by Linda Holman
There is an ongoing trend in design to capitalize on the beautiful texture and character of materials found in nature. Whether you want to take a piece of driftwood and add a glass top for a cool coastal look or find a great “chunky” tree trunk with all the crack and crevasses, there’s nothing like it to make a unique statement that warms up any room!
Natural elements are found in a myriad of design items for your home. Some of the photos included show lots of ways to blend natural finishes using furnishings, artful accessories, and lighting.
A galvanized metal wall sculpture creates a custom headboard affect in a stylish silver leaf finish. Various kinds of tree sections cut and sawn are made to add bold character and texture like the oversized floor mirror shown. The most current trend in wood finishes is the use of natural driftwood colors. The dining table and light fixture represented show how you can cleverly add an artistic touch to a simple space.
Next time, why not try to use some of Mother Nature’s unique colors and creations so you have a true “earthiness” and comfortable style to your design?