Custom Wood Adds Character To Home Design

Wood features create warmth and texture, adding character to any room. In this Connecticut residence, wood was used in a variety of ways, including in a custom chef’s kitchen, a living room and grand staircase.

In the large kitchen, the wood floor and custom cabinets are classic and durable, creating a warm and inviting room. With custom cabinets, the designer and homeowner can work together to create the look they want as well as making sure there is enough space for storage.

KitchenIn this kitchen, a mix of glass and white wood cabinet doors and drawers offer space for dishes and glasses, while giving the room a brighter look.

The continuous wood floor from the kitchen into the living room creates a seamless open concept. Rich in color, it offers a contrast from the white walls, and large wood beams in the living room ceiling. The wood fireplace also adds character and serves as a focal point.

KitchenUsing a large area rug under the living room sectional couch creates an intimate space in a larger room, creating flow and open space. The double glass and wood doors on either side of the fireplace allow in light and bring the outdoor view in as part of the living room’s charm.

Living Room

The grand staircase has dark wood risers and banisters, with white wood panels on the walls, echoing the contrast in the kitchen.

Main Hallway

Custom wood can be used in many different in many different design concepts, adding another dimension to the design.

Working with Holzman Interiors, a full-service interior design company, where experts can help you bring all the details together, is ideal when creating an overall look including custom wood.

Design with Entertaining in Mind

This Chicago apartment was designed with entertaining in mind, creating custom furniture, and a room layout with multiple seating options.

The living room area has two distinct seating areas, with contemporary custom chairs in dark grey, glass and metal coffee tables. This offers plenty of seating and areas for serving food and drinks.

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It also creates good flow for people to mingle, as well as grouping seating to provide intimacy and a place to sit and have a conversation. Having two different rugs on the wood floor also visually divides the spaces.

The different shades of grey and mixing patterns and solids with dark jewel-tones gives the room a luxurious look and feel. Creating custom furniture with rich fabrics creates a unique look and makes a strong statement.

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The dining room features six custom contemporary chairs, with a large rectangular table and modern metal and glass chandelier. Roomy chairs and a spacious table make for a relaxed space for dining.

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The apartment also features an art collection on the walls, offering conversation pieces offset by the darker wall color.

A tall glass storage cabinet offers a unique way to store and showcase wine. With shelving and presentation areas, the wine can be easily accessed as well as displayed.

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Holzman Interiors will work with clients to determine their needs and goals for each room. In this case, entertaining was a part of the design strategy, which influences choices about layout, seating options, colors and more.