Beloved for its unique, abstract graining; burl wood furniture is experiencing a revival of the best kind. Its rich depth adds a layered look to a space, the perfect "Oomph" piece we all crave! From hard-to-find vintage pieces to luxe accessories, burl wood makes a sophisticated statement that works with a variety of design styles. We like to call it the "New Nuetral", thus we recommend at least one piece in the home.
So what is burl wood exactly? When a tree experiences stress, be it injury, fungal infection or virus, it may respond by rapidly creating a warty mass of tissue, covered in bark, to protect the inflamed area. This produces the unique swirls, lumps, and irregular patterns that you see. These deformed sections would otherwise be discarded if it weren’t for the artistic eye of artists, furniture designers, and sculptors alike who see the tree’s flaws as beautiful.
Shop our curated collection below and get inspired by rooms designed with the modern appeal of burlwood. Click on the photos to shop specific pieces.
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The lovely Biggs art deco inspired stool has a burlwod finish with a white cotton-linen upholstered seat cushion. Keep in its simplicity, or recover in your favorite textile print. A true art piece in itself, this versatile accent stool looks great in an entry way, as added seating in a living room, or add a tray with bath oils and salts and place next to a soaking tub.
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This three drawer chest is a precious little jewel just waiting to complete a room. It features a burlwood finish with gold leaf hardware and base. This chest is perfect for a master bedroom, guest room, an entryway, or used as a serving bar. We also love the glam chic lacquer finish.
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The play on old vs. new in this vingette exudes style. The acrylic lines of the table adds a modern touch to the rich mid century feel of the burlwood drawer table. Shop our similar and stunningly sleek Lennon desk to achieve this refined yet upscale ambiance for your home office.
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Tailored and timeless the Chloe Burl Console is a true statement piece. The organic nature of the burl wood softens the straight lines of this Parsons style console making it the perfect addition to any interior.
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The Chloé Burl Demilune features delicately tapered legs with a large enough table base to carry lighting, a few objects, or a place to perch a cocktail, while the petite width is often the perfect scale to fit between two windows, or in a tight space. Small in scale but big on style, we love this unique style by Ave Home.
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With its painterly depth of color, burlwood instantly transforms the simple silhouettes of the Chloe Coffee Table by Ave Home into a work of art. If you are looking for a little twist to this modern style, a waterfall design in either a chic dark burlwood or blond colortone will lend an organic vibe to any decor.
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The rich tones of the burlwood chest mixed along with simplistic lines and chic fabrics makes this bedroom a special retreat that oozes both lux and casual ease. Shop the similar Plymouth Chest, a great combination of a classic style with new acrylic hardware available in both blond and dark brown colortones.
ACCESSORIES ARE USUALLY THE LAST 10% OF THE ROOM BUT ARE WHAT TAKES A ROOM FROM GOOD TO GREAT. THESE GOODIES ARE BOUND TO TAKE YOU FROM JUST OKAY TO THAT OOMPH LOOK YOU ARE SEEKING.