The Look: Naturally Neutral


Stone, wood, and metals: 2018 is shaping up to be the year we return to nature. As the trend of Mid-century modern continues to be a strong one in the design world, we are seeing a shift towards the incorporation of natural materials and a warmer palette. Blush, creams, and warmer grey colors are all making a comeback as the perfect partner to the natural elements. 

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Mixing natural materials into your home doesn’t have to be complicated. One way to achieve this elegant nature-inspired look is to mix metals with wood or stone. A live edge, natural-colored wood tabletop with beautiful metal legs is a great way to begin to incorporate this 2018 (and beyond) trend into your home. A marble or quartz-topped tables with wooden legs and metal details also provides a natural feel.
   Another way to bring in a natural element is through agate slices. Set to become the “it” accent piece for the home, agate is found primarily in volcanos and is comprised of cryptocrystalline silica and quartz which gives the stone its beautiful grain-like pattern and subtle sparkle. It comes in a wide range of colors and defuses the light much like natural stained glass. Used anywhere from tabletops to chandeliers, sliced agate is a sophisticated and versatile earthy element. Pair it with a polished metal for a beautiful contrast. 
   You can also achieve a natural aesthetic through the colors you choose to bring into the room. Blush with taupe undertones pairs well with the warm colors of natural woods and stone as well as the shine of polished metals. While gray is still popular it is also taking on a warmer feel making “greige” a popular color for walls and fabrics.

Lyndsey Davis Nicklas is the President and Principal Designer of L Design Studio, which she founded and incorporated in January 2015. Lyndsey has more than 15 years of experience as an Interior Designer in the construction and remodeling industry.  |  313.587.4036  |