Photographed by Anna Powell Teeter.
Custom Kitchen
When two designers move into a home, they are definitely not going to leave the kitchen as is. "We painted the cabinets, added shelving, and replaced an old countertop with ambrosia maple," says Culver.

However the pair weren't the only ones to add to the design. "The striated blue coloration and tiny holes in ambrosia maple are a result of the ambrosia beetle. The beetle bores into the tree leaving behind small tunnels, and the blue coloration is from a fungus that the beetle carries," explains Culver. "Big thanks to the ambrosia beetle for creating this beautiful aesthetic without damaging the structural integrity of the wood."