The finish on a piece of furniture can have just as significant an impact on interior design as the structural framework and silhouette. It’s the finish that will determine how a piece will blend or contrast with other colors and textures throughout a space. The right finish can create a unique layered look that fully expresses one’s individual aesthetic. This is one of the reasons why antique and vintage pieces are highly-regarded in the design world.
Distressed finishes add interesting textures, while exuding character and personality. Even more so, they add meaning and emotion to designs as they commemorate the passing of time. Whether they’re natural or treated, distressed finishes can become a symbol that creates nostalgia and reminds us to honor our history and cherish each moment as it passes. And, each antiqued finish is completely unique and unlike any other.
Pictured below are some examples of how distressed finishes can be leveraged to achieve eye-catching designs that convey discerning tastes.
The Gabby designers used parched oak to achieve a distressed finish for the Ansley Parched Oak Cabinet. Neutral tones are elevated by a combination of rich textures for a gorgeous effect and a timeless look that would look stunning in a variety of interior design styles.
The Chelsea Demilune half-moon cabinet by Gabby is designed with graceful curves that add elegance, while a distressed white wood finish gives it a farmhouse vintage appeal. The distressed finished is complimented by intricate detailing on the cabinet’s doors for a truly dynamic design that adds depth and interest.
Naturally-distressed oak and antiqued-black metal are paired in an eclectic design with interlocking half-moon curves in this chic Dorris Bench. This stylish piece could be used to enliven a foyer or entryway for a memorable first impression. It can even be used to add movement and sophisticated style to a master suite or guest bedroom.
The Langston Chest is a wonderful testament to the power of antiqued finishes. This pine chest features a light distressed finish complimented by painted hardware and a cream marble top with beveled edges. With its intriguing finish and elegant curves, this chest can be a striking focal point for a bedroom or living room.
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