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Distinctive second home in Jūrmala

Contemporary comfort meets storytelling in this generous holiday home where Antique White Oak and Vintage Oak Wide Planks add history and character.

  • Project:

    Holiday house in Jūrmala, Latvia
     

  • Floor:

    Antique White Oak and Vintage Oak planks in random widths (25cm – 40cm) finished with a Faded Ultramatt Poly.

  • Design:

    Studio Cache, London

Located on the Gulf of Riga, this pretty holiday retreat boasts Antique White Oak and Vintage Oak Wide Planks in random widths ranging from 25 to 40cm.

Wood comes in many shapes and faces. This inviting second residence shows how contemporary, calm and country can all have their respective place in one and the same design, adding layers of conversation that invite us to explore and relate to the space and each others.

Wood comes in many shapes and faces. This inviting second residence shows how contemporary, calm and country can all have their respective place in one and the same design, adding layers of conversation that invite us to explore and relate to the space and each others.

Located on the Gulf of Riga, this pretty holiday retreat boasts Antique White Oak and Vintage Oak Wide Planks in random widths ranging from 25 to 40cm.

'Antique wooden floors are truly alive, they picture life stories of the past,' says interior designer Tatiana Fokina, who was at the helm of the project. 'It’s an eternal material that transcends time. I fully embrace every imperfection.'

Detail that shows how classic and contemporary go surprisingly well in one space if you stay within a limited colour palette. Here, the floor defines and supports the activities and gestures in the room.

The dark contrast of the cabinet with the lightly coloured wooden planks and doors lend an exciting dynamic to the interior.

Country Vintage, cut from the heart section of the tree, this grade shows a mix of boards with beautiful heart cracks and boards with more varied presence of 'cathedral' or 'crown grain' close from the core of the tree, with smaller and larger knots.
Antique White Oak, used for 80 - 250 years in beams, floors or sidings, this wood reveals an abundant presence of worm-, beetle- and nailholes, but also knots, cracks and beautiful aging patina.