Yep, it’s a thing – in fact, it’s quite a big movement in home décor right now. Designers and manufacturers are mimicking aged and charred wood surfaces for a dark, distressed look.

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Bernhardt’s Linea entertainment console combines the best of both Black Forest marble and natural oak – grains and whorls in striations of black, gray and white. Sturdy metal bands encircle the console, creating a beautiful tension and juxtaposition between the alloy and the wood. (neimanmarcus.com)

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This painstaking carving process on Studio A’s Kyoto chest showcases the natural beauty and texture of wood. The matte-finished tone broods a moody charcoal. (claytongrayhome.com)

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Uttermost’s Kunja coffee table is made from mahogany with a charred, sleet-gray finish. The smooth rectangular surface has a ribbed edge and is supported by stacked spheres on tapered feet. (wilsonlighting.com)

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Nancy Robinson is a contributing writer to Ladue News specializing in interiors and home décor.