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Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rooms with a View

While at CHil Design Group contemporary dining room

While at CHil Design Group contemporary family room

South east view. With waves. tropical pool

Marin Residence contemporary living room

Dining Alfresco traditional porch

There is always something quite special about rooms that bring the outdoors in or are seamless with nature. We've had tastes of Spring so I'm getting myself ready to be one with nature ~ again. I wish I was a snowbird but I'm not. I do love many scenes in winter but I enjoy the feel of warm breezes. It won't be long now!

Photos compliments of Houzz.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nature's Simple Influence

This past weekend, my family and I hiked along the Potomac River. It was a gorgeous day ~ not too hot ~ sunny and crisp in the shade.

There's Jim and Lauren on a fallen tree. It got me to thinking about how nature has influenced so many designs.

Something as simple as a stick can provide inspiration and have impact. Above, my daughter uses one to aid her when she got tired.

So many lovely product designs have been influenced by or merely use the simplicity of a stick. From hardware to lighting to furniture and beyond ~ the stick has made important contributions. Here are just a smattering of examples compliments of Rocky Mountain Hardware, Palecek, Global Views, and Arteriors Home.

Designers often say they want to "bring the outdoors in." Today's selections in the Market let us do this easily. I love bringing in the accents above. They have a way of belonging no matter what the 'style' may be. Likely because they are so familiar, so at ease.

One doesn't even need to make a purchase to achieve the sophistication of the pieces above. Simply find some beautiful sticks of your very own and make a lovely arrangement to accent your home. Photos compliments of Houzz.

Barefoot Contessas Home Kitchen, Recreated  kitchen

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