Branch Out: Wood-Themed Finds

FAUX REAL: Stock up on functional pieces that will keep guests guessing.

Our Pick: Lotus Arts de Vivre’s leaf bowl ($2,910) features a sterling silver chameleon and is carved from a single piece of teak root. Mary Mahoney, Palm Beach (561-655-8288)

GLOW STICK: Launch a luminous coup d’état against conventional candlesticks.

Our Pick: Illuminate the night with a limed-oak Napoleon candelabra ($525) from Dunes and Duchess. Matilda’s, Stuart (772-221-8280)

MONKEY BUSINESS: During the Victorian era, calling cards highlighted a guest’s arrival or departure.

Our Pick: This whimsical nineteenth-century, walnut-wood monkey ($39,500) doubles as a card collector and an umbrella holder. Cedric Dupont Antiques, West Palm Beach (561-835-1319)

GRAB BAG: Heat up the season with attention-grabbing accessories.

Our Pick: Sweeten your arm candy collection with Salvatore Ferragamo’s wood-beaded handbag ($2,500) trimmed in lizard and lined in fox fur. Fashionista, Palm Beach (561-249-6302)

HANDY HELPER Need an extra set of hands?

Our Pick: Style gurus Kelly Wearstler and Nate Berkus covet these Mexican mahogany hand chairs ($24,000 for the pair) by surrealist artist Pedro Friedeberg. Galere, West Palm Beach (561-832-3611)

HIDDEN GEM: Anita Lorella handcrafts her Alberello serving boards in her Palm Beach studio using such woods as maple, mahogany, walnut, and oak. Create your own design or pick from shapes like alligators, fish, and portly pigs, her most popular request.

Our Pick: This pineapple serving board ($175) is a feast for the eyes; complete the scene with serving accoutrements ($50) and a pair of ne’er-do-well mice ($100 each). Lori Jayne Monogramming & More, Palm Beach (561-514-9199); (561-714-8060,

RADICAL RACER: Skip the waves and surf the sidewalks instead.

Our Pick: Hand-shaped from maple, padauk, and black walnut, Makai Project’s kicktail skateboard ($130) resembles a vintage surfboard. Ocean Magic Surf Shop, Jupiter (561-744-8925)

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