In New York City's West Village, designer Suchi Reddy opened up an apartment filled with odd angles and awkward spaces, using a light palette of reclaimed oak, bleached wood floors, blonde millwork, and white plaster.
In the Victorian home of a London family with an ardor for order, blond Dinesen Douglas fir floorboards stretch the length of the house, framing its clean planes and lines.
In a converted Amsterdam schoolhouse, simple birch plywood built-ins provide storage when employed as a pegboard wall in the kitchen.
In a tiny New York City apartment, an abundance of woodwork provides myriad storage solutions. Its blond tone keeps the cabin-like interior from feeling claustrophobic.
In his own Manhattan studio, designer Greg Dufner used custom built-ins to divide his space. The rift-cut white oak bookcase separates the sleeping area from the rest of the studio, while providing contrast to the darker fumed oak floors.