Bringing the earth to your inside spaces means instantly increasing your sense of serenity - the planet can ground us, and living sustainability and peacefully means utilising (responsibility and renewably) earth’s own assets. There are plenty of non-living natural materials that can warm up your home - off course timber, straw-strung chairs, unglazed or matte floor tiles, stone or ceramic sculpture, jute rugs, or landscape photography. Adding accents of these through furniture and object brings the calm rawness of earth into the home.
Indoor gardening is an essential component of interior styling, and offers many benefits from mood boost, to cleaner air.
Not everyone is keen to commit to the maintenance of live plants indoors - we are busy! So if you love the idea of a more natural way of decorating, consider bringing natural elements, design and prints into your space.
Linen is ideal for textiles and by mixing colours and prints, being both fresh and relaxed, and here at MILOU MILOU we’ve taken linen bedding to the next level so you can create your own experience.
Choosing bedding colours that can be found in nature, even in a simple flower, particularly enhance apartment spaces that are often fitted with greys and blacks.
Red and purple foliage is lush and works well with light timbers (think Hans J Wegner’s Wishbone chair and tables in light ash.) Using warm orange, pink and merlot linen tones is a beautiful to lift a light timber theme, and sits well with pale and forest green tiles in an ensuite.
Strong colours like chartreuse (ALFIE) or teal (ALEXANDER) sit effortlessly with brass tapware and door fittings.
Variegated tropical plants are having a moment - people are keen to incorporate opposing textures and colours and take on the challenge of non natives in an indoor environment. The white tones in these plants add vitality to dark vintage timbers in older or heritage homes, especially with low light levels (just don’t put them in the corner, baby.)
Light and subtle striped linens (like NICK, PATRICK and TIMO) can be used together to create a striking layered bedroom in a sea of warm woods.
Raw materials are timeless and help centre busy minds in our place of respite.
Top image by Branch Studio Architects.