Naughty PinePosted: September 28, 2011
I didn’t think I would ever perform a google search for the term “knotty pine,” or as I more commonly think of it, naughty pine, but certain recent developments, which shall reveal themselves in greater detail later, have had me on a mission to figure out how to make knotty pine look not so naughty.
Normally I love all design components from the 1950s-60s, but knotty pine is one element I would be happy to leave in the midcentury. Don’t get me wrong, in a log cabin or other woodland retreat, I would welcome the rustic look no questions asked. But for some reason it is just not a look that says, “Hello, an urban Austinite lives here.”
The knotty pine kitchen on Mad Men is probably the only room from the show I didn’t want to emulate. But I guess when you embrace the midcentury look you must embrace it all.
Fortunately, the great beast we call Internet had a few suggestions that gave me hope for a knotty pine kitchen.
(Photos from Retro Renovation)
And that will pretty much do it for the knotty pine spaces I can aspire to. I haven’t written it off yet, but let’s consider knotty pine on probation.