I love the use of natural pine and birch plywood in an interior.
The warmth of the natural wood grain adds depth and soul to minimalist decor and prevents a monochrome palette from feeling sterile.
The material is also an economical choice, making it ideal for interior projects and inexpensive kitchen revamps – bonus!
Australian architect Hannah Tribe and her design practice are known for their understated approach to design. Fitting then, that Hannah’s own home uses one of the most basic of materials to form her pared back and functional yet beautiful kitchen.
The Scandi aesthetic in this terraced Fulham home is brought to life by the expanse of wood used as a backsplash that runs the entire length of the open plan kitchen diner.
Irish design and architecture studio Noji used plywood to replace an existing conservatory in this remodel and extension of a Victorian home in Dublin. The prefabricated plywood structure is made from a series of interconnecting traingles which bounce light deep into the house as the sun moves throughout the day.
As this Rotterdam kitchen by Dries Otten perfectly demonstrates, bare wood grain contrasts beautifully with bright colours too, adding an extra dimension and ‘grounding’ an otherwise whimsical scheme.