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In the world of design, inspiration often flows from the most unexpected sources. For me, one of the most abundant springs of creative energy lies in the embrace of nature itself.

Image by Lisa Romerein

As I wander through the diverse landscapes of the great outdoors, I am continually reminded of the profound connection between the natural world and the art of design. Today, I invite you to accompany me on a journey through nature's splendor, exploring how its textures, hues, and tranquility shape my patina design philosophy.

Image by Lisa Romerein


Nature's canvas is vast and dynamic, an ever-evolving masterpiece painted by the forces of the earth. The dance of sunlight on rippling waters, the gentle touch of wind through wild grasses, and the myriad textures woven into the landscapes all contribute to a tapestry of unparalleled beauty. These facets of nature serve as an unending source of inspiration as I weave their essence into the fabric of interior design.

Image by Victoria Pearson

As I explore mountains, meadows, oceans, and deserts, I'm reminded of the importance of balance and harmony. The way nature seamlessly interlaces elements to create ecosystems teaches me the value of creating harmonious and balanced spaces. Each component within these environments has a role to play, just as each piece of furniture and decor item has a purpose within a well-conceived interior.

Image by Lisa Romerein


The colors of nature are an ever-present muse for my design journey. From the vibrant blooms of spring to the rich earth tones of autumn, I draw inspiration from the palette of nature when selecting fabrics, paints, and accents. Integrating these organic colors helps forge a fluid connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, fostering a seamless transition between the two realms.

Texture, too, is a vital lesson I glean from nature's diverse textures. The contrast between the smoothness of river stones and the roughness of tree bark, or the delicate petals of a flower against the strength of a boulder, serves as a reminder to incorporate various textures into interiors.

Image by Lisa Romerein


Each season in nature unfolds a unique narrative, and I endeavor to capture its essence in my design work. The warmth and coziness of fall inspire layering and the use of earthy tones, echoing the transformation of leaves into an opulent tapestry.

Image by Lisa Romerein

A summer by the sea inspires me to bring the shades of blue that grace the sky and the ocean into a home, allowing each shade to be amplified by the other.

Image by Lisa Romerein

Nature's teachings extend to the art of patience and the beauty of evolution. Watching a seed grow into a mighty tree mirrors the gradual development of an interior design. Just as nature's landscapes mature over time, so do thoughtfully designed living spaces. Each thoughtfully chosen piece and carefully arranged corner align and mature over the years, culminating in an environment that mirrors the rhythms of life.

Image by Lisa Romerein

As I immerse myself in the wonder of the outdoors, I am deeply encouraged to craft spaces that resonate with the serenity and beauty of the natural world. I encourage you, too, to embrace the lessons nature offers, translating its elegance into spaces that embody the harmony of the wild. Let me know how nature inspires you in the comments!

If you would like to see more images of our nature-inspired designs, check out our books, Patina Style & Patina Homes 💚




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