Biophilic Design

  • Retro Planters

    This month the blog has been all about incorporating nature into our interiors to bring the happiness we get from outdoors into our homes. And what easier way to do it than by filling our rooms with plants? Not only do these bring joy by providing a splash of living green but they also help cleanse the air we breathe. Displaying our plants is about more than just the plant itself; it is also about the container we place it in. But what do we put them in that says Gor-ge-ous without being the generic pot that comes with it?

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Interior Styling Advice, Shopping & Stuff

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  • first sense interiors

    Bringing the Outside Inside!

    Bringing the Outside Inside! There is a wrestling match between what our bodies crave and what our lives are doing. We are spending 90% of our time indoors yet research is saying that we have a general happiness and wellbeing from contact with nature. Even when I look at my own family I can see this in action. My husband blossoms when he is outdoors as if his soul is filled with joy.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Interior Design Advice, Interior Styling Advice

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  • Phoebe’s Fab Three – Nature

    This month I am celebrating all things “Nature” and how we just feel so much better by being in contact with the great outdoors. By looking at the principles of Biophilia I have been fascinated how we can bring that happy feeling to our interiors. Natural products are an amazing way to go to bring the outdoors in and I can think of no better person who exemplifies this than Tom Raffield.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Interior Design Advice

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  • Biophilic Design – What’s that about?

    Have you ever noticed how your spirits are lifted when you are outside? Maybe it’s a walk on the beach or through the woods. At home you can get extraordinary pleasure from being in your own garden. Even your humble potted plants can bring you joy! This “feeling” is what makes the building blocks of “Biophilia”, a concept Edward O. Wilson introduced in 1984 which describes the relationship between humans and nature. But it’s not just about how we relate to nature; it is about how having contact with nature makes us happier.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Inspiring Interiors, Interior Design Advice, What's That About? - collection

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  • The Palm House chair covering

    The Palm House Look & Revenge of the Rattan

    I love it when a new interiors look hits the scene, bringing a fresh vibe that we all can’t wait to get our hands on. The latest new look to catch my eye is something I refer to as the Palm House Look. It’s a more reserved version of the jungle fever trend from a few years ago, which you may remember as being full of tropical prints and hot colours

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Interior Design Advice

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