Bringing Nature Inside
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the Winter 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Nate also notes how Kimberly kept her design choices consistent. "Everywhere you look, there are natural materials. And she chose soothing colors on the first floor—that's very typical in resorts. The whole place feels grounded and organic, even down to the accessories." In the living room, for example, a palm-wood sculpture hangs over the mantelpiece, an Asian steamer basket serves as a cocktail table, and a majestic palm invokes the tropical forests of its native Madagascar.
Mirrors are one of the best ways to open a tight space. This wall-facing desk feels less claustrophobic because it's tucked under an oversize looking glass.
Neutral is not another word for boring. Kimberly varied this room's earthy palette with several tones and textures—from the glossy chocolate-brown lamp and woven caramel basket to the sueded tan chair. The few hits of bright color—the green palm leaves and fuchsia orchid—are straight from nature.
Kimberly found the suede chair for her loft-office at Pottery Barn.