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.

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Paperbark Birch Forest

was the inspiration for this…

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Birch tree wallpaper

or it could go 3D…

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Birch table I'd totally make myself...

or this silly pillow found on Etsy…

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A cartoony log pillow

A more literal translation…

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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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About Susan aka Miss. R

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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