the clean canvas is the same: white or very light walls + clean floors that can be wood or concrete. i love concrete floors with no baseboards. creamy fabrics soften all the hard edges, so a fluffy white duvet and gauzy curtains look just right. a straw basket or two for laundry or toys provide the perfect juxtaposition against the hard and the unstructured elements. plants keep simple natural from veering toward austere, so sprinkle in liberally...or just add a single large plant or leaf. green is just the jolt of color needed to inject some life into these spaces.
simple, relaxed furnishings of varying shades of wood and white fill in these spaces. caramel leather would be lovely, and worn wicker would be welcome as well. aren't those green couches divine? simple natural all the way.
simple natural style is easy to achieve. use white, cream or pale latte as the wall color and pare back to the basics to get that clean canvas, let go of all the unnecessary. use a few natural materials to focus the now minimal space. hang linen towels in the kitchen and leave the wood + straw broom in the corner. bring a basket out of the closet to corral the shopping kit on top of the fridge or knitting by the couch. add a plant or two. hang a straw hat over the bed and keep the bedding clean and white. hang a plant in the window and relax in your peaceful, minimal, simple natural surroundings. ahhh...
favorite simple natural inspiration:
reading my tea leaves
pure style (+ her books stand the test of time- look for them at the library)