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Go Against the Grain

You don't have to be a tree-hugger to love the warmth of wood. We’ve seen both wallpaper and rugs turn whimsical in a faux bois pattern, and industrial objects, like flashlights and staplers, go au naturel. Either way, it's a simple way to create a softer, more organic look. If eco-chic is your thing, rest assured knowing that for every tree used to make this retro radio, the company plants one in its place -- one very modern way to bring the outdoors in.

Clockwise from top left: Rug, Safavieh.com; flashlight, MoMAStore.org; table lamp, UncommonGoods.com; wallpaper, AlphaWorkshops.org; radio, Anthropologie.com; stapler, AandKUniqueGifts.com; toothbrushes, CebraOnline.com.

-- Jen DeRose

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