Designers can’t get enough of this antique wood finish, céruse, and neither can I! The decorative technique, known as “cérused wood”, is created by filling in the grains of dark wood planks (usually oak) with white wax, creating contrast against the stain. The effect became popular in the Art Deco era and was pioneered by French interior designers. Today a mix of both light and dark stained cérused woods are seen in interiors of midcentury modern and Art Deco styles. So the next time you are looking for a new coffee table or comparing floor or cabinetry stains consider a cérused finish for a unique look sure to impress the neighbors!