Life’s a birch…

There are plenty of examples of designers bringing the outside in via inspiration for wallcoverings and fabrics, pillows and furniture, and even potted plants and masses of cut flowers.   I don’t think there’s one as versatile as the paperbark birch though. Something about this tree just strikes a cord inside…

The ideas here are all design ‘cousins’ and yet another reason why exterior and interior designers should work together…

It starts here…where what’s usually dark (bark) isn’t.

Paperbark Birch Forest

was the inspiration for this…

Birch tree wallpaper

or it could go 3D…

Birch table I'd totally make myself...

or this silly pillow found on Etsy…

A cartoony log pillow

A more literal translation…

A wall of birches

I guess my point is that there are many, many points of inspiration that interior designers take from outside and I wish that door would swing more freely both ways!

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Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
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3 Responses to Life’s a birch…

  1. Makes me want to cross-country ski! And finish with a stout drink, then a hearty meal of elk and whatever else works. Nice scenes for a plant I do not associate with much.

  2. Love the birch table and the wall. It’s such a pretty bark. We hollowed a birch log out last summer to use as a planter and it made me smile whenever I watered it.

  3. I love the use of birch in interior design. Have you seen the Pinterest pin using birch kindling in a clear glass vase as a holiday centerpiece? So simple, yet striking, especially on darker wood furniture!

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