Add warmth with wood, say interior designers

Natural materials like stone and wood also give texture and definition, say interior designers

(Above, left) A room with a high ceiling can seem cold. But wood can be used to warm it up.  (Above, right) If installing wood in a bathroom,
choose one more resistant to mould.
(Above, left) A room with a high ceiling can seem cold. But wood can be used to warm it up. (Above, right) If installing wood in a bathroom, choose one more resistant to mould.PHOTOS: ASHTON WOODS, RILL ARCHITECTS, WASHINGTON POST
(Top) A wall of wood adds a rustic touch to this nursery. (Above) If installing wood in a bathroom, choose one more resistant to mould. A room with a high ceiling can seem cold. But wood can be used to warm it up.
A wall of wood adds a rustic touch to this nursery. PHOTOS: ASHTON WOODS, RILL ARCHITECTS, WASHINGTON POST

WASHINGTON • When Jim and Jennifer Sergent bought their home in suburban Arlington, Virginia, two years ago, they appreciated its modern look. But the master bathroom left a lot to be desired, said Mr Sergent, a graphics editor.

Said Mrs Sergent, a freelance design writer: "It was Jim's idea to build a shower with a natural stone wall that echoes the fireplace. We know design fashions come and go, but stone and wood will never go away."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2019, with the headline 'Add warmth with wood'. Print Edition | Subscribe