From Lynn on December 1st, 2009 in Green Remodeling
Talk about texture! Gone is the ’70s-era wood paneling. Enter Bleu Nature’s “Pixels of Driftwood in Relief,” a unique wall covering made of rough-cut wood pieces in differing lengths for a variegated surface. The use of mixed woods creates a dappled effect of subtle color changes with natural appeal.
The panels, which can be cut to order, might be used as artwork in a residential situation, and I can definitely see entire walls of them working in a day spa environment, especially since the company claims they offer “sonic insulation.”
To me, this is one of those decorating objects that you get the most inspiration from by viewing the company’s philosophy and other products as a whole. Besides beach-combed wood, Bleu Nature’s tools of the trade include pebbles, leather and skins, and “are born of an encounter between the technical mastery of a French craftsman and the prolonged work of nature.” Their respect for Mother Nature isn’t just lip service, either. All wood is obtained from “certified and sustainably managed European forests,” says the French company, and that’s nothing but a good thing.