Living on the Edge
Living in this beautiful and bountiful country sure has its perks. Being rich in forests and natural resources, and having access to extremely creative minds means we get to experience the best of everything in life. And boy, are we grateful we do!
On the design front, we see quite a few things that we wish were made popular long ago. Lumber and wood companies are finally seeing the natural beauty of trees. They’re incorporating the natural edges of the tree into the slabs that they make. It’s beautiful, and more importantly, sustainable. After all, why should you waste the edges of the wood to make a boring square slab?
Designers are turning these slabs, called live edge wood, into furniture, bartops and countertops. Our in house Designer and Client Care Specialist, Ivonny, our Accountant Janet and I were recently admiring these slabs. Janet says she’s been wanting one for 6 years now. She says she’s seen them in a fancy store across the border and would just love to get these in her home.
Ivonny told us, “It’s now possible to incorporate these wood slabs as an accent piece on your wall. Imagine, instead of having tiles, having a wood slab as a backsplash.”
We think it’s totally neat! Sure, it may not work in your downtown condo. But if you had a cabin, or a cottage on a lake, or a rustic overall home theme, this would definitely be cool!
Ivonny says wood slab backsplashes are now available in 60×120 cms. But they are on special order, and it does take a while to be delivered. She may have mentioned, you’ll need a special tiler to make this happen, too. But does she know people who can make it happen? Absolutely!
Are you like Janet and have been wanting one for literally forever? Are you ready for your warm, rustic, dream home interior to come to life? We know just how to find you the pieces that will work in your space. Send us a message today through ContactUs@FairTradeWorks.biz . We’d be glad to discuss design ideas with you!
Ivonny Saputra is the head of the FairTradeWorks Client Care/Design department. She is an architect by trade but has always had the passion to finish the spaces she creates through design. In her spare time, Ivonny carries her work home by flipping houses, all while being a mother to Collin and wife of a construction project manager.
Meg McCaslin, Administration & Communication
Photos courtesy of: porterbarnwood.com, zillow.com, evafurniture.com, thewoodmillofmaine.com