Using timber in modern homes
Recently I have worked on a couple of really modern homes and apartments that are all stark white. The clients were really struggling to make the space feel warm and homely. In one case they had already bought some furniture and it was all white two pack.
In both cases I introduced some timber in the furniture and cabinetry. It's one way of helping you connect your space with your outside environment and feel much more tactile and warm. You can combine the both you just need to make sure the tones of you timber match or really contrast. Use timber on floating shelves and frames on artworks as well.
Timber goes well with other materials like glass and leather too. Don't be afraid to mix your natural materials. Timber details can be used in all rooms of the house from laundry to bedroom in a feature wall.