Pro Insight: Reclaimed longleaf yellow pine is a near extinct tree, which means you can only get the wood from deconstruction projects; it smells delightfully like Pine-Sol when you cut it, and the long, dense, pin-stipe grain is really appealing to the eye.


    These personality pieces pack a punch against neutral fabrics and furnishings.

    1. Dustin bed, by Made Goods, available at Ember Home Studio.

    2. Zebra side table, by Mariana Home, available at Wilson Lighting.

    3. Octagon rustic walnut table with bone inlay, by Jonathan Charles, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.

    4. Biscayne dot accent table, by Theodore Alexander, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.


    Adding nailhead trim to upholstered pieces and accessories is an easy way to add personality to a piece. We asked local design professionals if nailhead trim is a classic or a craze. Here is what they had to say.



    A tropical hardwood, teak is one of the toughest species of wood around. So it is no surprise that when it comes to outdoor furniture, teak is often the go-to choice for its durability and elegance. This timeless material naturally patinas over time, keeping your furniture looking beautiful for years to come.

    1. Aviara teak lounge chair, available at Restoration Hardware.

    2. Tres chic cocktail table, by Lexington, available at KDR Designer Showrooms.


    Not only pretty but practical, wingback chairs have been gracing homes since the 1600s. Originally designed as a way to provide comfortable protection from drafts or trap heat from a fireplace, today’s wingback chairs are still a classic staple in any space. 

    1. Foremost chair, available at Dau Furniture.

    2. Reagan swivel chair, available at SC Home by Forshaw.

    3. Andre wing chair, by Highland House, available at Design & Detail.

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