Touch of Timber

Touch of Timber | Style Stories

Darren Palmer has a broad portfolio, having studied fine art & graphic design, originally working in advertising and owning his own graphic design company. After succumbing to his true passion, Darren now operates his own interior design studio and has been a judge on numerous seasons of The Block.

If your timber-inspo comes from a Swiss chalet or a steam room, it’s time for an update this Autumn. A contemporary take on timber interiors could be just what your home needs to freshen it up.

It takes balance to make a look that predominantly uses one colour or material work, as well as remain light and bright. If you’re feeling brave and want to make a statement, give your walls, joinery, floors or ceilings the full timber treatment in a pale stain so it doesn’t look ‘heavy’. You could also consider adding another material such as concrete or marble to create a contrast.

If immersing yourself in pale timber isn’t for you, inject your interiors with doses of other types of wood such as oak - a perennial favourite, walnut for a dark and dramatic scheme and grey or limed timbers for a muted look.

Pay close attention to how many timbers you include in one space. There is no issue with using one timber tone throughout, providing the tone is consistent. If you prefer to layer a few different timber stains, be sure to tie in major focus points, such as feature joinery, ceiling panels or wall cladding.

Get the look in your home with Carpet Court’s engineered timber Palazzo in Vintage Oak Matt.

On the lookout for some smaller home accessories to add a touch of timber? These Australian House & Garden photo frames from Myer are perfect.

Touch of Timber | Style Stories

Get the Carpet Court Look

  1. Palazzo Timber in Vintage Oak Matt
  2. Arta 4x6 Photo Frame by Australian House & Garden - Myer