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Causing a Storm

If Ralph Pucci’s latest offering makes you feel like you’re caught in the woods during a North Georgia tornado, you’re not imagining things.

The base of the oak dressser is a toughened grey limb spanning the length of the cabinet underneath, acting as a structural member of the trestle. $26,400, by special order, Peace Design, 349 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, peacedesign.org

The venerable furniture house’s collaboration with designers Gabriella Kiss and Chris Lehrecke is a collection entitled After the Storm, and is meant to elicit just that emotion. While it was inspired by “the series of extreme weather conditions that have affected the New York City area in the recent past,” Atlanta interior designers such as Bill Peace, John Oetgen and Rita Carson Guest are embracing its weathered nature for Southern clients. This acid ebonized white oak dresser with bronze mushroom pulls by Lehrecke has numerous references to the aftermath of rains, such as downed limbs and the blossoming of funghi. The full collection boasts 20 pieces, including a small TimberStrand tortoise ($8,400) and an oiled cherry scallop dining table ($9,600).