Monthly Mood Board – Embrace Spring

Finds - April - Monthly Mood Board  - Embrace Spring

Well it is officially Spring and we would love to embrace all the natural beauty that comes with this season.  A nature inspired interior does not have to look like a forest, it just means to take elements from nature and interpret that into your home.  For example you can use colors of nature to inspire your color palette and then pull from the textures in nature to create layers and interest in a room.  Below are our picks for great nature inspired pieces for your home.

1.)    First we have some great botanical art that is sure to add a pop of color to your walls.  We found the 6 Botanical prints on Etsy in the KSarahDesigns Shop.  You get 6 prints professionally printed on lustre photo paper.

2.)    One look at the Hamper Sofa from Passoni Nature and we were in love.  The sofa is available in Oak or Walnut and in 2 or 3 seat configurations.  The frame is constructed of FSC certified solid wood with a natural oil finish.  All fabrics used for upholstery are made of natural fibers such as wool, cotton, linen, and hemp.  We love the lines of the sofa and its modern feel.  Our favorite part is the wood detail you see when looking at the sofa from the side.

Hamper Sofa Side Detail
Side View of Hamper Sofa

3.)    Another great element to add is concrete.  It is a fun natural element that is also durable and will stand the test of time against anything you can throw at it (or your kids or pets throw at it).  We decided to use the concrete in a more unexpected way in this Concrete and Brass Table Lamp from Clayton Gray Home.

4.)    To add a natural element to the room we love the Merritt End Table from Arhaus.  The table is made from “recycled” twigs and branches that have been gathered along the coast of Java, Indonesia.  We felt this was a more unexpected twist than using a live edge table or tree stump.

5.)    We also added concrete and wood by choosing this Cast Concrete Coffee Table from Jeremy Kaplan.  We love the hard concrete surface being paired with the wood to warm up the table a bit.  This particular table can be used indoors or out.

6.)    Another way to add some color to the space is on the floor.  That is why we love this Mutabilis Rug from Anthropologie.   We love the mix of bright pops of color with the neutral.  It is a great addition to the room that does not compete with the other botanical elements, such as the artwork above the sofa.

7.)    Also from Anthropologie is the Bungalow Pendant Lamp.  Made of Jute and metal this brings another natural element into the room to provide light without stealing the show.  This is a great pendant to hang in the corner of the room or in a small sitting area.

8.)    We have our pendant hung over the Mango Wood Pouf side table.  This table is made from a solid block of reclaimed mango wood.  We love the organic shape and its dual purpose ability of being a table or a stool for extra seating when needed.

9.)    We added some color to the room via accessories and chose these gorgeous Botanical Ramekins from Horchow.  Set them on some shelves or around the room on the side tables wherever you would like a pop of color.

10.)Another accessory we love are the nature inspired vases from Laura Zindel.  She uses drawings she creates and her love of ceramics (she is a trained ceramist) to create these wonderful vases.  Her drawings are silkscreened and printed as enamel transfers to the ceramics.

11.)No spring room is complete without adding a little softness with draperies.  We love the botanical print and the warm colors of the Kalei Curtains in Raspberry from Anthropologie.  We thought they were the perfect complement to the botanical prints and the rug.  All the images and patterns work with and not against each other to create a harmony throughout the room, just like in nature.

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