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Holistic Home

By Susan Salaz

In 2022, seek out design that’s born naturally. With a renewed focus in the field on sustainability and natural materials, you can expect home interior trends to be naturally refreshing in the coming year. The professionals at the Indiana Design Center are here with holistic design ideas to bring nature-inspired elements to your environment for ultimate luxury that you can enjoy all year long. Of the many ways to add an essence of nature to your space, the addition of plants and fresh flowers might be the easiest way to start. “Bringing the outdoors in not only brings life to the indoors, but also brings health benefits to the air within your home,” says Stacy Molander, owner and lead designer at Rusted Window (rustedwindow.com) flower market and boutique. She says adding live plants can fit into any style, as containers vary from ceramic pots to woven baskets and beyond. “On a smaller scale, you can rotate in different fresh flowers for pops of color and scents throughout the year.” Biophilic design takes houseplants to the extreme by playing on our human desire to connect more closely with nature. The living walls, moss art and green panels found at Great Growin’s (greatgrowins.com) supply an innovative and energizing addition to any interior, not only cleaning our air, but adding an artistic touch. “As we increasingly spend more time inside, it is essential to our well-being that we incorporate nature into the spaces where we work, heal, play, study and live,” Stephanie Miller, owner of Great Growin’s, believes. The options are limitless, she says, adding that they work with clients and designers one-on-one to come up with a plantscape that fits their space, budget and vision.

Great GrowIN’s - Living Wall This living green wall brings nature indoors the Great GrowIN’s showroom, suite 122 at the IDC.

Large-scale windows are a great way to enjoy a natural view without leaving the house. “We are seeing a movement towards floor to ceiling glass,” says Cori Brown, CEO of the Glass House Gallery (theglasshousegallery.com), “so you feel as if the outdoor landscape is part of the home.” She notes the resurgence of skylights, along with a contemporary, oversized adaptation of the garden window: Skycove from


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