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8 Decor Ideas for an Organic Living Room

8 Decor Ideas for an Organic Living Room

There is something about the mantel that begs for findings from the natural world, including pocketfuls of dried flowers, smooth rocks, or artfully shaped branches collected on walks and hikes. Here are 8 hearths decorated with foraged pieces.

Above: Styling and photography by Nicole Franzen via SF Girl by Bay.

Above: A collection of stones at photographer Brian Ferry’s home in Brooklyn shot for Sight Unseen.

Above: At the home of graphic designer Jennifer Morla and architect Nilus de Matran, a cast concrete fireplace is surrounded by gourds, a gold leaf wooden arrow, and pine cones. See more of the house at At Home with an SF Design Duo.

Above: Ceramicist Paula Grief goes natural on the mantel; see the rest of the space at The Handmade Kitchen: Paula Grief in Brooklyn.

Above: Turtle shells from different species sits on the fireplace mantel at Eric Goode’s home in Ojai; see more at Eric Goode and the Turtle Conservancy Southern California.

Above: A series of flattened, oval stones on the mantel by stylist Tanya Goodwin of Home from the Sea; see more in Remodelista‘s post Beachstones as Decor.

Above: Grapes and drying leaves on a mantel by florists Alethea Harampolish and Jill Rizzo via Studio Choo Blooms in San Francisco.

Above: A tangle of feathers and wood scraps makes up a handmade wreath over the fireplace at Falsled Kro in Denmark.

For more ideas around the hearth, see 5 Quick Fixes: Solutions for the Unused Fireplace

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5:20AM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

Ideas to allow oneself comfort

6:45AM PDT on Oct 17, 2014

I find it quite fascinating how rubbish can be turned into artistic creations. . .

3:31AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

nice, thanks

8:58PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

...and where do they get the turtle shells?

8:56PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

I love the rustic look using organic items,but these arrangements leave something to be desired

5:02PM PDT on Sep 15, 2013

Nice :)

10:19PM PDT on Sep 14, 2013


12:16PM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Different, thanks. Always nice to see other ideas.

7:09AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Interesting ideas, thanks for sharing.

12:27AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013


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