Elements from nature and exotic travels lend integrity and interest to any design scheme. Source these elements by traveling the world to find collectibles for your space, or scour design stores where the global theme is big.
Taking a cue from spruce cuttings, the homeowner painted the cozy bathroom in a deep, rich green that creates a comforting cocoon – the perfect spot for sinking into a steaming hot bath after exploring the tundra.
This earth-friendly kitchen features Lyptus cabinetry, a sustainable tropical hardwood, and concrete countertops for a natural look that's also good for the environment. HGTV fan sandradinohio added stainless steel appliances, chairs and accessories to modernize the space while still providing familiar traditional elements.
This area of Norway is celebrated for its natural beauty and the people here take great care to tread lightly so the islands remain pristine. Even the unique deck design incorporates the existing landscape.
Mixing in natural elements like plants, baskets, fruit or in this case… taxidermy helps a space feel warm and storied. The mix of masculine elements with the flowing drapery, table linen and brass accents keeps it from feeling like a hunting lodge.
My collection of retro planters which has expanded into a collection of vintage and new glass vases has been corralled onto a dining room hutch along with a display of Audubon bird prints. The vintage metal dog doorstop was one of my favorite finds at Atlanta's Scott Antique Market.
Succulents in a long planter provide a beautiful and inexpensive centerpiece for your dining room table that works for the holidays and for the months after, brightening the winter months with a touch of green.
The ground floor solarium designed by Francie Hargrove of Highlands, North Carolina, brings in elements of the natural setting outdoors with a display of antlers and framed, pressed botanicals. A fern motif on the curtains and floral pillows continue the nods to the great outdoors.