Live-edge wood is one way to take your countertops, tables, and decor from ordinary to a show-stopper. It’s a trend that’s here to stay, and a great way to bring a little bit of natural flair to your home remodel. This article from Houzz may just inspire you to use more live-edge wood in your own home!

See how designers use part of a tree’s organic form to add a one-of-a-kind look to any living room

No two live-edge coffee tables are alike, and neither are the rooms they inhabit. These five designers share how — and why — they added a live-edge piece to their client’s living space to blend design styles. Here are their approaches.

1. Find a showstopper. A walnut coffee table that retains the contours of the original tree fulfills a client’s desire for mixed materials and a one-of-a-kind design, says Tineke Triggs, interior designer and owner of Artistic Designs for Living. Contemporary art and colors fill the rest of the room, but the wood tabletop’s natural edge offers something unique, not uniform or rectangular.

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