Friday, March 25, 2011

Inspiration from Nature

Humans are instinctively drawn to colors, textures and images that are representational of nature.  Design taken from natural elements is extremely popular right now.  Tip- for an instant update to any space add a natural element such as a reclaimed wood table, animal print throw pillow, or organic shaped table lamp. 
Materials which look as though they are still in their "found" state have a sort of story about them, prompting the end user to think, "I wonder where this piece of gnarled wood came from?"  Natural elements evoke a certain level of relaxation, there's nothing inherently pretentious about them, nor should there be. 
Below are some photos taken recently at the San Diego zoo which are full of natural pattern and texture that could be easily incorporated into any design element.


Lamp by Jamie Young



Threads Fabric





Lee Jofa Fabric


 
Made Goods






Made Goods




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