The breakfast counter is simply a wood slab that sits on a thrifty but attractive base made of plumbing pipes. Swiveling iron stools were scored at the Long Beach flea market for $200 and then upholstered in outdoor fabric.
Lots of people aspire to make their home decor modern, but if you're not careful, modern can become cold, stale and uninteresting. The cure for a mod overdose? Something natural. Like a touch of authentic, organic, real wood. Here are eight rooms to show you how it's done.