How to Bring the Outdoors In, According to Atlanta’s Top Interior Designers

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When it comes to making the most of nature at home, Milton’s Stevie Interiors takes a literal approach.

“Obviously, I focus on literally bring the outdoors in, but it’s also about layers, textures and an earthy color palette,” Meghan Basinger, CEO and lead designer, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Swap the grays for beige. Bring in texture with rugs, baskets and antiques.

“Anywhere you have a door or a window, it’s just another place to enjoy bringing the outdoors into your home,” added The Design Atelier. “A good pivot door opens the space to the outside more substantially, as do accordion doors, garage doors and sliding doors.”

As the economy continues to struggle amid the pandemic and war in Ukraine, many homeowners are looking to tighten their budgets. Fortunately, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to spruce up your home.

“Fresh flowers always brighten up any room,” said Amy Morris Interiors. “A tree in a beautiful pot can fill an otherwise empty and neglected corner.”

“Instead of completely redesigning their home based on the trend, people can find accents, like solid green pillows and throws, that speak to bringing the outdoors inside and make an impact without redesigning their entire home. space,” added The Design Atelier. “A plant or a branch here and there also works wonders!”

If you want to go all-natural and give your wallet a break, Basinger said it’s a good idea to go for food.

“Take a look at your garden – what can you cut and throw in a vase on your kitchen counter?” she added. “You don’t have to spend a fortune on store-bought flowers, you often have something beautiful in your own front yard.”

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If you’re ready to open your wallet, The Design Atelier knows how to get you that “wow” factor with house guests.

“When people think of bringing the outdoors in, many turn to the idea of ​​floral prints and patterns,” the company said. “I like to think about the materials used and how the interior will complement and enhance the exterior view with a neutral palette or an unexpected architectural element. For example, I like wooden beams or accents that look natural rather than polished and pristine. The floor to ceiling windows are also my favorite. This creates a feeling of fluidity between inside and outside.

Amy Morris Interiors suggested keeping it simple for a sophisticated look.

“I like to keep it simple and sophisticated even when it comes to bringing flowers and plants indoors,” the company said. “They bring a certain pop and a nice aesthetic without being overwhelming or overly dramatic.”

Basinger, however, said it wasn’t a bad idea to go big either.

“We love playing with scale – we’re talking oversized branches, Manzanita are our team favorites – they’re scene stealers in a beautiful vintage water jug,” she said.

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