Dramatic New Finishes from Dura Supreme
Designers draw inspiration from a variety of sources but taking cues and getting inspiration from nature is a deep well of ideas for many designers.
Recent interior trends that use reclaimed artifacts or industrial elements (original brickwork, exposed beams, warehouse flooring, etc.) are also giving impetus to design trends that utilize raw natural elements.
Retailers like Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware have been using reclaimed and industrial artifacts within their fixtures and store designs for a number of years and that "raw wood" look is beginning to take hold in furnishings as well.
In the images below from Houzz (www.houzz.com), natural elements (driftwood, barnwood, dock planks) and reclaimed industrial artifacts (i.e warehouse windows) are integrated into the interior design with stunning effect.
Inspired by the use of natural elements and artifacts within interior design, designers at Dura Supreme cabinetry began experimenting with different techniques to create this look for kitchen and bath cabinetry. A unique "weathering" process was developed that raises the grain of the wood (just like exposure to sun, wind and rain would do over time) and then uses specific stains and glazes to highlight the swirls and patterns, and create a "weathered, raw wood" look.
Shown below is a small sampling of the many door styles available with these new finishes. Your Dura Supreme designer will assist you in selecting the door style, species and finish that best reflects the look and feel you want to create in your home. Available wood species include Cherry, Knotty Alder and Red Oak.
Shown below, a sample of the different finishes and wood species combinations that can portray the look of tumbled driftwood, seasoned barn siding, sun bleached dock planks or charred campfire wood.
Dura Supreme has just announced this new "Weathered" finish collection to our dealers across the country. If you'd like to see this new finish collection first-hand for your new kitchen or bath, click on the FIND A SHOWROOM button above to find a Dura Supreme showroom in your area. This one-of-a-kind collection of finishes is now available to order!
Authored by Karen Wistrom on September 16, 2013 - 8:00am