Organic textures and nature-inspired palettes—so soothing! so easy-breezy!—have been popular home decor elements for several years now. And they’ll remain popular for the foreseeable future. Now, though, more luxurious, refined, and glamorous materials are being introduced into the Naturalist mix.
Luxuriousness isn’t new to organic ease: Think cashmere and alpaca throws, mother-of-pearl inlays, marble tables and decor, hide rugs. But this season we’re seeing more glimmer and shimmer, with gold in particular making its presence felt. (Don’t forget that gold is a natural element!) Gold and brass manage to be both warm and cool, making them ideal complements to the neutral hues of rattan, wood, and jute.
Speaking of hues, palettes are becoming a bit richer too. Wood furniture frames, particularly those accompanying rattan caning, are taking on darker stains, nodding to Art Deco and Belle Époque glamour. Black is back as an accent, in ceramic decor and patterned pillows. Amber, rust, and sage are bringing gravitas and opulence to upholstery and linens.
Let’s face it: We could all do with a dash of luxury and opulence right now. The past few years have been challenging, to say the least. So let’s reward ourselves by elevating our homes, and our spirits, with touches of luxe. Whether it’s a lavishly figured burl wood table or a tray clad in gold leaf, a plush hand-knotted wool rug or Egyptian cotton sheets in an unexpected darker color, it’s time to relish organic elegance at its most sumptuous.