlap and has a wrought iron frame for a rustic feel.

Lauren Lighting's wooden dodecahedron honeycomb shaped base has a certain lightness with modern lines.

Photo courtesy of Made Goods
The Carson ceramic lamp with geometric pattern from Made Goods keeps it chic.

Photo courtesy of Currey and Company
Currey and Company's Bywell Ottoman with bobbin detailing in a light finish looks totally different from the tradition dark wood of bobbin chairs past.

Photo courtesy of Jayson
The Taylor Sofa from Jayson Home and Garden is covered in a burlap fabric. The long single cushion is a clean detail that leads the eye along.

Photo courtesy of Oly
Oly's Kedan Stool in cast resin covered in curly lamb does a lot as an accent.

Noir Lawrence Side Chair in mahogany with white weathered finish could work around a dining table or at a vanity.

Photo courtesy of Gabby
With a white washed finish and cut out back, the Emory Bench from Gabby gets Gustavian right.

Photo courtesy of Noir
The Dudley Octagonal Table from Noir in white weathered Mahogany has an unusual base and versatile shape.

Photo courtesy of Bungalow 5
I can't get enough of the Piedmont collection from Bungalow 5. The sleek lines and retro feel are great for a classic bedroom or as a sofa side table.

Photo courtesy of Currey and Company
The Garrison Drop leaf Table from Currey and Company is a piece that can be used as a server or to seat several.

Photo courtesy of Wisteria
A barley twist leg and narrow profile make this console from Wisteria a nice addition to an entry foyer or smaller area.

Photo courtesy of Noir
The Ferret Bookcase in white oak from Noir has great carved detailing.

Photo courtesy of White Fine Furnishings
This desk and shelving from White Fine Furnishings is pretty for a small nook and it's sweeping lines keep things interesting.

Photo courtesy of Noir
The White Oak carved chair in vintage grey by Noir is the hall chair gone elaborate.


A+S / Tilton Fenwick said...

Cerused is so right now!! great round up!

Amanda Hill said...

I just found your blog from Lonny and I am completely smitten. It's hard finding design blogs I adore so I am thrilled to be following you! Be back soon :)

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Amanda! I am so excited to hear that thank you for reading Stylebeat!

Bedroom Chandeliers said...

that chandelier is something else :)