I'm Liking Lime (and Not Just in Rum 'n Cokes)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'll admit, I didn't know much about limed wood until I read about Tina's new home and stunning breakfast room with limed wood walls at her blog, The Enchanted Home.  The limed finish she used is simply gorgeous.  So, I did some research and found some other rooms, floors, and furniture with limed oak. Look at how much character it adds. Limed oak is definitely my newest design inspiration:

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So tell me, are you as in love with the limed look as I am?

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Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hello Stacy!

Oh, I'm loving it too! You're right... Tina's house is amazing! There's nothing "off" there! Her taste is impeccable!

I'm so sorry to hear you aren't feeling very well lately. I'll pray for you to get better, meanwhile, make sure to take care of yourself and rest! :-)

Many hugs to you.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi there! I like a little limed finish, not a lot. I love the look for Tina's place, she seems to be able to make anything look so fab. I hope your poison ivy subsided.

The enchanted home said...

Totally drooling!!!!! So many fabuloulsy gorgeous images......and thank you for the very kind mention! I do like this look as long as it is done right, when its not it looks like pickeled/bleached wood from the 80's-yuck! (but I will admit I liked it at the time) You have captured this so beautifully Stacy..its very popular in Europe and in Belgium and France, just beautiful!
PS And thank you Luciane and Amy!

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous! Loving the old-world charm to it! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Kathysue said...

Stacy these are all such amazing beautiful examples of limed wood done right, just like Tina said, it really has to be done well or it does not have the patina you have shown in your images. I don't have any in my own home and I probably would not invest in a major piece but I can so appreciate it when it is done well as in Tina's amazing home!! Fun post, loved my stroll here today, Kathysue

Catherine said...

Just love it. Each picture was more gorgeous than the last. Thank you for your beautiful post and for a really great blog.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love the look of this wood too! IT's so gorgeous, isn't it?! Did you see my tutorial on how to create a weathered oak look? It's here if you'd like a peek!

I really enjoy all these gorgeous images you put together! Thank you!!


Barbara@HausDesign said...

Loved the title. :) Yes, this can be a really amazing look and Tina is pulling it off beautifully! To me it is such a nice combination of European style without being totally formal and over the top...just right! Somehow I missed that you have been feeling under the weather - get wel soon!

Tatiana Doria said...

Limed woods have been very popular here in Spain, but I don´t ever get tired of them! They look very nice with all different styles of decoration and with basically any colour.
I loved the pictures you,ve shown, it shows the limed look perfectly!
Thanks for sharing.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Hi Stacy - I hope your cold is getting better. I think you somehow passed it on to me through electronic transmission! LOL!
Tina's home is beyond gorgeous. I love the finish of all the beautiful woodwork. It has similar qualities to the bleached and pickled finishes of two decades ago, but today's limed oak seems more rich and old-world in appearance. It's a great alternative for those who want to refinish their yellow-toned oak cabinets from the 1980's.
I especially like a slightly grey application with dark brown undertones. It has the likelihood of outliving the current trend.
~ Wendi ~ xo

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I will never forget getting so sick after drinking one too many rum and cokes in college. I haven't had once since and that was a long time ago!

I love the limes oak look as well! Restoration Hardware must be using this technique in their line. This is a great showing. Love the kitchen cabinets, especially!


Taylor Greenwalt said...

Hi Stacy, I love the limed woods. The pictures you posted are beautiful. Have you seen limed cedar? It is gorgeous.

Project Queen (Mandy) said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

designchic said...

Oh yes Stacy, I love it too, and Tina's fabulous home does it beautifully. Love all of these gorgeous images!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I don't think I even realized that is what it's called, but I'm totally on board, too! It adds instant character and softer, more feminine quality to the wood...oh so good...it's probably my favorite on those french feeling chairs or chaises...le swoon...(c:

Erica said...

Pretty splendid stuff huh? I wanted to thank you for dropping by Moth Design Blog and for your lovely comment. It made my evening. What a nice surprise to pop over to your gorgeous blog. Thanks for making the intro. xo

Erica said...

ps- following you on twitter too... @ECmothdesign

Gild and Grace said...

Gorgeous blog Stacy! Thanks so much for stopping by G&G and your lovely comments :)
Abbey x

Kay said...

I think this is my favorite post you've ever done!!! Wowie, wow, wow, WOW.