We’ve discussed biophilic interiors often. So, I wonder…
When you hear “bringing nature inside”, what comes to your mind? Is it wood? Blue or green walls? Plants, maybe?
If those were your initial thoughts, you are definitely on the right track. However, I don’t want you to think that’s all there is to bringing elements of nature inside your built environment.
Recently, I was asked how do I feel about biophilic and other sustainable interiors being considered boring. I was taken aback! I never realized that the idea of those interiors seem stale to some, but I definitely understood. Honestly, you should picture trees with green leaves and blue oceans when you think of nature. Then, when someone (like me) says they are going to bring nature inside your space, you probably think, “Great. Another pale blue room with plants.”
Well, I have great news for you. Biophilic and other sustainable interiors don’t have to be boring. As a matter of fact, using bold colors in my designs is one of my most favorite things! The picture above serves as an excellent example.
Although the space was designed around biophilia, the primary color is red. The way the color is paired with its surroundings is quite stunning, right?
Pablo Picasso once said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
This could not be more true when it comes to interior design. There are many rules. As a matter of fact, there are two dimensions of biophilia, six elements and 14 patterns of biophilic design. Since I understand the rules of biophilic design, I can insert my own unique design sense. Now, I’m able to be playful with my interiors while respecting the importance of the rules.
So, from now on, when you hear me say “bringing nature inside” or “biophilic design”, don’t worry. The space will be STUNNING!