If you have been following our work for any length of time, you've probably noticed that we love incorporating natural materials into our designs. We find joy in bringing the beauty of nature indoors, creating environments that exude warmth, authenticity, and a timeless appeal. Materials like wood, stone, and linen are three elements that we turn to again and again to create spaces that exude these principals.
EMBRACING THE WARMTH OF WOOD
When it comes to designing spaces, few materials can rival the warmth and character of wood. From rustic to refined, wood has an innate ability to elevate any room it graces. Whether it's the natural patina of reclaimed oak flooring or the rich grain patterns of a handcrafted walnut table, each piece of wood has a story to tell.
I love incorporating wooden elements into my designs, as they bring a sense of grounding and tranquility to the space. Wooden furniture and accents can effortlessly complement various design styles, from coastal to farmhouse and everything in between.
CELEBRATING THE STRENGTH OF STONE
Another treasured natural material in my design repertoire is stone. . From marble countertops that exude sophistication in a kitchen to the earthy charm of a stone fireplace in a cozy living room, I find endless possibilities for incorporating this exquisite material.
In my design projects, I like to mix and match different types of stone, embracing the unique textures and colors they offer. Whether it's the cool serenity of Carrara marble or the warm tones of limestone, stone infuses a sense of luxury and grandeur into any room. I'm particularly drawn to using stone in bathrooms, where it can transform a space into a tranquil spa-like retreat, inviting relaxation and rejuvenation.
THE TIMELESS ELEGANCE OF LINEN
Now, let's talk about one of my absolute favorites – linen (you are on the Velvet & Linen blog after all!). This remarkable fabric has been cherished for centuries, and it's no wonder why. Linen not only offers a refined and enduring elegance but also practicality and comfort.
In my designs, I love using linen curtains as their sheer quality still allows light to softly illuminate a space. Linen upholstery on sofas and chairs adds a touch of casual sophistication, and linen bedding invites a sense of calm and serenity in bedrooms without feeling too precious. Linen can be laundered and gets softer with every wash, making it the perfect addition to a home full of life.
BLENDING THE TRIO FOR A HARMONIOUS SPACE
The beauty of working with wood, stone, and linen lies in their compatibility and ability to coexist seamlessly. These natural materials harmonize effortlessly, creating a space that feels organic and authentic. I often find myself combining a rough-hewn wooden coffee table with a stone fireplace surround and soft linen chairs, resulting in a space that feels inviting and lived-in yet elegant.
Designing with wood, stone, and linen is my ode to the wonders of nature. I invite you to explore these materials in your own spaces and experience the transformative power they bring to a home.
Until next time, happy designing!