I'm Carol from The Design Pages blog and I'm so happy to be here today. I hope Barbara is having a fantastic vacation and I'm more than a little envious of her travels and look forward to reading a blog post about it next week.
Living in the Canadian west coast means that I'm surrounded by nature. The views from every room in our house are of trees, ocean and mountains. It's hard not to be inspired to decorate using elements of nature.
One of my very favourite tricks is to use branches. It's simple and easy and it can have a huge impact on an empty table or sideboard.
Lavender & Lillies
Florals have gained quite a bit of popularity in fabrics and wallpapers recently but what about having a mural painted to bring the outdoors in.
Shells are a really easy way to bring the feeling of nature into your home.
West Elm has these beautiful tree stump side tables which would add instant rustic chic to a room. If you're a little more adventurous you could turn this into a weekend diy project.
Feathers are fun in fashion and home decor. If you need a little softness in a room you can get yourself one of these fabulous feather light fixtures.
Keep your eyes open next time you go for a walk and maybe you'll come back with some new items to freshen up your decor and bring home the nature.
Thanks so much for having me Barbara! You can find me here if you want to stop by and say hi. I'd love to have you.