Second Nature

As far as we’re concerned, spring can’t get here fast enough. Yes, we know, it’s been a mild winter. Still, we’re dreaming of forsythias and tulips, crocuses and hyacinths. Fortunately, the days of budding trees and blooming flowers are just around the corner.

In the meantime, here’s an assortment of nature-themed interior décor items—alongside the real things—that remind us that warm weather is almost here.

  • Make a wish on this stylized dandelion light, in sophisticated black and gold.

    Photo Left: By TripWire (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons / Photo Right: Dandelion suspension lamp courtesy of Creative Mary.

  • The calla lilies are in bloom again….If not outside yet, then in this fantastic powder room.

    Photo Left: Alan Vernon [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons / Photo Right: Flower pedestal sink courtesy of Hastings Tile & Bath

  • Coconut palm fronds come to life on this “wild” wallpaper.

    Photo Left: Forest & Kim Starr [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons / Photo Right: “Wild Thing Wildly Mint” from Flavor Paper

  • This gorgeous cocktail table does a pretty good impression of a honeycomb. (But it’s not sticky or “sting”y!)

    Photo Left: Christopher Severn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons / Photo Right: “Pollen” table from Roche Bobois

  • Surprise! It looks like the inside of an old tree trunk, but it’s concrete!

    Photo Left: Beentree, via Wikimedia Commons / Right: JM Lifestyles “Castaway” vanity

  • Snuggle into these stone-like pillows.

    Photo Left: Laurynas M. from Vilnius, Lithuania (Batumi beach Uploaded by geagea) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons / Photo Right: Courtesy of Rockpillows

  • This dresser offers a masterful replica of a stormy sky.

    Photo Left: Ian Kirk from Broadstone, Dorset, UK (Stormy skies over Holes Bay.) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons / Photo Right: “Levi” chest, Safavieh

  • Here’s a shell-shaped seat that’s got your back.

    Photo Left: Andrew Butko [GFDL 1.3 ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons / Right: Christopher Guy “Venus” chair

  • You can have the drama and spectacle of a “water” feature right in your own home!

    Photo Right: (WT-shared) CONOCER at wts wikivoyage (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons / Right: Cascade chandelier from Swarovski Lighting

  • You’re the star surrounded by rays of light when you look in this mirror.

    Photo Left: Henryk Kowalewski ( [CC BY-SA 2.5 ( by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons / Right: Joss & Main Sarah Sunburst mirror