Nature is a theme that echoes through the decor of this room. A underlying theme can be helpful in creating cohesion when using a mix of furnishings.
Create an inviting sitting area with pillows. A traditional sofa, upholstered in a soft fern-colored cotton print, feels inviting with a collection of cushy cotton, linen and paper-crochet pillows.
The sitting area in the living space is sectioned off by a sisal-style rug, which lends an air of informality to the room. A chair with dried banana-leaf seat and wood beaded pillow further add to the organic feel.
The textural element of the wood beading on this pillow only adds to the visual interest of this geometric print cushioned chair. The white linen pillow gives a break to the eye and grounds the look.
A side table and wrought iron desk lamp nestled between two armchairs makes for a cozy reading area. Although it is centered in the room it feels out of the way.
Make the space your own. Reference your location or hobbies when accessorizing, accessories here make reference to area recreations, including an antique fishing creel.
Natural materials like the burlap used here for the drapery create a casual-chic feel. The neutral color palette seams both rooms together effortlessly in this open concept living and dining room area.
Casual meets elegance in this nature inspired dining area. The tablescape which incorporates oversized accessories, eliminates the need for a grand lighting fixture.
Natural elements bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. Hand-blown green glass vessels filled with forsythia replace traditional floral arrangements while oversized glass and wood lanterns double as terrariums for potted plants and mosses.
Nature can be a good guide when it comes to colors. The soft greens of the table runner and glass compliment the dark wood of the table.
Look to the outdoors for design inspiration when it comes to table settings. Using small potted plants and branch flowers like the forsythia seen here are a refreshing alternative to typical flower arrangements.
The 2009 DIY Blog Cabin displays classic style with modern touches. The staircase shown here incorporates iron balusters which provide a bit of modern edge to an otherwise classically styled room.
Budget-friendly burlap was the fabric of choice for drapery seen here. Tassels add a more formal element to the casual fabric.
Try using accessories in new ways. Braided reed chargers become wall art in this dining room instead of being used as part of a place setting.
Storage solutions can look good. This wine cabinet is the perfect place to contain a growing collection while also serving as a pedestal for other accessories.
This living and dining room area includes a variety of neutrals keeping the space visually interesting. A variety of well spaced lighting in this room serves to illuminate as well as highlight specific areas.
Good lighting is key. Recessed lights work alongside this grand 20-light, three-tier chandelier to both illuminate and bring more drama to the incredible vaulted ceiling.
Create an intimate scene with candles. Hurricane lanterns can add a touch of ambiance to a table setting.
A wall of windows makes a grand statement and allows a little of the outdoors in. The back door leads out to the patio, which features its own wood-burning fireplace.