Hemmed in between the sea and the surrounding mountains in Tuen Mun, Kerry Properties’ The Bloomsway is hardly lacking in nature; which is exactly what inspired furniture brand TREE – tasked with styling the upcoming development’s show flat – to continue the dialogue inside with a wealth of wooden designs from their handcrafted, solid eco-wood furniture collections.
TREE Managing Director, Kate Babington divulges some invaluable tips on the benefits of wood in the home, as well as how to incorporate it with other furniture pieces and accessories to create a sanctuary from the urban jungle.
1. Regulate the micro-climate in your apartment with wood
Aside from giving a space a calm, natural appearance, wood has a positive impact on our physiology, such as reducing blood pressure, heart rate and stress responses, as well as improving air quality by moderating humidity. When choosing wooden furniture, opt for solid eco-wood pieces such as TREE’s teak range that will last the years while developing a beautiful patina unique to you.
2. Treat wood like a neutral canvas, or to add depth to a space
Use the warm tones, soft grains and classic designs of wooden furniture to create a natural canvas to layer textiles and accessories onto. Dotted throughout the four-bedroom apartment is reclaimed solid teak furniture, which not only adds subtle dimension and texture through its naturally weathered surfaces and unique markings, but also creates a balance between the raw and refined.
3. Wood can be the star of the show too
From the geometric mosaic wall art assembled from wooden offcuts and the rustic worker’s bench, to the organically formed wooden floor lamp – characterful pieces like these imbue a home with undeniable charm. The more knotted and knurled the wood, the better; and consider statement pieces that combine several different types of wood to create for a layered effect.
4. Juxtapose your wooden furniture with their material opposites
Add a final flourish with finishing touches such as handcrafted terracotta ceramics to beautifully recycled glass vessels. Here, a palette of blues and muted greys reflect the natural setting of the surrounding nature, while hints of yellow inject jolts of vitality into each room. Combined with the earthy aromas of eco-wood furniture, a home that uses material contrasts can create a multi-sensory environment to ground yourself after a long day.
5. Use colour theory to calm the little ones
For the kids’ bedroom, TREE designed a space to foster creativity and encourage curiosity. The walls were painted in shades of blue – a versatile hue that is both calming and imaginative – while the Montessori-inspired furniture from their kids’ collection creates a contemporary, youthful look.
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Photos: Courtesy of TREE