We are all familiar with literal interpretations of nature in materials like botanical wallpaper. But there’s an array of more abstract materials that can also spark a relaxing vibe. When you examine a tree canopy or ferns on the forest floor, you see a pattern. But it’s not a neatly organized pattern involving straight lines. Nature’s patterns tend to be more complex than the typical forms we find in our home. That is why bringing them inside is so powerful.
RECYCLED PAPER MOBILE
The movement of Yuko Nishikawa’s mobiles overhead is magical…and being made of recycled paper, they’ve got great energy.
I am so drawn to cohesive but unorganized patterns. I study them when I walk in the woods. Temparto Collection – 3×6 SLIDE pattern in arctic glaze on blonde body.
The biggest challenge is deciding which nature-inspired pattern to choose.
CRAFTY WALL PATTERNS
I am a disaster crafter, but this idea has been percolating in my brain for a while now. Here are resources for wall patterns that you can paint, stencil, or stamp:
katyelliott.com & rebeccaandgenevieve.com
Pictured: Dizzy Ducks Designs
PEACEFUL CERAMIC PODS
These magnetic pods come with a board so that you can arrange them yourself… that’s my kind of rabbit hole.