Forest Hill Family HomeEclectic Living Room, Toronto
Photography: Donna Griffith
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Driftwood. Driftwood, with its unique, natural shapes, calls to mind the serenity of seaside cottages. Mixed into a contemporary home, this humble material becomes an evocative feature, especially when playing against cool grays that bring out the wood’s character.Using just a little driftwood contrasted against sleek modernist furnishings creates a beautiful mix, so try adding a driftwood mirror frame, lamp base or single piece perched on a coffee table book if a room feels a little too “crisp.”
… or the horizontal stack of driftwood twigs forming the base of this lamp. Clearly, floor lamps and twigs are meant for each other.I hope this gets your creative juices flowing, like it does mine. Let’s all grab some pruners and head for the back forty!More: Bank on Branches for Beautiful Furniture
Logroll. This fascinating floor lamp is a cross between a sculpture and a light fixture. Why it works: The unusually flat shade references the scale of the nearby artwork, while the base adds a wild texture to the very traditional walls, with their panel molding.