it’s spring! how to bring nature into your home

In the previous blog I described the one-floor renovation of a typical Brussels house.

That renovation started with the intention of giving a new look (…not just a facelift though, as we renovated way beyond the surface layers) and making the whole floor more beautiful and functional.

So we had to insert new bathrooms and re-think about the whole decoration. Which meant that we had a white canvas and my client had to start from scratch! When you think about how many styles, products, inspirations we have now access to, it can be quite difficult to decide exactly what you like.

My client is passionate about sustainable development and she had the idea of “bringing nature into the home”. That was a starting point but then, how do you practically translate that?

When she was talking, I had the image of Bardelli artistic Italian tiles coming to my mind. That is how I pictured what she was describing.

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I brought her the catalogue and while looking at the images, she liked so much the idea and the colours scheme presented that we decided to use a similar one: white, light green and black for the “relaxing bathroom” and orange, white and purple for the “energizing one”.

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We decided to bring back the wood (covered with paint or with other stuff) to the original beauty and to have wooden furniture.

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There are other more creative ways to bring nature into your home. Here are a few of my favourites.

– LAMPS: Slamp is designing very interesting lamps, inspired by nature!

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And  I love the mix of old and new it creates.

INDOOR GREEN – More spectacular: indoor green for vertical gardens and indoor furnishing, without maintenance from Italian company Verde Profilo.

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TILES – that look like natural elements.

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WALL PAPER, and many more …

If you need help in choosing the style of your home and deciding what elements to put together, send us an e-mail at info@standingrenovation.com