Have you heard of Houzz? As someone who has lived through, and almost completed a home renovation, allow me to introduce you to the thing that got be through the other side of a remodel alive!
Part pinterest, part design glossy, part organization tool, it is your ultimate guide to interior ideas, designers, and trends. And I will be contributing there on the regular! You can access my page here, or via the link on the side bar. It is also where I will be posting updates on all our personal renovated rooms as they become complete, so check back for the latest scoop.
Below is my first collection of guest picks for Houzz on petrified wood, one classy hunk of tree. Hope you enjoy!
Petrified wood is my latest decorating accent of choice and full-on obsession! The polished earth tones add a rustic yet chic look to any room, and they can work for you whether your taste leans toward the modern, the traditional or somewhere in between.
"Petrified" comes from the Greek word for rock or stone, so "petrified wood" literally means "wood turned to stone." It is the fossilized remains of ancient vegetation that has gone through permineralization, a fancy term for all the organic materials being replaced with minerals such as quartz or silica — but I'll skip the rest of the biology lesson.
What you really need to know is that this rarified wood is gorgeous when honed to a subtle sheen, mingling the warmth of wood with the depth and marbling of stone. The heavy material is the ultimate souvenir of prehistoric times, and who doesn't want that in their home? Talk about a conversation piece.
Check out these petrified objects, from budget friendly to uber luxe, and then check out how they have been artfully used everywhere, from living rooms to kitchens!