Brooke Stevens Interior Designer

Born and raised in Colorado, Brooke wanted to experience life on the east coast and started her higher education at University of New Hampshire, focused on Human Development and Family Studies. She went on to transfer to CSU and ultimately graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. After her university experience, Brooke discovered her true passion lies in Interior Design, and earned her master’s certificate from Heritage School of Interior Design in Denver. As a newcomer to the interior design scene, Brooke has loved learning something new every day, and gaining practical knowledge and experience.

As a world class rock climber, Brooke spends her free time focused on extreme mountaineering in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Just kidding... she’s outdoorsy in that she likes long walks on the beach with a margarita in hand. As a self-proclaimed “city girl” Brooke loves exploring the many eclectic neighborhoods and rooftop patios that Denver has to offer, but has been known to be persuaded to go white-water rafting and zip-lining through the woods as long as she can spend more time with friends and family.

Trend Watch- Au Natural- Interior Design Trends are Returning to Natural Elements

Trend Watch- Au Natural- Interior Design Trends are Returning to Natural Elements

Trend Watch: Au Natural

As we move into the final months of 2019, we like to see where we thought interior design trends and inspiration were going, and where they’ve actually gone. The biggest Interior Design trend we can note this year is a return to “Au Natural”.  From color pallet, to materials, there’s an overwhelming design consensus that people are craving a “less is more” approach.

Stay tuned below for how you can add a little bit of “Au Naturale” to your own space!

Natural Textiles

Adding in naturally occurring fabrics such as wool, cotton, linen and leather, gives your space a cozy, lived-in vibe. These materials don’t have any of the other man-made chemicals that synthetic fibers bring to your space, so you can feel healthy surrounded by beautiful materials.

Biophilia

Biophilia is the “need for nature”. It’s the belief that humankind has an innate need for nature and the greater sense of connection that nature brings to human existence. This is easily achieved through daylight, plant life and natural materials such as stone and wood. By bringing the outdoors into your space, you’ll feel a greater sense of belonging and serenity.

Feminine Tones

What’s more natural than being nude?! Introducing nude or “feminine” tones into your space evokes a calming environment. Soft pinks and dusty tones, liven and soften an outdated space.

Light Wood Floors

One of our favorite elements in this “natural” trend is light wood floors. Lighter floors keep the space feeling bright and airy. Lighter floors reflect more light, while still giving you depth and “richness” because of the natural texture.

Sustainable, Handmade Materials

Political or not, there’s push to use more materials and products that support a healthier environment. The happier our planet is, the happier we’ll be. Introducing products that are sustainable is an easy way to support a healthier planet. With the resurgence of “handmade artisans” there’s all sorts of beautiful products being made on a local level. By shopping locally, you support both your local economy, and more sustainable shopping.

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If you’re interested in more interior design inspiration and how we can help you design and refine your space, check out our portfolio here!