As our lives continue to urbanize and pick up pace, our connection to nature – natural light, organic materials, greenery - has been greatly reduced. It is a well researched fact that adding elements of natural world to interiors can help to reduce stress, improve well being and enhance creativity, focus and clarity of thought. Our design team has often looked to the natural world for inspiration for the interiors that we create. With interior trends constantly changing and evolving, we continue to seek out highest quality natural materials and organic forms to create timeless and lasting spaces. Below is a list of our favorite ways of incorporating biophillic design elements into home interiors.
1. Bring warmth and character to your kitchen with butcher block counters
Richness of white oak coupled with dove-tail joint detailing make for a beautiful butcher block counter in our new Scandinavian display kitchen
2. Choose organic shapes in faucets
Gessi, Italian manufacturer of premium quality faucets, features an innovative design inspired by fluid and natural shapes of water. Gessi - Available at Astro.
3. Experiment with marble
This fun geometric tile shows a new creative way to reinvent timeless beauty of natural marble in our new kitchen installation at the Astro Design Centre showroom. Available at Astro.
4. Flood the space with natural light
Light-filled classic Downsview kitchen by Astro Design Centre. (Designer Julia Enriquez)
5. Soak the stress away in a stone vessel tub
Fluidity of form and richness of natural materials come together in this artisanally crafted Papillon tub by Stone Forest. Available at Astro
6. Make a statement with graphic wallpaper
There is no lack of options in the world of wallpaper today. This gorgeous print is a simple way of adding interest and character to a space. (Image from Houzz)
7. Go bold with nature-inspired light fixtures
Cutting edge design of Hampton pendant features intricately crafted layers of leaves that cast beautiful soft shadows from within. Visual Comfort Lighting, featuring the Aerin collection available at Astro.
8. Frame beautiful views
Gracefully arched window is well suited to frame the beauty of the natural world outside in this harmonious ensuite bathroom by Astro Design Centre. (Designer Dean Large)
9. Bring in rough luxury with wood beam ceilings
Artfully selected finishes in these two traditional kitchens by Dean Large of Astro Design Centre are complimented with natural character of rustic wood flooring and wood beams above.
10. Splurge on fresh flowers
A simple flower arrangement is a small luxury that will infuse life and beauty into any interior. (Astro Design Centre, Dean Large).
Freshly cut tulips add a pop of color to an elegant palette of natural materials in this contemporary kitchen by Astro Design Centre (Designer Julia Enriquez)
Find more inspiration in our latest Design eBook, filled with storyboards of our designer projects.
Meet our new designer!
Marina Medina, Interior Designer NCIDQ | Astro Design Centre
"My passion for design and my natural curiosity have led me to attend numerous design shows and to travel constantly, always seeking novel sources of inspiration and staying current in the industry."
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