The Beauty of Natural Wood


It seems lately, when browsing Interior Designer Portfolios, I naturally gravitate towards the Designers own home. Such is the case for this Brooklyn, Brownstone. It wasn't until I started researching that I found that it actually belonged to Kathryn Scott, Interior Designer and artist. It was very difficult to select just one residence to feature, but this one I returned to several times, when I finally decided to feature it. What captured my immediate attention was all the natural wood and plant life, especially the Ficus Trees above.
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This statue is beautiful, a rarity. The woman's figure is elegant, it's wonderful weathered, torn and broken, but truthfully I wish she had a head!
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The home has a mix of Asian, heirloom and numerous antique pieces. She has offices in Shanghai, as well as New York. She has lived in the home since the 80's, and renovated/restored it to meet the need of her family, keeping all the incredible furnishings she has collected over the years. The amazing dining table above, is split down the middle, made of a single slab of Cypress wood, and was a gift from Kathryn's mother.
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The kitchen and dining room cabinetry is exquisite, but there isn't much information on it. It has been quite some time since I have seen this beautiful rich and sturdy wood in a kitchen. Especially since most cabinets today are painted, or veneers. The natural wood grain really stands out, and is impressive. (Most of the china that fills these cabinets was inherited from grandparents)
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It's not styled as such here, but the room above actually belongs to their young daughter. You can see more pictures in the link below.
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This home is filled with incredible history. The bed below was inherited from Kathryn's grandmother. It seems every piece was handed down, discovered in some remote place, or on a far off journey. It has a very old world feel to it which brings instant comfort. The wood and plants, and colours are inviting. If you are interested in seeing more, there is a great interview with Kathryn Scott and an extensive gallery of her home, here.
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12 comments:

  1. Love that statue! Also that bedroom and red couch are great.

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  2. I think I've developed an unhealthy obsession with natural wood, especially in the accents of rooms. Accent furniture, decorative pieces, etc. Great post!

    Alaina

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  3. Fantastic house. Great architectural details, beautifully decorated, love touches of orange. I will check her portfolio.
    Thanks.
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  4. It's a wonderful contrast to all the shiny things we fill our homes with! My dream home would have reclaimed (and slightly worn) herringbone wood floors and beams galore! But for now little pieces of wood sculpture will have to do :)

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  5. Nice post! I also did a post about wooden furniture and decoration itmes!
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    Greet

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  6. Am nominating you for the 'Kreativ Blogger' award - if you feel inclined, would love to hear seven things we don't know about you! Warm wishes, Susie x

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  7. I adore wood too.
    Great place.
    pve

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  8. i love these photos. i especially like the coffee table in the living room.

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  9. This is just exquisite. Beautiful home!! Love the details, the decor (it's not over the top but not sparse either... just right).

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  10. these are truly a beautiful spaces.
    i even like the daughters room.
    the windows are the best.
    i would love to have the same in my home.

    xx

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  11. Beautiful home. I'm with you, I just love natural wood. That dining room table is awesome!! And love the square ceiling fixtures in the very first picture.

    Kelly

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  12. What a lovely post. I really love all the spaces featured too... especially the oversized artwork.... thanks.

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