Bugging Out

The garden creeps into the home as designers cultivate the natural world

BEETLES, DRAGONFLIES and even a stray butterfly or two are creeping into the home-décor market, shooing away the graphic, geometric prints that have for so long dominated the scene. Mother Nature now alights on everything from John Derian découpage platters to branch-shaped candle holders by Michael Aram. Even Van Cleef & Arpels is escaping to the garden with a dazzling dragonfly clip. —By Betsy Kroll

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