At Home with Nature.

Eco-awareness is hot. A guide to furnishings that pay stylish homage to the environment

Smarin Design

Designed by Stephanie Marin, Living Stones look like rocks but are cozy cushions that can be arranged for comfort and style

From medieval tapestry weavers to the artisans of the 20th century Arts and Crafts movement, interior designers have often tried to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. But rarely has there been such a varied array of options to choose from as now. From the realistic re-creations of shells, branches, antlers and fossils in objects to the fanciful riffs on woodland motifs that reimagine seat cushions as boulders and coffee tables as tree trunks, designers are taking the "going green" ethos to a whole new aesthetic level. And consumers are happily going along.

"The look and feel of natural...

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