We think most things lookâ€”and feelâ€”better once they’re worn in, wood included. Here are 10 favorite spaces with wood that flaunts the lived-in look, some of it centuries old, some brand nnew.
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Above: Elizabeth Roberts Design installed new white oak floors throughout this duplex renovation in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The muted color pairs well with the townhouse’s historic features.
Above: Architects Liddicoat & Goldhill remodeled this 19th-century terraced house in London for an avid collector of vintage and reclaimed materials. The designers created a palette based on the client’s antiques and the house’s wood-paneled shutters and other original woodwork. Photo by Tom Gildon.
Above: A sunken living and dining room in a three-story New York City townhouse remodeled by Leone Design Studio.
Above: Architect Steven Harris preserved the stone walls and ceiling timbers in his renovation of a 15th century houseâ€”his ownâ€”located off Croatia’s Dalmation Coast.
Above: A credenza set for serving in the home of Santa Barbara-based Carole Magness of Magness Interiors. The designer’s home, a 1919 farmhouse, was designed by Wallace Neff.
Above: Deborah Berke & Partners retained the brick walls and worn wood floors of this NYC bachelor’s loft and introduced large pieces of custom furniture for flexible living.
Above: This Hudson Valley farmhouse by architect James Dixon sports wood of various patinas alongside freshly painted yellow dining chairs.
Above: A mix of old and new in a Brooklyn Heights loft remodel by Elizabeth Roberts Design: a long reclaimed wood table and new open kitchen for a couple who love to entertain.
Above: Golden wood and gilded frames warm this open kitchen and dining remodeled by SF-based Nick Noyes Architecture.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 9, 2013 as part of our Japonesque issue.