Going “Au Naturel”

June 14, 2016 by Melissa | 0 Comments

When I am putting together color schemes, I tend to be drawn towards cool colors – blues, grays and whites.  Unfortunately, that color scheme can feel a bit sterile.  In an effort to keep my cool tendencies from becoming downright cold, I try to infuse natural elements into each room.

This doesn’t mean that every room feels casual.  In more formal rooms, like living and dining rooms, I include natural hide rugs, iridescent shell-based light fixtures, or rattan bar-carts.  In less formal settings jute rugs and rattan pendants or dining chairs do the trick.  And, of course, you cannot go wrong with natural baskets in any room.  They are great for towel storage in bathrooms and toy storage in kids’ rooms.  Not sure where to find the right pieces for your own space?  Here are some of my favorites.


With just a few of these items, you can change a too-cool home into a warm and welcoming abode.  Happy decorating.


  1.  Solid Metallic Jute Rug
  2. Cowhide Rug 
  3. Capiz Pendant
  4. Malibu Chandelier
  5. Rattan Fray Pendant Light
  6. South Seas Bar Cart
  7. Tigris Dining Chair
  8. Round Belly Baskets
  9. Beachcomber Basket
  10. Laguna Seagrass Baskets



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