Trend Alert: Organic Matter

Wood grain got a bit of a bad rep after all that '70s-era wood paneling, but there’s definitely a way to use it without going overboard. With the rise of composite woods such as particleboard and medium-density fiberboard, the resurgence of this natural form is increasingly important. We love the visual interest that knots, irregularities, and color variation lend to a piece. Extremely versatile, the texture of wood grain adds both warmth and dimension.

1. Herman Miller Eames Molded Wood Dining Chair: $534; Velocity Art & Design | 2. Geometric Wood Table: $398; Pieces Inc. | 3. Wine/Bar Armoire: $2,500; Horne | 4. Decomposition Notebook: $8; The Curiosity Shoppe | 5. Otto Fan: $199; Horne | 6. The Channel Islands Wood Biscuit: $2350; Grain Surfboards | 7. Meritage Wood Table Lamp: $425; Plantation | 8. Everest II rug: $1299; ABC Carpet & Home | 9. The Parc Sofa: price upon request; Hudson Furniture Inc.

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