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Weathered Wood

A weathered tree stump in the Absaroka Mountains

I’m walking walk along a wind-blown ridge a few miles east of Livingston in the Absaroka Mountains. I come upon an ancient weathered stump, graying with exposure to the sun, with beautiful streaks of auburn in the grain of the wood – a warm & inviting color reaching out as if to envelop and protect… could this be one reason we are drawn to this color and to natural wood tones to enhance our own environments at home?

A few of my custom silk textiles recall this color and its inspiration from nature, including Sahara and Primitive.

This old tree creates its own micro-climate, sheltering and capturing water for the shrubs in its embrace

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CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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