A live-edge kitchen island in this contemporary home was the inspiration for incorporating live-edge wood in the living room mantel, a detail that links the two rooms together and adds a unique design to the home.
A live-edge wood countertop reclaimed from an old barn in Texas' Hill Country dresses this family hub station in a Houston kitchen. The bulletin board and cubbies encourage organization in the room that sees the heaviest traffic of the whole home.
Use live-edge wood slabs for a rustic countertop, like in this intown Atlanta bathroom designed by Karen Hott Interiors. You can find live-edge countertops for bathroom vanities for $200-$300 via online artisan marketplaces. You also can salvage wood from fallen trees and work with a craftsman to get the finish you want, depending on your budget.
A custom table by Donald Judd and shelves made from Baltic birch plywood are statement pieces in the reception area of an industrial live-work loft in New York City. The red chairs also were designed by Judd. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
This beautiful, eco modern kitchen is the focal point for the house. With natural elements, such as the live edge wood shelving, the natural green and yellow of the walls and the wood trim around the doors and windows, and the modern touches like the clean lines and smooth edges of the cabinets and the countertop, this design perfectly encompasses the homeowners' desire for a kitchen that reflects their love for nature as well as their attraction to the modern design style.
This elegant, white sofa is the focal point in the formal sitting room that overlooks the patio. The live edge wood art piece helps to make the teal walls pop while bringing a piece of the outdoors into this design. The white fabric of the sofa reflects the light from the large window to the right, making the space feel warm and bright, while the yellow flowers add a pop.
Designers created a custom beverage bar with light gray cabinets to complement the interior doors. Above the cabinets is a chalk board wall that adds a touch of trendy pizzaz, while the live edge, reclaimed wood shelves add rustic charm to the space.
These homeowners were very interested in bringing their love for the natural beauty of the outdoors inside and mixing it with the modern design style they already love. This photo shows that they succeeded. The large window overlooking the sink brings in plenty of natural light, allowing nature into the space. The live edge wood shelving shows the raw beauty of nature, while the colors on the wall and the backsplash are earthy shades of green, yellow and gray. These natural elements blend perfectly with the clean lines of the countertop and the modern pendant light, bringing the couple's ideas of an eco modern design to life.
A row of stools line one edge of the glass coffee table adding an Asian style influence to this contemporary living room. The glass tabletop and polished stone fireplace surround create a beautiful reflective quality throughout the room. Built in shelving adds a warm, wood hue to the cool color scheme.