It’s no secret that I love nature. I always feel most inspired and calm when surrounded by natural landscapes, whether it’s spending a day at the beach watching waves come crashing in or going on a quick day hike in the Hollywood Hills. While I would love to live in the middle of nowhere surrounded by beach, open fields and mountains, I know that is a) not practical and b) a recipe for going stir crazy. So, bringing nature into daily life is a goal of mine. Here are some fabulous spaces, places and things that fulfill my obsession of living a modern, yet nature-inspired lifestyle.
I have been dreaming of going to the Treehotel in Sweden founded by Britta and Kent. The hotel features various rooms sprawled out in the middle of a pine forest, like the mirror cube above designed by Tham & Videgård. The founders challenged top architects to create each room. Second room by Sandell Sandberg.
A super sophisticated indoor/outdoor living space with beautiful Colorado views by Arch11.
The beach is brought inside in this Portuguese abode. The best part about this Lisbon retreat are the heated sand floors. Photos by Gaelle le Boulicaut for Elle Decor.
A lemon tree stands out in this simple, neutral room offering a burst of color.
I love the idea of using twigs as wall art/a headboard.
This flower petal-inspired top by Temperley worn by Mila Kunis on the cover of H magazine is unexpected and beautiful.
A pretty summer salad including edible flowers. As a vegetarian I’m always trying to capitalize on nature’s vast selection of food offerings. I am looking forward to using edible flowers for entertaining, especially in ice cubes.
How cute are these mini succulents in wine corks? Stick a magnet on the back and you have a simple splash of greenery in the kitchen.
These swoon-worthy Charlotte Olympia platforms are perfect for the season. I adore the leaf detailing that gives them a tropical feel.
Head to toe florals. I am really liking Zara’s nature-esque prints right now.
Beyond the floral prints, accessories like a leaf bracelet and deer ring evoke reminders of the great outdoors too.
Kate Moss’ wedding to Jamie Hince was simple, stunning and the epitome of flower child. I want to wear a flower headpiece like these worn by her and her daughter Lila Grace all spring long. Image shot by Mario Testino for the special wedding issue of Vogue.
The bigger the flowers, the better.
An unexpected floral arrangement. Unique succulents are lovely and usually last longer than your standard flower. Plus, they look amazing in a rustic, low-level crate for any dinner table.
Images: tree hotel: treehotel.se, outdoor living area: contemporist.com, beach home: elledecor.com, lemon tree: lottaagaton.blogspot.com, twig art: unknown tumblr, budding branches: designsponge.com, Mila Kunis: H magazine, blooming salad: sunset.com, cork succulents: etsy.com, Charlotte Olympia heels, Zara florals: zara.com, floral and accessories: kneeseespieces.tumblr.com, Kate Moss: Vogue, flower headpiece: weheartit.com, succulent arrangement: decor8blog.com.