I am keeping it natural and simple this holiday season and that includes décor.
I like to have a décor plan well in advance so this morning I composed this table setting that of course is nature inspired.
When do you start planning your Thanksgiving table décor?
"As Nature Intended interiors, philosophy and design for living ~ A Lifestyle" ... My company tag line is more than just catchy advertising words. It represents how I approach all design projects. With any project, business or residential, I always consider the four classical elements: earth, water, air and fire. A peaceful, healthy sanctuary in tune with nature, as nature intended, can be created in any environment using any design style whether it’s modern, mid-century modern, traditional, shabby chic, coastal or an eclectic mix, my personal favorite.
One of my proudest design projects, Essentials MediSpa and Salon in Vera, Florida, is an excellent example of this philosophy. The four elements are literally and loosely interpreted throughout the spa's design. Starting with the reception area, a large custom designed wall fountain incorporating Florida coquina stone and copper colored glass tile represents the elements of earth and water. Setting the mood as you enter, this feature located at the reception desk enhances the clients’ experience by creating a tranquil experience before they have even finished checking in for their amazing services. Entering the robed waiting area, more natural elements representing earth include an elegant seashell chandelier, as well as As Nature Intended Interiors signature native Florida palm trees made of natural preserved palm fronds seen throughout the spa. Sheer aqua swirl pattern fabric drapes and the abundance of candles represent air and fire. The brown and aqua leaf patterned fabric on the furniture is another subtle interpretation of earth. I could go on to describe each treatment room, but I have a better idea... immediately book your Essentials spa day and experience this tranquil peaceful healthy sanctuary yourself!
Design with purpose to achieve a peaceful and healthy atmosphere as nature intended.
I love to have my first cup of tea in the morning in my front garden courtyard especially this time of year. Waking up with nature is always a pleasure, but this morning I had the extra bonus of seeing my Amaryllis bulbs in bloom. After spending time just sitting, meditating and appreciating these red blooming beauties, I picked up my camera and had a private photo shoot with them.
It’s these moments when I take the time to appreciate nature’s bounty, I get these results. I could not think of a better way to start my day.
We are all starting to dream about spring and how we want to spend more time living in our outdoor spaces this time of year. So before planning your first of the season outdoor soiree, remember décor is not only for the interior of your home. I am sure you have heard me say, "Bring the outdoors in!" Well, I also love to bring design to outdoor spaces.
In this courtyard you can see I am not afraid to bring my good silver tea set and china to the outdoor table. A large wicker charger and less formal iron flatware can create a casual elegance when paired together. My dining room chairs are brought outside just for this event. The centerpiece is a vintage chandelier now a re-purposed decorative votive. And, of course, my favorite plants and pedals are sprinkled throughout the table setting.
One of my favorite things to do is finding that perfect balance between my love for fancy elegance and nature.
Keep it simple. Sometimes natural décor is as simple as a fluffy white towel and a seashell....just as nature intended.
An advertising tag line I use for my business is “Design consultant…from concept to completion.” The “concept” of a design project can start with the preliminary architectural drawing of your new home, an addition to your existing home or a new business space. Before the preliminary drawing is finalized by your architect, my services include reviewing the drawing and making suggestions based on the function of the overall space, décor concept and space planning. These suggestions are then submitted to your architect. Meeting with you and your architect to discuss changes or additions before the final plans are drawn will save you, the architect and the builder of your choice, time and money during construction. This process allows all three professionals with very different and complementary backgrounds to come together at the concept stage in order to achieve your vision and marry both form and function. My services through the completion of the project, will help maintain your original “concept.”
During your project, creative designing will include selecting products such as roof tile , electrical fixtures, flooring, plumbing fixtures, customized cabinetry, mill work (baseboards, crown molding, etc.), as well as recommendations for exterior & interior finishes and paint color. Space planning and the selection of furniture, window treatments and much more that truly defines the environment and are important to the overall success of the project. Our design consulting services will help you achieve the results you dream of…
Discover the difference of having a professional design consultant work with you from "concept to completion," as "As Nature Intended."