Monday, April 2, 2012

Nature Inspired Modern Spaces

Happy Monday and a warm welcome to Joanna, a writer for Design Shuffle, a premier online portal for interior designers to share their work and for design enthusiasts to enjoy. Take it away, Joanna...

Luckily, I spend my days writing about and collecting images of the most beautiful interiors to share with blog readers like you. Thanks to Stephanie Bradshaw for letting me share a few of my favorite "nature inspired modern spaces". I hope they inspire some interior design ideas of your own!

With a reputation for being cold and severe, modern decor has gotten a bad rap. The following rooms show how bringing natural elements indoors can make any space welcoming and warm. With earthy colors, layered textures and warm surfaces, these rooms invite you to have a seat and stay awhile.

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Talk about bringing the outdoors inside; this living room features an enormous forest mural. The solid mossy green sofa and Flokati rug add to the nature inspired feel.

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Love, love, love the tree print on the bedding! The black and white contrast plays nicely off the natural wood tones. The three little birdies are too cute.

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The living room design ideas are abundant in this inspiration. The pink tree art creates an unexpected focal point in this natural hued living room. Layers of texture (grass cloth on walls, linen covered sofas, wicker accents, smooth wood floors) add interest to the room's subdued colors.

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A beach house opens its windows wide to the beauty of the outdoors. No matter whether it is cold and wintery or warm and summery, the owners are sure to enjoy the view.

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Crisp white and chocolate brown create a natural color palette for this room's star attraction; the outdoor view. The room is so open above the work areas that I wouldn't even mind doing the dishes in this space.

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I've run across this dining room light fixture before, but really like it in this space.

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Looking for nature-inspired bathroom designs? Warm honey wood floors give this spa-like space a nice foundation for all of its natural surfaces from the stone soaking tub to the vessel sink.

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This stunning lodge style is an updated modern version of rustic woodsy d√ącor. The dining chairs with their curvy backs are a particular favorite.  Earth tones give this modern living space a relaxed feel. The color palette reminds me of a crisp fall day walking through fallen leaves. Does it give you any nature inspired decorating ideas?

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