I love the natural look. And, no, I'm not talking about my hair and letting all the grays show through or anything like that. What I really mean, is that I love a natural decorating style. Some nice crisp whites and earthy elements...the perfect combination of rustic and refined.
Little by little, I'm restyling my home. Removing patterns and color or anything that feels too feminine or just simply not right...replacing them with more texture and things with a natural feel. Over the past week or so, while I was out and about, I found some great decorating items that fit the look I love.
Do you remember when I was trying to decide what I should use for a table in here? Well, I found this little stool that I think is just about perfect. Oddly enough, it's almost exactly like the one I had in this spot before, but it has one important difference, the wood is raw...worn all nice and smooth. Really, it just about makes my heart sing when I look at it.
Then, I started thinking about this little abandoned cardinal nest that was located in a hydrangea tree right outside my dining room window. Earlier this year, it held little eggs and babies, but since they're gone now, I decided to bring it indoors to enjoy its delicate construction and pretty, natural form.
While I like color, I've come to the conclusion that the only kind I can live with is one that can be easily removed, like in some pillows or flowers. This pretty purple plant caught my eye at, of all places, the grocery store. Can you believe it? The grocery store. I love the flowers. They have a little bit of wildness or something about them.
Lastly, I came across this little vintage berry basket. I've been searching for some wooden ones for so long now, thinking that I'd never find any and would ultimately have to order some new ones. Happily though, my eye spied this well-loved little charmer with its worn metal edge. Perfect for the look I'm going for.
Perhaps I could lounge around in this chair, eating strawberries out of that little basket, while I enjoy those flowers. Yep, that sounds like a good idea...maybe I could read a book while I'm at it too.
Well, there they are...a few finds that, I think, compliment each other and fit my natural style. I love when everything comes together just the way I see it in my mind's eye...especially since it seems like that rarely happens :)
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