Nature Inspired

Natured inspired interior design
August 2, 2020

It is proven that bringing the outdoors in is calming, comforting and inspiring for people- an innate contribution to a space. As humans, we are intrinsically drawn to nature, so if you are forced to be indoors, you might as well bring nature in, which means daylight, wood and greenery!

For commercial spaces, being nature inspired allows you to design creatively, with free forms that can help you brand your space.

Nature in Design

  • Use colors that tie into the view outside your window. If you do not have a view, create a nature inspired palette by channeling your favorite terrain, fauna or flora through a color palette.
  • Incorporate wood, water or textures that resemble the materials and textures outdoors.
  • Add art and greenery that enhance your nature-themed space.
  • Look for lighting, fabric patterns and motifs that reflect and resemble ones that you will find outdoors.
  • Don’t think literal- many nature forms are abstract and still offer the grounding, relaxing and stimulating sense of nature.
  • Add organic touches and textures- throw blankets, woven baskets and knobby pillows.

Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore offer inspiration boards that include an inspirational image of a coastal view, flower or nature scene with a corresponding color palette. This will help give me an idea of what you want the space to FEEL like, because color is what creates ambiance, affects your mood and makes you feel a certain way. Use descriptive words to explain how you want the space to feel and that will leave big color clues.

We have a perfect example of a nature inspired design. Check out Thrive Family Dental in our portfolio>>


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Written by Danielle Saintard Valiente

Danielle Saintard Valiente is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and community advocate in the Cape Fear region. As owner of Port City Design Group, Danielle is living her passion by collaborating with her clients and subcontractors in order to execute one-of-a-kind, life changing designs, while making lifelong relationships. Having lived in Wilmington since 2010, Danielle plans to contribute to the area's growth and continue to make an impact through design.

About Port City Design Group

Port City Design Group is an interior design firm that creates experiences through the turnkey presentation of luxury residential and commercial interiors. PCDG brings communication and organization to the jobsite, while taking the stress off of the client, with an efficient and enjoyable process. With a facility over 4000 square feet, PCDG operates with an office and warehouse all in house, with the ability to take all projects from start to finish, with a BIG REVEAL at the end!