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In­ject­ing or­ganic touches into one’s home en­tails a healthy bal­ance be­tween aban­don and re­straint. You want a cer­tain el­e­ment of wild­ness that doesn’t feel too cu­rated, but you wouldn’t want to end up with a con­fus­ing de­sign ei­ther. In­te­rior de­signer Gino Eraña gives us three tips on how to in­ject or­ganic touches, tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from his very own space. 1. Use fresh fo­liage. “The col­ors and forms of fresh greens coun­ter­act rigid and cold spa­ces,” he ex­plains. “I sug­gest stem cut­tings of plants with dra­matic or­ganic shapes (such as those of the Philo­den­dron or Alo­ca­sia species) placed in a sim­ple vase.” In­cor­po­rate col­ors

found in na­ture. “Lush greens, earthy browns, and flo­rals are a sta­ple, but you can also in­ject more in­ter­est­ing or­ganic col­ors such as those of un­re­fined min­er­als.” Avoid col­ors that look syn­thetic. Use hand­crafted nat­u­ral fibers.“Layer nat­u­ral tex­tures and fibers over mod­ern in­te­rior el­e­ments to give just the right amount of that or­ganic feel―per­haps a hand­wo­ven sea­grass rug paired with a mod­ern con­tem­po­rary sofa and cof­fee ta­ble.”

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