Sunday, March 18, 2012

Branchin' Out

Spring is nigh. 

I sense it. I find myself daydreaming of the day that I can head out and do my homework in the lush green grass of a Seattle park. Then I take a break from daydreaming and remember the fact that SNOW has fallen from the Seattle sky multiple times this week. 

Then I go back to daydreaming. As much as I'm passionate about the home and everything that goes in it...I seriously love nature and find myself in awe of how amazingly designed this world is that we live in. 

For that reason, I am such a fan of bringing the outdoors in. Not to create an outdoorsy forest themed room (gag me!), but because I love how nature has that perfect mix of randomness, simplicity, and complexity--all in one. Why not bring some of that inside too? I love rooms that aren't too serious. And if you think about it, nature is far from serious. Which is why I think there is so much nature inspired home decor and furniture out there.

So with that said, that brings me to my post title. Branchin' out. See what I did there? Branch!??!?! Aahah...aha. No? Okay.

Here's some of my favorite nature inspired home decor: 

As seen on my end table roundup post, from ABC Home 
Oakley - seen on Clayton Gray Home
Michael Folks
Project Nursery
Pottery Barn
Branch house numbers...yes, just yes.
Projects For Your Nest
This one above is more of a wedding idea, but how cute is that? Mason jars tied to branches...such a simple but great idea for an outdoor wedding! Love it!

Kjerstis Lykke
That tree branch is just stuck through the shelf brackets and used for extra storage. So smart.

Do you use nature inspired things in your home? I think that although it's been pretty trendy these past few years, it can't really go out of style. 

I mean, it is nature, after all.

Are you as ready for spring as I am?


Jo said...

I love that first table! The other items are great too, but what really inspired me was the tree branch stuck through the shelf brackets! I have two shelf brackets with holes in them like that, and was wondering what to do with them! Thanks so much for solving that problem for me ;-)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that little branch table... it has been on my wish list for a while! Happy Spring!

GingerMommy said...

I love the branch to hang the baby clothes! Such a cute idea!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Love the branches to hang things on and the branches with the mason jars. Too cute.

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

Love all of these! Also love how you described why you love nature "that perfect mix of randomness, simplicity, and complexity--all in one" - so true!

Also, I AM SO EXCITED FOR SPRING!! (Sorry for yelling, just had to get it out.)

Rachel said...

This is really awesome! I love the branch closet rack! I've seen a branch jewelry rack one before too :)

xo Rachel

Gail said...

Love these ideas, thanks for posting! Given me some inspiration for this weekends projects.....I'm thinking some driftwood inspired mirrors!