Live edge or natural edge is a certain style of furniture and it can be best defined as a style where the carpenter incorporates the natural edge of the wood into the design of that certain piece. This gives it a unique and one-of-a-kind look. There are different methods for working with this type of wood but in all cases the main goal is the same: to preserve the natural beauty of the wood and to showcase it making it the star of the design.
This modern kitchen, for example, features a very nice wooden countertop with natural edge. As you can see, it’s slightly darker than the wooden floor but it still creates a very nice balance. Also, the contrast between the straight and simple lines seen throughout the modern décor and the organic lines of the countertop is very nice.