Natural wood accents introduce rich texture and organic shape to a space. Keep driftwood or burl in its natural state by simply adding a clear sealant. This will allow the walnut tones of the wood to read naturally and also keep the material authentic.
Jeffrey Schneider is inspired by artists such as Dale Chihiuly and Anish Kapoor and their work with organic shapes in creating his own hand-blown shapes for terrariums. A legume-shaped terrarium holds a variety of mosses: pincushion moss (Leucobryum albidum), peacock moss (Selaginella uncinata) and succulents such as Peperomia hirta. Plants include Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' (a perennial) and Ficus pumila 'Quercifolia' (a vining plant). He used Helxine soleirolii 'Gold Pool' as a terrarium ground cover.
The organic shape of the floral arrangement is a refreshing departure from the neatly styled coffee table. The Greek key pattern of the carpet is mimicked in the graphic shape of the coffee table legs.
A mix of textured and patterned textiles, organic shapes and wood furniture adds warmth and interest to this contemporary living room. The tufted gray sofa and blue velvet accent chair create an inviting seating area around the wood coffee table.
The waterfall spills into a fountain on the back wall of the courtyard. Thick teak chairs surround a table made from a gnarled petrified tree stump. The organic shape of the table really softens the sharp lines of the chairs and back wall.
A robust fiddle leaf fig tree is a lively addition to this urban living space. The organic shape of the potted houseplant contrasts sharply with the refined silhouette of the transitional chaise lounge. Sophisticated accents complete the eclectic look: an Hermes throw, zebra print rug and x-base coffee table.
This mid-century modern sitting area features a a mix of patterns in shade of gray and gold. A gray and white graphic upholstered chair plays off a solid gray sofa and a gray and white rug. A pair of round mirrors on the wall add organic shapes to the room's minimal lines.
In a New York City apartment with a spectacular view of the city skyline, designer Amy Lau brought in “gorgeous, sweeping curves and natural materials” in the design of the built-in wet bar to offset the linear visuals. “Organic shapes and materials strikes the perfect balance with the cityscape,” she says.
Dutch designer Dille Thomas calls this bookcase “Bubba,” explaining that it’s “a well-rounded multipurpose bookcase which can also double as a playful room divider.” He uses top-grade western red cedar slats flowing into an organic shape, held in place with two spray-painted MDF panels that come in either black or white. It’s designed and manufactured in Somerville, Mass., and can be purchased for $2,850.
Rather than extend the beach theme colors in the rest of the home into the master bedroom, designer Guillaume Gentet decided to use luxurious silver tones, pattern and organic shapes, making the space feel calming and serene. A cozy upholstered armchair with a matching ottoman provides a nice spot to relax and enjoy a book. A piece of blue coral adorns the end table by the armchair, adding a subtle beach-inspired detail to the room.
The Skilken home's organic glass shape, designed by renowned architect Bart Prince, shimmers in the sun, as seen on HGTV's Amazing Water Homes. Red potted flowers stand out in a line in front of the home's facade.