There is certainly something to be said about keeping the beauty of oak furniture in a house. I stay with various relatives and many of them, it must be said, have the scandi pared back to the minimum look about their decor and furnishings. When I then when I get home, I really appreciate mmy oak – specially in the dining room. A few years ago I invested in a fabulous oak side board – it was modern and one I’d seen in a very upmarket retailer a few years before at a much higher price than my household expenditure could run to. So I was thrilled when visiting my local adhoc furnishing store that sells discontinued lines and saw the very same at a much more appealing price. However, that started a bit of a run and I then changed my scandi dining table for an oak one matching the sideboard and then of course, the chairs needed upgrading too! But I love it all and feel at home as soon as I enter the room.