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Green and Serene: Small Ways to Create a Nature-Inspired Refuge Indoors, via Bloomist

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Green and Serene: Small Ways to Create a Nature-Inspired Refuge Indoors, via Bloomist

July 20, 2020

It’s the simplest styling trick in the book, but we’re constantly amazed by the way that one little plant—or a clutch of flowers—can add cheerfulness to a whole room. Lately, each of us on the Remodelista editorial team has been re-realizing the importance of this as we spend extra time at home this summer. A sprig of wildflowers on the nightstand or a spray of dried flowers on a kitchen table goes a long way.

Which is why many of us head over to Bloomist, the self-described “greenery fans, nature lovers, and designers who think life is much better with nature,” for a visual dose of serenity and inspiration for how to add nature into our indoor spaces. Bloomist believes in making the home a calm, healthy, happy refuge by bringing in glimpses of nature—whether that’s actual plants and stems, natural materials and textures, or calming daily rituals (something we could all use more of these days). They have some of the most beautiful dried flowers we’ve seen, plus their EcoFaux collection of artful dried botanicals, made of recycled and upcycled fibers—but also eco-friendly, meaningful wares made from natural materials by a diverse community of artisans and designers the world over. (Take a look at Bloomist’s Journals for just a few of their stories.)

Does a calm indoor sanctuary sound good right about now? Take a look at a few ways to add nature into your space, courtesy of Bloomist.

Photography by Troy House.

Materials like clay, wood, and linen add nature-inspired texture to a living room. Shown here: two Swedish-made, Oeko-Tex-certified Linen Pillows in Black ($8 each); a Shallow White Stoneware Tray by ceramicist Tracie Hervy ($88); and a hand-thrown Bird Vase ($38) holding a few delicate green stems.
Above: Materials like clay, wood, and linen add nature-inspired texture to a living room. Shown here: two Swedish-made, Oeko-Tex-certified Linen Pillows in Black ($108 each); a Shallow White Stoneware Tray by ceramicist Tracie Hervy ($88); and a hand-thrown Bird Vase ($38) holding a few delicate green stems.
Bloomist offers an array of handmade, organically shaped vases that are every bit as thoughtful as blooms and stems they hold. From left to right: the Off-White Novah Pitcher ($45, pictured with Dried Spray Millet, $); Tracie Hervy’s White Stoneware Tall Cylinder Vase ($loading=
Above: Bloomist offers an array of handmade, organically shaped vases that are every bit as thoughtful as blooms and stems they hold. From left to right: the Off-White Novah Pitcher ($45, pictured with Dried Spray Millet, $24); Tracie Hervy’s White Stoneware Tall Cylinder Vase ($110); a Beach Stone Vase ($50), each handcrafted in Maine of stones found on riverbanks and shores; another Bird Vase; and Hervy’s Bottle Vase ($160).
The kitchen can become a mini greenhouse, filled with botanicals of all kinds. On the counter are stems from Bloomist’s dried and EcoFaux collections, including airy Dried Pepper Grass ($) and dark EcoFaux Chocolate Cosmos ($ per stem).
Above: The kitchen can become a mini greenhouse, filled with botanicals of all kinds. On the counter are stems from Bloomist’s dried and EcoFaux collections, including airy Dried Pepper Grass ($24) and dark EcoFaux Chocolate Cosmos ($18 per stem).
A collection of vases adds height and subtle greenery. We like the petite Little Gem Vases ($), made in Portland, OR, on the windowsill. To the left of the sink is the Studio Planter in Whitewash (from $), designed by Bloomist and made from local terracotta clay by Honduran artisans.
Above: A collection of vases adds height and subtle greenery. We like the petite Little Gem Vases ($28), made in Portland, OR, on the windowsill. To the left of the sink is the Studio Planter in Whitewash (from $20), designed by Bloomist and made from local terracotta clay by Honduran artisans.
A mix of organic materials—and an open window—make for an inspiring home workspace.
Above: A mix of organic materials—and an open window—make for an inspiring home workspace.
Bloomist also carries a variety of flower frogs for wild, ikebana-inspired arrangements, like this Round Stone Frog ($). Each is hand-picked from a stream in Honduras.
Above: Bloomist also carries a variety of flower frogs for wild, ikebana-inspired arrangements, like this Round Stone Frog ($10). Each is hand-picked from a stream in Honduras.
A simple vignette on a sideboard: a string of Tunisian Clay Beads ($98); a Stoneware Candlestick Holder ($68), made in Illinois; and a single beeswax candle. (We like the Beeswax Column Candles, $33 a pair, hand-poured in the Catskills.)
Above: A simple vignette on a sideboard: a string of Tunisian Clay Beads ($98); a Stoneware Candlestick Holder ($68), made in Illinois; and a single beeswax candle. (We like the Beeswax Column Candles, $33 a pair, hand-poured in the Catskills.)
Bloomist believes in creating serene spaces through meaningful objects—and also through daily rituals. A few objects to inspire calming daily practices: a Stoneware Incense Holder ($58) and White Marble Tray ($45) paired with hand-rolled Palo Santo Incense Sticks ($) and a Sweetgrass and Selenite Smudge Stick ($).
Above: Bloomist believes in creating serene spaces through meaningful objects—and also through daily rituals. A few objects to inspire calming daily practices: a Stoneware Incense Holder ($58) and White Marble Tray ($45) paired with hand-rolled Palo Santo Incense Sticks ($28) and a Sweetgrass and Selenite Smudge Stick ($28).

N.B.: Bloomist is offering Remodelista readers an exclusive 15 percent off now through July 31st; use code REMODELISTA15.

For more thoughtful, nature-inspired finds, head to Bloomist.

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