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Beautiful things Biophilic Design 14/12/2017

Decorate for a Natural Swedish Christmas

Large wreath for a Swedish Christmas: Magical oversized candle Christmas wreath

A Swedish Christmas savours natural smells, soft materials, mood lighting and lots of greenery. Here’s a selection of ways to bring nature into your home this Christmas, the Swedish way! (And a couple of Danish ones too for good measure). I love the rise in botanical influences year on year, and no less so than in the pre-Christmas build up. From new interpretations of the…

Beautiful things 07/12/2017

Natural furniture, lighting and homeware online now!

homeware online that is biophilic design centred. Homewares, home decor, soft furnishings, furniture, lighting and lifestyle accessories now available on

Biophilic design online shop now open! You can now buy biophilic design accessories, furniture, lighting and homeware online in the brand new Chalk & Moss web shop! Just like the blog, the shop has an exclusive focus on products that fit biophilic interiors and lifestyles. These products connect us to nature to enhance our wellbeing. Many studies have revealed how interacting with nature and natural…

Beautiful things Biophilic Design 27/09/2017

London Design Festival Trends: 21 Botanical Designs

London Design Festival was green this year! London Design Fair placed a large number of plants around the show to help guide visitors and make them happy.

London Design Festival is now a wrap. Without a doubt, biophilic design and botanical influences were high on the agenda among event organisers, exhibitors and speakers. Looking around London Design Fair, Decorex, Design Junction, Top Drawer and 100% Design, plants and natural materials were everywhere; both symbolic and real. It seems the UK is starting to understand the importance of biophilic design principles (if not…

Interiors & Architecture 07/07/2017

Green Kitchen – A Unique Stockholm Apartment

Green kitchen with plants for a biophilic environment. photographed by Henrik Nero

This green kitchen really caught my eye! I have a natural tendency to incorporate lots of white and light in my spaces, which bounces off the plants and accessories. However, the carefully selected accessories in shades that complement the green walls and kitchen cabinets in this Stockholm apartment, create a space that’s industrial yet warmly welcoming. Plenty of light enters both the kitchen and living…

Beautiful things 28/06/2017

House & Garden Fair 2017 Roundup: Gardens, Plants, Accessories and more!

Tillandsia Cacticola airplant by Monti by Monti

The House & Garden fair, known as the House & Garden Festival, has just taken place at London Olympia. There were three sections to the festival; HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and the garden dedicated GROW sector. Many of the unusual succulents and air plants on show were particularly striking. I also found some stunning plant vessels, such as those from Monti by Monti (so much so that…

Beautiful things 16/06/2017

House & Garden Festival: Dedicated Garden Sector

House & Garden Festival incorporates GROW, a sector dedicated to garden inspiration with plants, furniture, accessories, ideas and more.

House & Garden Festival is happening next week at London’s Olympia, 21-24th June. The festival this year includes GROW; the contemporary garden exhibition. I’m particularly looking forward to exploring the installations, free workshops, green home and garden ideas, and of course plant related products. Three House & Garden Festival sectors The fair covers home, garden, lifestyle, gifts and food & drink. Three events will take place: GROW…

Beautiful things 24/05/2017

Make a terrarium with these easy steps!

Make a terrarium - so simple and inexpensive! This aesthetically pleasing terrarium is made with a fern and fittonia. I chose to limit to greens for timeless appeal.

It’s surprisingly easy to make a beautiful terrarium. Closed terrariums, whilst not giving you the air quality benefits of non-jarred indoor plants, are easy, fun, beautiful to look at, and are really easy to care for as they need little or no watering due to the closed eco system. This week I made my very own closed terrarium, and I’d love to share with you…

Biophilic Design 15/05/2017

Natural interiors for wellbeing: Biophilic Design reconnects us with nature

Natural interiors using biophilic principles: nature connected colours, materials, smells and sounds all contribute to wellbeing.

Natural interiors using Biophilic Design aim to reconnect us with nature. These spaces use natural elements in our homes, offices, schools, hospitals and more, to restore health and wellbeing. Think of a time or place where you felt – or would feel – completely relaxed. A place where you’re free of the burdens and stresses of everyday life. Chances are you were in a natural environment. Research…

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