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Table style question - is it wrong to mix different woods? X-post from products

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WreckOfTheHesperus Mon 17-Aug-09 15:14:57

We have just bought a new table, having lived with a really scuzzy one for the last 15 years....but I am now worried about the whole matching wood thing; our floor is normal oak colour, whereas the table is limed wood with black seats; will this be a style disaster? shock

Cosmosis Mon 17-Aug-09 15:27:34

I think it's fine. We have a walnut kitchen with an oak floor and they look lovely together.

WreckOfTheHesperus Mon 17-Aug-09 16:15:01

thanks Cosmosis; I think that walnut and oak go beautifully together, and am keen on cherrywood and oak as well...I'm just worried about light wood and oak; given that we probably won't get another new table for another 15 years....

Cosmosis Mon 17-Aug-09 16:21:39

I think if you have everything in one wood and just one item in a different one it would stand out, but if you have a mix, like photo frames etc in other woods, it would blend it in more?

LadyStColumb Mon 17-Aug-09 17:23:56

I saw a programme once where they said a mix of different woods was fine as it added character and often showed the taste of the individual, as opposed to everything from the same range.

WreckOfTheHesperus Mon 17-Aug-09 21:27:51

I do like the idea that it shows taste and individuality, rather than just being a wee bit odd - am beginning to stop panicking now, so thank you smile

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