Bring the outside in: Biophilic Design
Summer is here and if you are like us, you're trying to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Summer is one of the best times of year to experience the natural beauty of New England.
"End of Summer" Artwork
Try as we might though, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors (1
)! We can help make up for this important missed connection with nature by bringing the outside in whenever possible.
We see a strong trend in “Biophilic Design”, a term first made popular by Edward O. Wilson, an American biologist and naturalist (2
). The word “Biophilia” comes from the urge for humans to connect with other organisms and the natural world around us. It is said that Biophilic home design improves both physiological and psychological health. Connecting with the natural world has a calming effect and the power to rejuvenate your mood and spirit. This can be done through color, texture, even art and lighting.
Day Dream Kidney Pillow
Live in Print.
Fabric prints based on nature such as florals, leaf patterns or even animal prints can evoke the feeling of connection.
Materials like cotton, wools, and leather all are elements of nature’s best elements - breathable, tactile and long lasting. We use these on furniture, rugs and even mattresses.
100% Cotton Slipcover, Fairbanks Sofa
Found in materials such as woven abaca leaf in our Catalina
Collection, and the rich wood stains on the Addison
Collection.The smooth surfaces of marble and stone convey the perfection of nature’s imperfection in our Cameron
Cameron Coffee Table
Art in Nature. Nature in Art.
Art that reflects a moody seascape or pastoral view in rich color can be a way to connect with nature.
"Last Glimpse" Artwork
Into the Wild.
Our wild friends can add a bit of whimsy to our space, and help us feel connected to the natural world.
"Classic Whale" Artwork
Biophilic design reminds us that we are tethered to our organic world. By adding these elements to your home keeps that connection strong, all while rejuvenating our spirit!