Live Edge.

I saw this picture on Pinterest and feel in love with the unique concept of using a live edge wood slab for a sliding door.  I mean, it’s pretty damn cool right?

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I’ve long loved the natural and yet modern look of furniture made of live edge wood.  I think it’s a look that’s going to stick around for a while.

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In fact, I’m considering replacing my glass coffee table with something like this (just much smaller since my entire living room is about the size of this coffee table…)

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Look how cool these floating shelves are?  They would also be amazing in a commercial application like in a boutique for display.

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Speaking of commercial applications, this bar is incredible. For many reasons really, but the counter is such an amazing focal point.

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Using a floating slab as a powder room counter with a vessel sink is another cool use.

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My favorite application is still a dining table though! :)

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Hudson Furniture makes the most stunning live edge tables, I’m sure many of you have drooled over their ads in shelter magazines.  And their showroom in Manhattan is unbelievable- like, INSANE. But so are the prices!  I had a client that loved this table but not the price…

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So we instead ventured out to Jeffrey Greene Design Studio in rural Pennsylvania (maybe getting very lost thanks to GPS on our way…) and worked with them to create a similar table for much less.  We got to pick our slab and make sure the metal finish and leg shape were just right. And I have to say I think it came out fabulous!

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I love the handcrafted nature of this table in the formal, traditional space.

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Here are some finds featuring live edge wood!

Anthropologie Bed

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Room and Board dining table and coffee table

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Chairish console table

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High Fashion Home metal and wood dining table

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A smaller accent, this Crate & Barrel mirror

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You can also find a TON of tables and slabs on Etsy from various sellers!



28 comments

  1. Just ordered a table from Circle Furniture for a client in Wenham that looks just like the Valentino. Love the juxtaposition in the traditional space.

  2. I have been eying that coffee table from Room&Board for a while now. The price is steep though! I’m thinking about commissioning a similar piece from a furniture maker in Haverhill.

  3. We recently purchased a gorgeous live edge dining table from West Barnstable Table (http://www.westbarnstabletables.com). The craftsman who made our table, Rick Moran, showed us his shop and spent a lot of time talking to us about the wood he uses and his process. Such a great experience and it makes the table that much more special. It was definitely an investment, but we enjoy it every day and hope it will become a treasured family heirloom! If you’re down on Cape Cod I recommend stopping by the show room!

  4. I am fairly new to your Blog. Actually, I bought your book first.
    I don’t particularly like this type of furniture, BUT, I love that everyday you post
    Interesting designs, information, trends. I, especially, liked your blog when you dressed the Oscar nominees. The dresses were gorgeous and you chose well for each of the stars.

  5. I love live edged furniture. We have a small live edged shelving unit made years ago by my father-in-law…very vintage industrial & we always get so many compliments. Great post!

  6. Does anyone have any idea where I could find shelves similar to the ones pictured? I feel like floating shelving is such great way to take a “baby step” toward introducing this trend into any interior…

  7. Love this look! We found the Dakota Table and Bench from Crate & Barrel and it looks great in our dining room! We paired it with more traditional slope arm chairs from RH. The table has a very subtle live edge and the best grey-ish wash which was what I loved most about it.

  8. In the 90’s my hippie grandparents bought this seriously crazy living/dining room set made of live edge wood from South America – it was hideous. Now with my grown up eye – some of those pieces had POTENTIAL. I’ve been kicking myself for the last few years that I didn’t salvage a table top or two for my own home when they got rid of it. These are so gorgeous.

  9. Gorgeous and similar to designs show on the Ellen Degeneres design challenge on HGTV. I see this is a big trend in the next few years as we all long for some rustic touches to any style home.

  10. um. I appreciate that everyone needs to be open to new things…but having grown up in the 60’s I just can’t see this in my environment. But it does prove a point. Everything old is new.

  11. I couldn’t agree more. I absolutely love the natural touch of unfinished wood, especially when it’s paired with modern decor. Your space looks so great that I’m considering doing the same! Haha :)

  12. Waiting on some shelves similar to those you showed (I ordered on Etsy) to arrive for our new kitchen… love mixing this look with the classics too. My Yangyang Pan painting will hang above – should be gorgeous together! Thanks for the post.

  13. Darby Road HOME in Waltham has several live edge pieces in the showroom, ready to go home today! Please support small independent business owners!
    All the shout outs were for major retailers…….
    We have the same cool stuff. Thanks!

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  15. Wow what a great idea. Where are most of the materials coming from? I’m sure there are some great finds that could be refurnished reviving the life of the furniture. And just for your information, in Indonesia we make some mahogany and teak furniture. You can visit my site to http://www.indo-furni.com

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