10 Tree-Hugging Interiors That Work Around Nature
Bursting up through the floor, planted in an indoor patio or potted in any room you choose, trees bring an elegance that's organic
Houzz Contributor. The principal of Hannotte Interiors in Toronto (http://www.hannotteinteriors.com), with an MA in Museum Studies which informs my philosophy of design, and the ideas of place, home, and the narratives we create with objects we love. I side with craft and concept, and work to cultivate personality and honesty in my work.
As I look out my studio window, I'm blessed with a landscape of nearly bare trees dotted with gold and red leaves, just hanging on for a final gust to ceremoniously end another season. I love a tree nude as much as I love one all dressed in green, and if I had the opportunity to, I'd gladly live with one right in the middle of my home. While many prepare to bring in a tree for the holiday season, check out this inspiring roundup of interiors that come ready made.
While the approach is practical, the effect of encasing these trees in glass elevates them to museumworthy objects and makes them seem like treasured sculptures.
This carefully considered interior is a reflection of the equally considered exterior: The greens and browns, natural surfaces and sweeping lines all speak to the structure of the tree.
This whimsical tree house retreat literally embraces its foundation by including the trunks in the interior structures. The texture of bark is impossible to replicate yet is intrinsically recognized by almost all of us.
I love this look. Not completely au naturel, and juxtaposed with the smooth surfaces of the kitchen, this white trunk still looks completely at home.
Of course, if you can't build around one, you can bring some in. Giant potted trees add drama and organic form. They can make even the smallest space feel larger: That's Mother Nature's secret!
This staircase integrates a tree form into its architecture.
This barren branch takes a more figurative approach when adorning this rustic stairwell.
Bold cherry blossoms are the life of the party in this eclectic space that seems to sit in the middle of a forest, proving you can never have enough trees.
This indoor patio marries two elegant forms: a canopy of leaves and an ornate crystal chandelier.
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Ideabook published on Nov. 29, 2012.
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