Interior Designer Notebook – Using Slat Wood in Interior Design
The past couple of years has seen a rise in popularity in the use of slatted wood. We’re not talking the paneling from your 1970s basement, but a refined and modern version. And, the use goes beyond just interior design. Slatted wood is perfect for interiors, as well as exteriors. With a little care, this implementation of wood can look great for years and have a timeless appeal. How might you use slat wood in your home? Here are some great ideas.
As a wall treatment. In the Ace Hotel inPortland, Oregon, wider wood planks are used as a wall treatments in a guest room. A built-in headboard with cool texture.
For cool and interesting furniture. I’m working with a local furniture maker to use reclaimed slatted wood for a custom bed. In this picture, the idea of slats is applied to a cabinet. With dimensionality and texture, this piece is sure to be the center of conversation.
Exterior screen. Let’s not limit the use of slat wood to the interior. Slats can be used as exterior screening as a ceiling treatment or amazing space divider and even a cool, modern railing. These two pics show great examples.
The design world is so lucky these days to have access to a broad range of cool and interesting materials. Slatted wood is one of the new standards in design. While popularity may wax and wane, the look is here to stay.