10 Nature-Inspired Contemporary Decor Trends

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Gaia Bulbs made of blown glass. Piece made by Tala at Hackney Coffee Company Cafe, seen on Wescover. Gaia Bulbs made of blown glass. Piece made by Tala at Hackney Coffee Company Cafe, seen on Wescover.

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We’re feeling warm-and-fuzzy about December… there’s something so soothing about homes filled with the crisp, earthy scents of nature. Nature-inspired furniture, botanical prints, and outdoorsy art aren’t just for the holidays though! We’re noticing the outdoors coming into Wescover interior spaces across the globe whether it’s floral wallpaper or creative fibrous wallhangings. These decorative touches are a way to keep a space cozy and calm every season— perfect gifts that keep on giving.

Recycled Timber Tables

Refreshing old wood with a new design is a wonderful way to thoughtfully bring nature into a living space. Every tree tells a story with its own unique grain, texture, and delicate aging that says heirloom-quality (never disposable decor). This season we are loving the work of Yard Furniture: an Australian furniture business that lets their wooden creations do the talking. Their use of recycled timber means that every one of their creations has its own history and a new chapter to tell in spaces like Grill’d Fairfield Restaurant.

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100% recycled timber tables by Yard Furniture at Grill’d Fairfield Restaurant

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Watercolor Wallpaper

Watercolor and gouache bring a lively creative vibe to any space. From palm leaves to flower petal schemes, these prints radiate a tropical feel that immerses you in their artistic landscape. We’re drawn to Candice Kaye Design, a Canada-based textile artist that transports you to a different time zone. Want to feel like you’re on a getaway trip to a faraway island? Look no further than Candice Kaye’s bold and tropical wallpaper in Planta restaurant, inspired by her travels and recurring summer vibes.

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Custom Wallpaper by Candice Kaye Design in Planta Restaurant

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Wild Wood Tables

Nothing says natural like timber with vestiges from floods and other natural phenomena. Every table has a unique character, visible in the natural scarring and gum veins breeding a durable and sustainable design.  Wild About Wood is an Australian furniture studio whose pieces are sure to make you go wild. Wild About Wood has us mesmerized with the raw and unique timber furniture that brings the raw beauty of nature to your home, just like this Camphor dining table is bringing an organic modern vibe to this beautiful Melbourne residence.

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Camphor Dining Table by Wild About Wood in a Melbourne private residence

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Eco-Friendly Custom Rugs

Organic materials with a natural design are a perfect way to add a soft coziness to any interior space. From Merino wool to bamboo silk and Tibetan Crossweave, these rugs possess a lasting beauty. Eskayel ‘s nature and travel-inspired designs add a splash of colorful patterns to various private residences across the United States. Nothing says sustainable innovation like regional materials, water-based pigment ink, and quality textiles.

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Balboa Rug by Eskayel in an Oyster Bay private residence

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Warm Lighting

When faced with the cold of open and efficient modern design, warm lighting is sure to add a soothing glow to any interior atmosphere. Every traditional blown glass light bulb provides the natural tint present in many cozy cafes and fine dining venues. Tala is an award-winning lighting brand that changes the game of traditional light bulbs. Tala hopes to mitigate climate change through its designs, found in many cafés in London and Amsterdam. A perfect gift for modern design lovers, these light bulbs will cast a warm yellow light bringing a sunny glow into a home.

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These Gaia bulbs provide a gentle glow at Hackney Coffee Company Cafè       

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Fiber Tapestries

Eco-friendly artwork meets motion design in these handspun fiber taperstries. You’ll definitely want to run your hands down these one-of-a-kind tapestries, built with 100% wool strands and handcut walnut wood. Lauren Williams has created an alternate ‘moving canvas’ whose organic natural palette graces private residences across the United States. Her organic-dyed and handspun fiber tapestries are inspired by the beauty of the West Coast and the Pacific Ocean. Not only can you sense nature in these interior spaces, you can feel it as well!

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Circle Tapestry by Lauren Williams in an LA private residence

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Tables As Nature Would Do It

Bringing the sinuous curves and fluid movement of the woods into homes all over Denmark, these handcrafted tables showcase an effortless organic beauty. Replicating nature has never seemed so easy. And yet, Danish designer Ask Emil Skovgaard dedicates time and technical expertise into making furniture as he imagines “nature would do it.” Indeed, his innovative sets of tables and chairs appear to not have been tampered with at all. We are definitely going nuts over this walnut and glass table in this beautiful Copenhagen private residence.

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Cloud Table by Ask Emil Skovgaard in a Copenhagen home

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Macrame Wall Hangings

The rough and knotted textures of Earth’s landscapes come together in these orgnanic wall art designs. These natural silk and cotton creations are primed to be classics, bringing nature and quality design into many interior spaces.  We are loving Ranran Design  and their modern and vintage twist on wall hangings. Inspired by tropical nature and travels around the world, this Barcelona studio’s charming handmade textiles add a vintage, cozy, and indigenous feel to this San Diego home.

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Organic Wall Art by Ranran Design in this San Diego home

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Naturescape Wall Treatments

From Japanese Spring to frosted woodlands and Italian Summers, these naturescape wall treatments let you travel into environments that appear to exist only miles away. We are amazed by Cheryl Maeder Photography – visual artist and filmmaker, Cheryl Maeder incorporates her travel photographs into drapes, blinds, and wall partitions featuring landscapes and childhood memories. She brings nature into a variety of interior spaces, from office buildings and airports to private residences, such as this privade residence in Atlanta Georgia.

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Window Treatment by Cheryl Maeder Photography in this Atlanta residence

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Custom Wall Treatments

Plaster and paint forge botanical wall treatments with the whimsical colors of the outside world. These handpainted designs bring simple and elegant depictions of plant life into the confines of many homes and restaurants. There are no limits to Caroline Lizarraga ’s detailed masterpieces: floors, ceilings, stairs, and walls house her golden bamboo stencils, tropical leaves and African landscapes. You definitely want to check out this San Francisco-based decorative painter’s amazing interior wall treatments.

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Bamboo Wall Treatment by Caroline Lizarraga in an NYC residence

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