Home Inspiration :: Nature

One of the many questions I've been asked about our impending living situation is what is your decorating style?  It's something I've thought about carefully but found that I wasn't able to fully describe it without my handy dandy Pinterest in front of me!

So last night as I was trying to fall asleep, my mind drifted towards elements, style and colors that make me feel good.  I dreamt of ways to decorate our bedroom to leave our bodies feeling soothed and comforted.  I thought of ways to redo our bathrooms to feel tranquil and calm.  Then my mind started to wander to outside the home and all the nature I'll be surrounded by.  I think that in and of itself has made me the happiest when thinking of the home we're patiently trying to move into.  So it hit me (well not really because I think I've known this for awhile considering this is pretty much how I decided to style our wedding).  I want the outdoors brought indoors.  I want my favorite part of the great outdoors represented in our beautiful new-to-us home.  The forest is a wonderful place, filled with woodland creatures (ahem, we are Badgers after all), beautiful colors and amazing sounds.  I love spending my time in the forest, with a campfire, hearing a crippling creek in the distance and listening to the sounds of nature surrounding us.  So why not incorporate that into our new living space?  

The inspiration ::
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Magnificent trees in all their splendor.  The deep shades of green provide dramatic pops of color when paired with wooden furniture and accents.
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The combination provides endless amounts of happiness in my book.  I'm in hog heaven over here just thinking about the possibilities.  What decor makes you happiest in your home?

Stay tuned for more home decor inspiration throughout the week!


Leslie July 19, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

Love the images. You're going to have a beautiful home once everything gets worked out. I've been thinking about what my style is too, and it's a harder question than it seems. Thank goodness for Pinterest!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime July 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM  

i love that table in the last collage... so rustic and an amazing statement piece.

theolivetree July 19, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

love that table and I need those logs! I really want some "log stools" for a fire pit! Yes raising a little boy is soooo funny...I have 9 nephews and no nieces everyone said little boys are so easy... i disagree...but little boys sure do love their mamas, so it is worth it! :)

Farmchick July 19, 2011 at 10:54 AM  

I love your inspiration pics. LOVE that green wall with the black framed prints on the wall. Very nice.

Rebecca - A Daily Something July 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM  

mmm, I love bringing the outdoors in! And that table in the last set of pics is incredible!!

katie July 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

ohh its all so gorgeous!

Julie {love, julie} July 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM  

I love all the natural wood accents! My dream is to have a big table made from one gigantic piece of wood!

Belly B July 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

I love all these pictures! Especially the olive green. Definitely going to think about incorporating that in my living space! :)

<3 Belly B

Ren- Lady Of The Arts July 19, 2011 at 12:30 PM  

I love found objects and nature- for sure part of my home decor style- I made some fire pit seating with a fallen tree: http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2010/03/life-and-reuse-of-tree.html
and we are still enjoying it.

la petite coquine July 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM  

I'm in love-this inspiration is soothing and stunning all at the same time! I have no doubt the new house is going to be perfect for you guys!

Stephanie July 19, 2011 at 1:31 PM  

I think I'd be so afraid to decorate...I'd worry my style would change as soon as I was done. I'm pretty indecisive. :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} July 19, 2011 at 2:16 PM  

I love this style. These images are completely gorgeous :) xoxoxo brynn

Amber Blue Bird July 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

I really like the earthy vibe in homes. Rustic pieces bring so much character to a space. Looking forward to seeing how your inspiration translates to your home.

Krystal July 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

green is my favorite color! that couch has my dying...i would love to have that.

jeanette from everton terrace July 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM  

You know I love so many types of design. I love a shabby chic and glamour chic but what I'm enjoying living in right now is a mostly white, minimal place. I do have shells, rocks, pinecones etc., on shelves and tables because nothing man makes is as beautiful as what nature can produce I think.
So exciting for you!

Stephanie July 19, 2011 at 2:59 PM  

I never really thought much about it before but I guess I'm more of a nature girl, too. I love all kinds of design but the stuff that I can really picture myself loving in my dream home is always nature inspired - whether it be the texture of bark on a tree or the brilliant blues of the ocean.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. July 19, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

love it! we like to decorate with plants and keep things simple too. i love our reclaimed wood coffee table and green chairs :) cant wait to see more! xo jillian

Kelsey Cole July 19, 2011 at 3:56 PM  

I love all of these inspiration images! Those colors are so soothing and peaceful. I would love to live in house decorated like that!

Michelle {lovely little things} July 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

Love that wood farmhouse table, wish I had one of those!

Bad Joan July 19, 2011 at 6:37 PM  

Great images! Love wood furniture, it gives off a great warmth.


CoCo Wray July 19, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

Absolutely love it! Great inspiration for sure!

Heidi Adnum July 19, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

Gorgeous. And so calming, too.

Leontien July 19, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

Well i just hopped over from FarmChick and i just LOVED your bio (about you) part! haha

I'm glad to "meet" you!
Hope you come over to my side of the woods!

Tang July 19, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

I love the idea of bring the outside inside. I love mixing modern with rustic.

April July 19, 2011 at 10:28 PM  

Yayy! I love home decor inspo. :)

Wendy July 20, 2011 at 5:14 AM  

These pieces are great! I especially love the long table in the last pic.

My personal taste is very eclectic: antiques from overseas, mixed with quirky thrift store finds. Lots of books and original art (when I can afford to buy it).

Kimia Kline July 20, 2011 at 6:33 AM  

ooooo that table. gorgeous gorgeous. my brother is a furniture designer/architect and has promised to make me one of those someday. lets see if he stays true to his word :)

annie July 20, 2011 at 8:16 AM  

your new home is going to be so beautiful; i love the idea of bringing the beauty of nature indoors -- and i'm dying over that last dining room table. such great inspiration!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} July 20, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

Pretty! Love how natural everything is. My favorite decor in my house is probably the paintings we bought in Morocco and the two clay wedding geese some people from North Korea gave us. I love being surrounded by culture in my home!

LCR July 20, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

just love all the bright greens- so summery! great finds:)

sherri lynn July 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM  

Oh I love all of these things! Home inspiration is one of my favorite things to look at :)

danielle {breakfast at toast} July 20, 2011 at 10:35 PM  

LOVE this!! Can't wait to see your house!

Oh, My Darling July 22, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

I adore a nature-inspired aesthetic!

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