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Furniture for a Chicago Summer: Staff’s Teak Picks

Staff's Teak Picks

In Chicago, furniture trends are all about the modern. But modern can sometimes mean cold and not-so-homey. Luckily, Wrightwood has tons of options to give your space the log cabin, lake house feel we all crave in our summer place. The newest teak shipment has the distressed look and vintage aesthetic that screams summer in the city.

Here’s our staff’s favorite finds from the teak shipment. As if they could choose just one…  

Rachel’s Pick: Linden Teak Root Sculpture, Natural
Add a pop of unique you-ness to any room in your home with this sculpture.

Linden Teak Root Sculpture, Natural

Place it in a corner of the room for a touch of one-of-a-kind design to complete your space, or make it a focal point that will totally catch the eye of all of your summertime guests! Either way, its unique beauty is bound to be a conversation starter!

Diane’s Pick: Round Branch Teak Stool
For a piece that is so one-of-a-kind that you’ll want to keep it a secret, this stool is what you’ve been looking for.

Round Branch Teak Stool

The base is a bundle of teak branches, topped with a piece of wood, each with characteristic knots that give off that natural feel of summer. Your guests will be begging to know where you got them. You can tell them Wrightwood, or you can just keep this one your own little secret.

Doug’s Pick: Rowan Bar Stool
Put the fun back into your kitchen with the Rowan stool.

Rowan Bar Stool, BlackRowan Bar Stool, Natural

The stool, available in black or natural wax, is not only super unique with a beautiful, modern design, but it also serves as a place for guests to relax as you whip up a summer feast or concoct one of your famous seasonal cocktails!

Claire’s Pick: Square Branch Teak Stool
Available in black, honey, and whitewash, this stool will look great in every room of your home.

Square Branch Teak Stool, BlackSquare Branch Teak Stool, HoneySquare Branch Teak Stool, Whitewash

The whitewash and honey stool will add a stylish way to kick up your feet in a cozy space, while the black option could function as a side table in a more modern room of your home. Seriously, you’ll want one in each color. Or two. Or three.

Mike’s Pick: Sanford Railway Bench
Summer is all about barbecues and mixers with family and friends.

Sanford Railway Bench

The Sanford bench will add extra seating for all of your guests, and if you top it with some colorful pillows, the bench will liven up your space even more! Bonus: switch out the throw pillows for each season to keep your place on trend.

Eric’s Pick: Ria Coffee Table, Natural Wax
For the natural feel of teak combines with the classic Chicago modern feel, the Ria is absolutely the only choice.

Ria Coffee Table, Natural Wax

The base is made from teak tree roots for a cozy vibe, and the tempered glass tabletop adds that touch of sleekness every room needs. Plus, it will look even better with a cold drink and magazine perched on top of it on a hot summer day.  

Adrienne’s Pick: Durant Sideboard, Railroad Tie Top with Cream White Base
The word “storage” sort of gives off a bad vibe.

Durant Sideboard Rialroad Tie Top with Cream White Base

Think about it…more storage is something we all need, but also the thing we can never seem to get out hands on. Luckily, the Durant sideboard is functional without sacrificing style. It has a farmhouse feel that will fit right in with your home’s cozy, inviting design aesthetic.

Nick’s Pick: Zamora Console, Washed White
Add some vintage flair to your space with this whitewashed console.

Zamora Console, Washed White

Whether you need more storage for keys (and all other things that you can never seem to find), or your entryway could use a little bit of visual interest, this entryway console table is the perfect solution.

Summer in Chicago is all about lounging around on your furniture with your best pals. Sure boating on the lake and strolls through the park are essential activities, but what’s better than coming home after a hot summer day and kicking back on some teak furniture with all of your best Chi-Town mates? Answer: nothing. So let the barbecues, swim parties, and summer soirees begin!