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.
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.
Homeowner Mimi Tin created this "living" wall using dried moss affixed to canvas which occupies the landing between her master and guest bedroom. "I love bringing the outdoors in" says Tin. "It makes the space more ethereal."
A porch overlooking a forest of pines features a driftwood chandelier cool enough to do double duty as a piece of sculpture. On-trend bamboo furniture and plenty of greenery blend with the interior design and well-placed floor to ceiling curtains help divide the space into a shaded and a sunny spot.
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.
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.
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.