Utilitarian materials like wood and concrete are often associated with the parts of a home you don’t see. The foundation of the home, the studs in the walls… these are made of sturdy wood and concrete while the visible parts of the house are made from softer, more refined materials. With the uptick in industrial home decor, wood and concrete are starting to step out of the shadows and into the limelight. Even if you don’t decorate using industrial decor, you can still find ways to work this new trend into your home’s aesthetic. I am not sure just what it is, but something magical happens when wood meets concrete.
The iconic Parsons-style coffee table is defined by its simple, architectural frame of square legs. Our contemporary classic floats a warm grey concrete tabletop handcrafted of marble, stone and granite powders with natural fibers for added strength.
The strong, clean lines of this concrete and elm table give a huge amount of presence in a room without the need for bells and whistles. The no-frills table would look amazing in a stunning contemporary home like 800 North Tigertail. Purchase this table from Crate and Barrel.
Do you think concrete and traditional home decor don’t mix? Think again! This beautiful outdoor table from Horchow shows that you can use modern, industrial materials to create a beautiful traditional table. The top of the table is made from Thermo-ash top set on a hand-polished concrete base. This table even expands to seat more guests when you entertain!
Add a little art to your outdoor space with the Mosaic Tiled Coffee Table. Its concrete tiles are carefully inlaid by hand, for a unique look both indoors and out.
Concrete and wood combine to add a graphic punch to your patio with this geometric table. The hand-laid concrete tiles make a striking contrast to the sustainable sourced wood base. Place this stylish table on one of the patios of 350 Mesa in Santa Monica, and enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the ocean view.
This particular concrete dining table was hand-crafted for the owner of a national high-end furniture store. The simplicity of the design belies the complexities of realizing the end product, but at the end of the day we prevailed. The concrete table is smooth and solid on all sides, but is hollow in the middle to reduce the weight to a more manageable 500 lb.’s or so per slab section (versus 1,155 lb’s per section).
Of course, you can always choose to go custom with your wood and concrete decor to make sure it matches your personal style exactly. Gore Design Co. out of Tempe, Arizona produces exceptional concrete pieces like this one-of-a-kind Crevice Table. Contact the studio to commission a custom piece for your own home!
Have you already incorporated this trend into your home? Post a photo on social media and tag me, I’d love to see it!