It is always hard to match the beauty and textural uniqueness of natural materials, and when it comes to home design and décor, wood definitely makes a big difference. Natural wooden surfaces bring along with them a raw, rustic charm and magnetism that are simply unrivaled. Despite all the glitz and glamour of polished stone and glass, the industrial appeal of concrete and the timeless charm of brick, wood holds its own both in terms of style and practicality. And live-edge décor takes this a step further, as it seems even more natural and untamed!
Having already brought to you the best live-edge coffee tables and dining tables in the last few weeks, today we turn our attention to the home office and the exceptional beauty of live-edge furniture. It is often natural-edge worktables that hold sway in the home office, but you can also opt for live-edge cabinets, reception desks and even lighting fixtures, which present an opportunity to move away from the mundane.
Contrasting Styles and Silhouettes
The live-edge desk can fit into a wide array of home offices that range from contemporary and modern to industrial and rustic. Another great benefit is that the natural wood desk does not affect the color scheme of the existing home office and easily blends in with the existing appeal of the space. By simply adding a cool wooden coffee table, small stool or even a few woodsy accessories, the home office seems far more curated, with the live-edge desk playing the role of the protagonist.
Even though the organic live-edge home office desk appears at home in traditional, rustic and industrial spaces, its real beauty is showcased in the minimal, contemporary settings where the neutral backdrop allows it to shine through. Bringing a contrasting texture and even geometric shape to a space filled with polished surfaces and straight lines, the live-edge desk becomes the showstopper here!
Small Home Office with a Live-Edge Desk
Not all of us have space for an expansive home office with amazing views of the ocean or the mountains that sit just a stone’s throw away. But you can definitely transform even your small home office in the basement or the attic into a truly inimitable place by simply adding a live-edge desk. All you need is that slab of natural wood you are in love with, a local craftsman and a bit of planning, and you can easily bring alive your dream of a home office filled with a splash of nature’s unadulterated charm.
A Curated Backdrop
Just because you fell in love with a live-edge home office desk does not mean that the rest of the room needs to necessarily be neutral. Even an eclectic and colorful home office can play host to a gorgeous live-edge table as long as you do not fill the room with too much detail and garish hues. Since gray is undoubtedly the hottest neutral around, combining it with bold and bright colors to create a refined yet cheerful color scheme is definitely a smart and trendy option.
Live-Edge Home Office Décor
It is not just the work desk that can deliver the brilliance of live-edge wood to the modern home office, and those far more adventurous with their decorating style can try out cool pendant lights crafted from live-edge wood. Then there are custom reception desks crafted entirely from natural slabs of wood like the ones below that take your love for all things wood to a whole new level. From filing cabinets to sleek wall-mounted shelves, pretty much every conventional piece of décor that you have in the home office can also be acquired in a live-edge wood version!