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As the garden starts to peek its way through to spring, we at Cabot House Furniture & Design are excited to focus on reconnecting with the serenity of nature. With the introduction of our newest brand-partnership with DEDON furniture, stunning and sustainably focused, and 3 of our showrooms now showcasing gorgeous, eco-friendly LEE furniture, now is the perfect time to start planning your back to nature spaces. Here are some tips from in-house interior designer Mariana Uribe of our South Portland, ME showroom to help you create rooms that both look amazing, and with environmentally-conscious choices, feel amazing.

Furniture items with natural wood finishes

Room scene by Mariana Uribe, in-house interior designer, South Portland ME.

A Burst of Colors

Nature-inspired spaces often begin with a soft, neutral color palette. Creams, tans, stone and soft pinks set the tone for a relaxing and airy space. Pulling in accent colors for your accessories, artwork and textiles from colors found in nature doesn’t have to limit you — there are so many beautiful mossy greens, ocean blues, vibrant reds and even sunshiny yellows. Creating a space that calms your mood and soothes your soul can be achieved with the right color palette.

Natural wood and spring decor in a room

Relaxing and airy dining room from Highland House.

The Greens of Nature

Selecting plants or trees to mindfully place around your home brings you closer to nature and offers an opportunity for lush green color in your spaces. The added health benefits of fresher air, mental clarity and visual variety are bonuses. Have fun with shapes, sizes and pots to create warmth and vibrancy to your home.

Elegant dining room with natural accents

Dining room from the Laura Kirar collection by Baker.

This plant-inspired space uses nature’s bounty in a myriad of ways. Artfully placed cactus leaves, accessorized plants in gorgeous woven baskets and the mossy green wall are all warmed up by the wood tones in this space. We love how the rug here is used to create a seamless look reminiscent of a pebble sand beach and pulls it all together.

Natural Light

LEE, now on the floor in our Framingham, West Warwick and Burlington showrooms, offers naturalLEE sustainable fabrics. Our designers love to incorporate this organic upholstery that is standard on their furniture featuring soy-based cushions, fibers made from recycled plastic, and springs made from 80% recycled metals. 

Sustainably upholstered couch with palm fronds

Sustainably upholstered couch by LEE.

The morning light streaming into this bedroom awakens you gently as the sun rises. Gorgeous billowy curtains help to highlight the neutral features of this calming and nature-inspired space. These gorgeous woven chairs are a stunning grounding to this space and mimic the curves of the architectural windows. This is nature inspired boho-chic done right.

Layers of Texture

Fabrics and materials play a large role in the mind-body connection of a back to nature space. Taking inspiration from the outdoors, bring some woven, rattan or cane to your furniture selections. DEDON, coming this March to our showrooms, uses high-end woven furniture with weather-resistant, and aesthetically refined fiber. They have created pieces that would be perfect outdoors and in — for elevating a sunroom or even a conversation area in a bedroom. Their fabrics are weather-resistant yet sophisticated and allow you to design rooms that are both nature inspired and family-friendly. 

Layering doesn’t always have to be done with textiles or fabrics. Here the designer layers with wood tones and a warm palette of creamy tans and rich browns. Taking cues from nature, all of these layered colors could be found in nature. Ocean blue in the art and the greens in the fiddle-leaf tree all work in unison to create a space that is textural, interesting and cohesive.

Table, chair and dresser with leafy fronds

Wood tones and warm palette come together in this scene by Hickory Chair.

Warm it Up With Wood

Softening the mood, this gorgeous rattan light by Gloster really sets the ambient tone. Using a truly refined textural combination, light and dark woods become friends in nature. A warm stone or charcoal fabric mixed with lighter toned woods like acacia or maple create warmth and tons of style. Pop in nature’s friendly plants and you’ve created an in-home oasis to relax and unwind at the end of your day.

Looking to bring natural wovens and wood in a creative way? We love the unique look of woven rope here and the interest it brings from nature. This space oozes warmth with its play on dark and light tones. The concrete could have felt colder in this space, but the wood elements create warmth against its darker tones.

Daydreaming of spending time reconnecting to the outdoors? Take our style quiz and let one of our designers help you create gorgeous spaces indoors and outdoors that achieve the tranquility of getting back to nature.

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