The Raw Deal

Lately, everyone has been a bit more conscious of their carbon footprint…and rightfully so. It is important that we appreciate what the Earth provides us naturally. In today’s society green living and conserving precious resources  is a way of contributing to changing how we live for the better. 

There has been a rediscovered interest in natural materials when it comes to interior design. Incorporating natural materials in the home has been around for centuries. A way to show off natures beauty and live with it daily. Bringing nature into your home creates both character and warmth, welcoming and providing peace to those who inhabit the space. There are so many ways you can achieve this look in the design of your own home. Whether in the middle of renovating or just adding something new be inspired to look at nature. Here are a few visuals to get your gears turning. 

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San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco is an amazing place and is the oldest public Japanese garden in the US. It is in the heart of Golden State Park and allows for you to take in the beauty of nature. From the moment I walked towards the entrance door I feel in love. A place that marries the aspect of architectural design and nature.

My fiancé and I enjoyed walking through all the majestic paths. There was even a tucked away space that was so tranquil we both did not want to leave the bench we were sitting on. It was as if everything around us was standing still and as we looked above the tallest tree is where we could hear the wind swirling by.  All I can say is absolutely breath-taking.

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New York Botanical Garden

Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day! I wanted to share with you my Labor Day excursion to the New York Botanical Gardens. First, just let me say what a beautifully enchanted place. As soon as you walk in you smell nothing but fresh, clean air and are welcomed by greenery where every your eye travels. This landmark has been around for over 120 years and supports over one million living plant collections on 250 acres of land.

The New York Botanical Garden is truly a gem and offers a great escape from the busy New York City streets. Coming here allows you to slow down and decompress taking in only beauty. This place is indeed a treat and on my top for recommendations for things to do in NYC. Here are just a few pictures of the beauties I spotted on my visit to this majestic place.

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Living with Plants

I have been on a plant kick lately. It started with a peace lily in my living room, to adding several additional plants all over my apartment. Soon I will have an indoor garden, I am sure of it. Why so many you may ask? Plants bring the element and beauty of nature into my home. Indoor houseplants are like green sculptures bringing a sense of serenity to the home. Plants can soften architectural elements and add texture to an interior.

Adding indoor plants allows for you to purify the air in your home naturally. Cleaning out toxins you would typically find throughout your home. Here are some great examples of how you too can infuse life into your space using plants.

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All Natural

Hello everyone! Let me just tell you I am all about eclectic, very glamorous interiors but fell in love with the naturally serene interiors below. I would say these spaces are still eclectic in a natural kind-of-way. I could only imagine living in each and every one of these spaces. They are all so amazing! Warm, inviting and oh, so beautiful.

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