Western Living - - HOMES -

“Bio­philia,” the no­tion that hu­mans have an in­stinc­tive con­nec­tion to na­ture—and a de­sire to bring it in­doors into do­mes­tic spa­ces— con­tin­ues to hold strong in the de­sign sphere. Dur­ing Mi­lan De­sign Week, Moooi wall­pa­per paid homage to the beauty and tex­tures of ex­tinct an­i­mals, fea­tur­ing mo­tifs from dodo plumage to dwarf-rhino skin. At NYCxDe­sign week, the (on­go­ing) trop­i­cal mod­ernism trend was seen in vi­brant pal­ettes and breezy rat­tan, much like the glossy black and nat­u­ral- cane pan­els of the Suri desk de­signed by Ceci Thomp­son for CB2. Its ex­otic vibe and boho chic seems to an­swer na­ture’s call—and a re­turn to retro. Fladis sea­grass bas­kets ($15), Se­lec­tion of trop­i­cal plants from West Van Florist Home and Gar­den, west­van­ Blue mesh side ta­ble with mar­ble top by Ket­tal ($1,910), in­forminte­ri­ In­dus­triell pen­dant lamp ($30), Black and rat­tan Suri cane desk ($1,599), Halves side ta­ble by Mu­uto ($500), vanspe­

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