Sunday, May 24, 2009

Colorful Spaces Inspired by Nature

White Dining Room and Gray-green Kitchen ~ Indie Rocket
Gold Bedroom ~ Ooh_Food

After our drive yesterday, I came home and did a web search on natural elements in decorating. I came across a great article which does a better job than I could do at describing a NATURAL HOME, its colors, and the elements that make it "natural". Here's just a small excerpt from that article. To read more, go to Pioneer Thinking. Very thorough and interesting article!

"The colors of nature truly come into play in this year’s fabric selections. “For upholstery, we’re seeing lots of NATURE-INSPIRED PRINTS such as botanicals and tropical-themed toiles,” said Voss. "Also, watch for earth-toned stripes or textures in bold shades of PISTACHIO, LIME, CELEDON, GOLD, AMBER or even SKY BLUE. We are seeing a lot of fabric mixes with floral cotton slipcovers that are reminiscent of those found in vintage European cottages,” she said. For example, the slipcovered Ashton sofa from Arhaus Furniture is shown combining the charm of an English garden-style cotton floral with a fresh green stripe on its ottoman.

For a soothing outdoorsy environment, Voss suggests starting with a NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE such as TAUPE, GRAY, SAND, TERRACOTTA, or GRASS GREEN. Green is a particularly versatile color because of its ability to work with warm or cool hues in a room, and it mixes well with dark or warm-toned woods. When a room has a NEUTRAL BACKDROP, it is easy to add a variety of nature-inspired accent pieces, such as a stone coffee table, linen slipcover or accessories that bring a hint of the outdoors into the setting."

To read this article in its entirety visit Pioneer Thinking.


  1. that bed is amazing! i love that the four post are different heights!!!

  2. You have an eye for detail, Callie. I never even noticed! lol. Thanks for your comment. :)


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