Shale is the new walnut?

by Grace Bonney

For the past few years I’ve had a serious love affair with walnut. What began as a moment and continued as a few new pieces here and there continued to grow until every wooden surface in my house was walnut or some approximation of it. Not that there’s anything “wrong” with walnut (it’s beautiful and will always be in style to me), but lately I’ve started looking for a slightly different look. Something a little cooler and slightly more modern- but nothing that will feel so trendy I’ll regret my decision a year later. Enter Blu Dot’s Shale Credenza. I saw this in person at ICFF and made a note of it for personal use, but because it’s outside of my budget I wrote it off. But I’m circling back now, wondering if it’s worth starting a little savings account for, considering it feels like exactly the look I’m craving. Blu Dot offers this piece as a dresser, credenza and table, all of which have leather handles that look so soft to the touch. Click here for more info and to check it out in detail…xo, grace


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