A green accent wall provides a bold, nature-inspired backdrop for the bed in this transitional guest bedroom. An insect-printed lampshade keeps with the nature theme, and patterns in the bedding, armchair and artwork create interest and movement.
Without picking up a paintbrush, interior designer Cathy Hobbs, ASID, added color and a nature-inspired theme to this girl’s bedroom. Removable stickers – more affordable and less messy than stencils – add interest to the walls and complement the pink and green hues in the floral bedding.
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.
“Richard has an affinity for water,” homeowner Lynielle Long says. “And we both like being outside.” As a result, much of the artwork they gravitate toward has environmental themes, such as the giclée of a tranquil stream above the console. Lynielle replaced two small table lamps that obscured the artwork with one large floor lamp, which anchors the space.
The decor of this Asian-inspired bedroom has a nature theme, picked up in the potted bamboo plant, bedside lamps and the large artwork above the bed. A long low bench in front of the room's floor-to-ceiling window lets occupants make the most of the view.
For her shed, Sherrod went with a "desert sanctuary" theme. "I'm authentically drawn to the colors jade and coral, so I tied those in where possible," says Sherrod. "As an earthy, crunchy Scorpio, I am inspired by elements of nature, so you'll find cactus plants, live edge teak wood, white moonstones, selenite and quartz, a eucalyptus ladder, jute rug, kilim pillows and linen draperies."