Forming Serene Living Spaces With Natural Wood & Indoor Plants
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Natural wood and indoor plants instil a sense of serenity into modern living spaces. This Mother Nature inspired meld helps us to separate from the plastic contemporary world a little, and to rekindle our connection with the Earth. Even if only in small doses, green and wood tone infusions add a softness to modern decor schemes, as well as interesting texture, and an invigorating reminder of the life that thrives outside of man-made walls. Join us as we tour three inspiring modern home interiors that beautifully incorporate plants and timber into stylish lounges, dining rooms, kitchens, and possibly the most beautiful laundry room in the world!
Designer: NG Design Visualizer: Ivane Gavasheli
Located in Tbilisi, the ancient capital city of Georgia, this modern apartment interior is coloured with blue, yellow, wood tone, and living green accents. A textured living room rug lays down a cosy base beneath a rectangle coffee table with storage.
The living room stands open to the home entryway to allow daylight to filter through.
Slatted wood panels on the TV wall draw the eye vertically to meet a large modern chandelier. Mature indoor plants perfectly complement the rich timber statement wall.
Wide wood flooring planks are set diagonally across the living room and hallway to increase the sense of space.
The L-shaped sofa arrangement subtly splits the living room dining room combo. A wall of bookshelves makes a lively backdrop for the eating area.
A rattan unit proudly displays a record player, a collection of vinyl, and a John Lennon poster print in this music lover’s home.
The striking lighting feature that stretches the full length of the dining room table is the Palma pendant light, designed by Antoni Arola for Vibia.
More books and indoor plants line the walkway into a glass wall kitchen design. Ribbons of LEDs underline the floating bookshelves and wood slatted wall panels. A stone hearth attractively trims the base of the feature wall.
Soothing duck egg cabinets are combined with warm wood tone counterparts. A central kitchen island includes a breakfast bar around two of its edges. Huge windows bring in peaceful treetop views.
Black and white floor tiles add edgy contrast and pattern to the modern kitchen decor scheme.
Curio cabinets flank a kitchen TV wall, which is clad in duck egg painted slatted wall panels.
Ceiling mounted shelves hold glassware and tea sets above the kitchen island and breakfast bar.
Louvre doors enclose a generously sized entryway closet.
Visualizer: Dương Phan
Our second natural wood and plant inhabited interior space is accented with calming beige & rich cognac elements.
Unique ceiling fans cool the open plan living space, where the sofa looks directly onto the dining area and kitchen.
A chunky wooden racetrack coffee table serves as a visual divide between the lounge and the eating area.
A round area rug further defines the sitting room with a subtle beige weave.
Modern dining room pendant lights are paired to illuminate the full length of the table.
The dining table attaches to the edge of a short kitchen peninsula to create a streamlined solution.
Monochrome floor tiles add bold black and white pattern under the kitchen diner area, which cheerfully differentiates it from the rest of the grey concrete living room
A wood slatted wall section calls attention to a built-in bench seat in the home entryway, where wall hooks hold bags off the floor and keep coats tidy.
A small, romantic courtyard area is furnished with a set of bamboo & french rattan chairs. This Nordic meets traditional Moroccan design is the Nomad lounge chair, by NORR11.
Visualizer: Dương Phan
Our final modern home design contains possibly one of the most beautiful laundry rooms in the world… But don’t skip ahead just yet, because the living room holds its own set of inspirational features, like this deliciously curvy sofa and a stylish light-permeable room divider that sections off the staircase.
A large area rug carries a circular motif that complements the sofa’s rounded silhouette.
Bespoke shelving units flank the fresh white TV wall with rich wood grain.
A stunning courtyard peacefully parts the TV lounge from the kitchen diner.
The edges of the picturesque courtyard are raised as a patio, making a platform for a restful reading nook on one side, and for kitchen bar stools on the other.
A beautiful tree climbs through the double height void.
Gloss white wall cabinets keep the kitchen layout feeling open and spacious at head-height, whilst base cabinets add visual weight in dark wood grain.
The kitchen arrangement cosily embraces the dining spot at its centre.
Enticingly illuminated wine storage units complete the final wall of the kitchen layout.
With the courtyard tree towering nearby, the indoor dining area has an al fresco appeal.
A simple white linear suspension light cleanly draws above the length of the dining table.
Upstairs, black metal shutters form a checkerboard pattern across the courtyard skylight.
Black metal balustrades curve around the landing area and down the light-filled stairwell.
An airy upstairs lounge is decorated in a relaxed beige palette. A natural jute round rug pools beneath a round black coffee table.
A small, potted tree extends the greenery of the courtyard.
Black steel frames sharply edge a glass wall bedroom and a door that leads to an upstairs courtyard.
The upstairs “courtyard” is actually a stunning laundry room, complete with a stacked washing machine and tumble dryer combo, laundry baskets, and well organised utility storage.
A swing seat sways above a grassy lawn and stepping stones, looking upon a pretty vertical garden. The tranquil sounds of a water feature drown out the drone of the washing machine. With a fabulous space like this, we’d never complain about doing the laundry ever again!
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