Decorative Wood Countertops

Wood countertops are naturally beautiful in their simplest form, but when designed with a more decorative eye they are any room’s best feature. Decorative wood countertops take many forms at Grothouse.

Decorative Wood Countertops
Decorative Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Designs with Decorative Wood Countertops

Because our wood countertops are custom crafted to your design specifications, they can be designed for the most elegant of spaces, or designed for the most tranquil of spaces.

We recently introduced our Anvil™ line of metal finishes. Matthew Quinn  designed a custom Walnut wood table embellished with our Magnum metal finish for House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year 2016. You can embellish your wood countertop with any of our eight Anvil metal finishes.

Embellished and Decorative wood countertops
Embellished Wood Countertops

You can also design your wood countertop to be completely gilded in one of our Anvil metal finishes. Matthew Quinn also designed a White Oak Rift Sawn Blank countertop gilded in our Argentum metal finish for House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year 2016.

Metal Gilded and Decorative Wood Countertops
Anvil Metal Gilded Wood Countertops

Designers often choose to have the countertop distressed or hand planed to add character and worn-in charm. Wood-Mode Inc. designed the below Sapele Mahogany wood countertop to be super distressed. Super distressing means that the countertop is very heavily distressed with very unevenly worn corners and edges. It also has plentiful dings and notch marks, clusters of worm holes, waffle hammer dings and circular dings, heavy edge nicks, and possibly termite tracks.

Distressed Decorative Wood Countertops
Distressed Wood Countertops

Any of our edge profiles can also be used to create decorative wood countertops. The most lavish profiles include: RhineRugenCharmantKroneSuper Double Roman Ogee with a Notch, and El Guapo.

Grothouse can also add a faux live edge to your countertop to mimic a real live edge countertopS & W Kitchens Inc. designed this Tigerwood countertop to include one faux live edge.

Decorative Wood Countertops with Faux Live Edge
Wood Countertop with a Faux Live Edge

Choose a real live edge countertop to make the most opulent statement. Christopher Peacock designed this English Wych Elm countertop to be the center of attention in the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

Live Edge Decorative Wood Countertops
Live Edge Wood Countertops

Visit the image library in our design guide to see more decorative wood countertops. Want to save an image for later? Pin it to one of your Pinterest boards or save it to an ideabook on Houzz!

Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine

A Grothouse Live Edge Countertop is featured in the September 2015 issue of House Beautiful magazine’s Kitchen of the Month. The kitchen was designed by Christopher Peacock for the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine
Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine

The two page spread in House Beautiful talks about the details of the kitchen. The live edge countertop is marked as number 3 titled ‘Raw Wood’. Peacock said, “An island can look like a monolithic block unless you do something to make it interesting.” The spread can be seen below.

Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock featured in the September 2015 House Beautiful Magazine
Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock featured in the September 2015 House Beautiful Magazine

Christopher Peacock used the Kips Bay Show House to experiment with color and texture. The kitchen includes espresso Lambourne cabinetry with English Wych Elm drawer fronts custom crafted by Grothouse from left over pieces of the live edge counter.

2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock
2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock

Details of the Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine

Live Edge Countertop in House Beautiful Magazine
Live Edge Countertop designed by Christopher Peacock in House Beautiful Magazine

The kitchen featured a Live Edge slab of English Wych Elm custom crafted by Grothouse. The live edge countertop spills over the center island as an extension of the Silestone countertop.

Live Edge Countertops embrace nature with their unique organic shape and characteristics. Live edge refers to the bark side of a piece of lumber. Christopher Peacock used the Live Edge Countertop as a reminder of the garden outside.

The countertop measures to be approximately 40 inches x 45-3/4 inches. It includes a 12 inch Round Routed-in Bowl. The countertop is sealed with our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen.

To learn more about this kitchen design pick up a copy of the September 2015 issue of House Beautiful Magazine! More information about the live edge countertop can be found on our website.

Live Edge Countertop 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Live Edge Countertop in the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen
Live Edge Countertop in the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock

Christopher Peacock designed the kitchen in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, located in the Arthur Sachs Mansion in New York’s Lenox Hill neighborhood. A Live Edge Countertop of English Wych Elm custom crafted by Grothouse spills over the center island as a seamless extension of the Silestone marble countertop.

What is a Live Edge Countertop?

Live Edge Wood Countertops embrace nature with their unique organic shape. Live edge refers to the bark side of a piece of lumber. The edge is not sawn and the natural shape of the tree remains. This style of millwork is treasured by clients wanting to introduce organic elements into their home.

Herb garden in deep crevice of Live Edge countertop in 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Peacock planted an herb garden in one deep crevice of the countertop.

In the Kips Bay kitchen, Christopher Peacock did just that. Peacock planted an herb garden in one deep crevice of the Live Edge countertop. “It looks very organic, like it’s growing out of the counter,” said Peacock. The counter adds an organic, yet modern feel to the kitchen.

Notorious for white and classic kitchens, Christopher Peacock used the Kips Bay Show House to experiment with color and texture. The kitchen features espresso Lambourne cabinetry with hand-picked English Wych Elm accents custom crafted by Grothouse from left over pieces of the Live Edge Counter.

Drawer fronts crafted from left over pieces of the live edge countertop
English Wych Elm drawer fronts custom crafted from left over pieces of the countertop.

This kitchen has received a colossal amount of attention from media. CBS New York News shared a video covering the house. The video can be seen here.

Learn more about Live Edge Countertops on our website and visit our Image Library for more design inspiration!