A Little Natural Inspiration…

11 Feb

My RSS-feed was on fire this week with two gorgeous pictures of interiors that are overflowing with warmth and inspired by the use of natural materials. They’re too gorgeous not to share! Please excuse the absence of Color Friday this week in favor of these earthy but polished spaces.

This kitchen has a fantastic mix of woods, metals, whites, and glowing lantern light.

(image via Montgomery Roth Architecture and Interior Design via Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn)

I love the addition of fresh fruits and veggies; they add a much needed color pop and they soften what could otherwise be a very masculine aesthetic.  Note to anyone trying to stage a house: lemons go a long way in accessorizing a room, but don’t stop there.  Consider yellow peppers, pears, and even unconventional shapes and colors: what about a big glass hurricane of radishes in a charcoal gray kitchen?  I also find the lofted space above the kitchen to be contemporary, clean and unexpectedly homey…it really makes a great composition.

Sometimes the best natural inspirations are untouched raw materials.

(image via ReNest)

This stand-alone pantry uses glass containers to house every single thing and it’s as stunning as it is functional.  Not sure it would work for everyone, but I’d be willing to give it a shot given the right architecture.  We’d be hard pressed to make this happen given the large amount of Oreos and fruit snacks we consume, and I’m afraid the pantry would become an array of earth-toned and green shades mixed with technicolor brights. In any case,  it’s a beautiful concept.

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2 Responses to “A Little Natural Inspiration…”

  1. Erin Miles February 11, 2011 at 3:57 PM #

    love the kitchen but I especially like the white accent mice in the pantry.

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