Trending: Raw Wood Applications. I was very inspired by the latest issue of ElleDecor. I felt like everywhere I looked I saw some sort of reference to “wood” and “trees” in their natural appearance. This trend is very versatile and can be paired with a variety of styles, from simple and modern to traditional and ornate. Nature inspired pieces can be rustic when the wood is reclaimed and raw in appearance or can also be “glammed” up by choosing metallic or laquered items.
Hillary Swank’s humble abode (above), reclaimed wood accent wall… And look at that floor, yummy!Simple addition of a natural wood side table.
GHID recently completed a home on the Southwest Washington coast that incorporated reclaimed wood from the home’s original structure and found locally. Not only does the reclaimed wood add the right touch of dimension to the wall, but it is also a very green way to reuse old, existing materials.
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design: Sourcing local and re-using scrap materials adds interest, while saving $$.
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design: Look what was hiding behind an existing wall! (above)
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design: Accent wall shown in the space.
From lamps to side tables and everything in between, here are some great examples of simple pieces that can be easily incorporated into any space. Arteriors, Phillips Collection, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Going beyond furniture pieces, incorporating natural elements can also be done using fabrics and wall coverings. S. Harris has introduced some amazing fabrics that use the natural template of wood grain. These fabrics range in uses from upholstery weight to sheer draperies. Absolutely stunning!
Here are some beautiful examples of Cork Wallpapers from Phillip Jeffries (one of which we recently used!). These are amazing when applied in an entire room or just an accent wall. These are just a few that Phillip Jeffries offers…
Adding natural, sustainable elements to any space is easier than ever and more importantly, can be the “green” element to your space.