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Amazing Space: Welcome in the Outdoors | Allison Paladino

Mary Gibble & Danielle Trubow

Welcome in the Outdoors | Allison Paladino

Allison Paladino - Interior Design in Palm Beach  When you invite the outside into your home, you’re also inviting a tranquil state of mind. Now, more than ever, people want to bridge the divide between inside and out, says Allison Paladino of Allison Paladino Interior Design in Palm Beach. “We continue to see clients gravitating toward designs that incorporate natural materials and blur the distinction between outdoor living and indoor,” she says.

   To accomplish this, she says, pepper your decor with natural woods and fibers, floral motifs and shell accents. Also, give your outdoor space a facelift by adding indoor-quality furniture, and even art. When outdoor living spaces feel plush, they are perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

   Below, are some examples of bringing the outdoors in, as well as some words to live by when returning to nature.

 

HomeLife Interiors - photo by Robert Brantley

This sunroom by HomeLife Interiors brings the sophistication of the indoors outside. Photo by Robert Brantley

 

She sells seashells.

Shells are another easy way to incorporate the outdoors into your design. In a coastal environment like Palm Beach, they also can create a sense of place.

 

ARTERIORS Home - Kourtney mussel shell lamp Kourtney mussel shell lamp, ARTERIORS Home ($1,260, 561-366-9588).
Beachhead mirror, Currey & Co. ($790, 561-833-0880). Currey & Co. - Beachhead driftwood mirror
Lars Bolander - teak root stools Teak root stools, Lars Bolander ($750-$950, larsbolander.com).

 

Warm woods.

Natural materials like wood can go a long way in creating an outdoor-indoor aesthetic. “Use a variety of rich woods in finishes softened with glazes and highlights,” Paladino says. 

 

Provence seating from Restoration Hardware - natural materials and wood give a touch of outdoor living inside.
Provence seating collection, Restoration Hardware (prices vary, restorationhardware.com).

 

Angela Adams - Ocean hand-tufted wool rug
Ocean hand-tufted wool rug, Angela Adams ($375-$3,500, angelaadams.com).

 

Be literal.

Go ahead: Buy that driftwood table, tree-branch lamp or bamboo-printed bedspread. Small touches like these can immediately connect you to the great outdoors.

 

Bamboo wallpaper - LULU DK Palm Springs wallpaper - LULU DK wallpapers
Bamboo (left) and Palm Springs (right) wallpaper, LULU DK (price upon request, luludk.com)

 

 

K2 Designs - palm tree motif
K2 Design used a palm tree motif to mirror the garden view.

 

 

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