NEST: INTERIOR TRENDS, PART 2

TAXIDERMY

While it might seem a bit counter-intuitive with the green movement, this trend is just another way to reconnect with nature. If you’re not ready to turn your home into a 21st century hunting lodge, fear not! Taxidermy comes in many forms. From beautiful antlers arranged into a faux chandelier, to delicate butterflies displayed in shadowboxes, there’s thousands of ways to subtly bring the animal kingdom indoors.

MOTHER NATURE

Good news – it finally pays off to have a green thumb. Gone are the days of fresh-cut bouquets that lose their luster in the blink of an eye. Inspired by sustainability, this trend allows your home to be as lush as it is environmentally friendly. If you’re lucky enough to have the space, a greenhouse is the perfect place to grow your very own herbs, spices, fruits, or vegetables. If space is lacking, pick out some hanging terrariums or whimsical potted plants to create your own little indoor oasis.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Half shabby-chic and half vintage-cool, the old adage, “reduce, reuse, recycle” is easily applied to interior design as well. A mixture of DYI projects and antique rummaging, the old is made beautiful again. Wine crates are transformed into bookshelves, old wooden doors take the place of a headboard, and piping makes for an easy clothes hanger. Dig out your grandmother’s old vanity or find a worn-in leather club chair to create a lovely atmosphere of comforting nostalgia.

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