INSPIRED BY: Mother Nature

Whether it’s an azure blue glacier hugged by majestic snowcapped mountaintops, a burnt sienna sunset blanketing a golden beach, or even an exotic bird resplendent in a feathered kaleidoscope of colorful hues, let nature be your guide when designing beautiful spaces in your home. 

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska   Photography by Judy Uelk

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska   Photography by Judy Uelk

Have you been to Alaska? If not, I highly recommend it!! Having just returned from a relaxing, invigorating, amazing trip to the “final frontier” myself, I can say unequivocally that this state is one of the most breathtaking of all.  More than twice the size of Texas and rimmed by more coastline than all of the other states combined, Alaska’s sheer size makes it dramatic and impressive. No wonder the Aleutian people call Alaska “the Great Land.” But the scenery . . . ah yes, the scenery is unmatched.

Mother Nature is certainly the quintessential interior designer. In fact, we should often take our color cues from her when thinking about our own interior spaces. Each composition she creates is perfectly balanced and, more often than not, absolutely breathtaking. 

Here are a few of Mother Nature's best. We think each of them is pretty amazing. We've also included some design inspiration that mirror the natural beauties, giving you ideas on how to bring what Mother Nature deems pretty darn gorgeous into your home.  

Palm Island, Townsville, Australia   Photography by Madeleine Uelk

Palm Island, Townsville, Australia   Photography by Madeleine Uelk

IMAGE SOURCE: GR Interiors

IMAGE SOURCE: GR Interiors

Looking for paint colors to complement this palette?

SAVVY SUGGESTS . . . 

Benjamin Moore "Kendall Charcoal"  IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Kendall Charcoal"  IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Orange Burst"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Orange Burst"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore


Flower Market, Dublin, Ireland    Photography by Judy Uelk

Flower Market, Dublin, Ireland    Photography by Judy Uelk

IMAGE SOURCE: Veranda    Photography by Fritz von der Schulenburg

IMAGE SOURCE: Veranda    Photography by Fritz von der Schulenburg

LOOKING FOR PAINT COLORS TO COMPLEMENT THIS PALETTE?

SAVVY SUGGESTS . . . 

Benjamin Moore "Yellow Raincoat"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Yellow Raincoat"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Heritage Red"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Heritage Red"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Photography by Julie Huffman O'Connor

Photography by Julie Huffman O'Connor

IMAGE SOURCE: Traditional Home   Photography by John Bessler and Jonny Valiant  

IMAGE SOURCE: Traditional Home   Photography by John Bessler and Jonny Valiant

 

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SAVVY SUGGESTS . . . 

Sherwin Williams "Dynamic Blue"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams "Dynamic Blue"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams "Holiday Turquoise"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams "Holiday Turquoise"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

IMAGE SOURCE: Cathedral Geodes

IMAGE SOURCE: Cathedral Geodes

IMAGE SOURCE: DPages   

IMAGE SOURCE: DPages   

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SAVVY SUGGESTS . . . 

Sherwin Williams "Intuitive"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams "Intuitive"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

Benjamin Moore "Frostine"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Frostine"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

The Milky Way   Photography by Dave Lane

The Milky Way   Photography by Dave Lane

IMAGE SOURCE: Elle Decor

IMAGE SOURCE: Elle Decor

LOOKING FOR PAINT COLORS TO COMPLEMENT THIS PALETTE?

SAVVY SUGGESTS . . . 

Sherwin Williams "African Violet"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams "African Violet"   IMAGE SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

Benjamin Moore "Rustic Taupe"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore "Rustic Taupe"   IMAGE SOURCE: Benjamin Moore