Has anyone else noticed that my taste in interior design has started to lean heavily towards this simple rustic look? When I first began blogging years ago the style I was most inspired by was Scandinavian, which now seems far too sterile to me. Then I got really into a playful mid-century inspired look, and now it’s a sort of bohemian rustic sensibility that’s captured my heart. I can still find inspiration and delight in lots of styles, but what I’m really craving over and over is old, beautiful, worn, natural spaces. And in those spaces plant life is often what makes things sing. Even the simplest, most humble potted plant or a single sculptural tree can bring so much life to a room.
A solitary branch plucked from the yard can serve as a really good shortcut to getting this look. There’s a lot of good faux options too if you don’t want to wake up to find your lovely branch has wilted and gone all sad looking over night. Yes, that happened to me. I really want a long branch for this vintage jug I have but it’s one of those huge ones and it’s not realistic to put water into it, so I think faux is the answer for me.
Do you have much plant life in your home? I only recently made my foray into the world of potted plants, I have two little guys on a table in the living room. They are going strong despite the fact that I only think to water them maybe once a week. I’m hoping soon to share with you more of the progress in our condo so you should get to meet them.
one | original source unknown via Georgina Lee Stuart
two | original source unknown via coco+kelley
three | Daniella Witte
four | Daniella Witte
five | Daniella Witte
six | the home of Bunny Mellon via NY Times
A side note: I learned recently that since the redesign of the blog the comments section may not have been working for everyone. I made some changes and it should be all good to go now! There’s also a new “Like” button at the bottom of each post. So you can make my day and click “like” when the mood strikes.