Photograph by S. John Davey

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

When it comes to redecorating your space, take a clue from Mother Nature: use nature-inspired materials, organic shapes and neutral tones with the goal of creating spaces that foster peace and serenity.

When redecorating to create an Urban Zen-like feeling, think of the following:

  • Warm
  • Welcome
  • Modern
  • Harmonious
  • Clean Lines

Also, an important element of Urban Zen is to use natural materials that have been recycled as well. This has been a design trend for some time now, but recyclable has never been as important as it is today.


Indeed, every top Interior Designer doesn’t just think “green” or even about “sustainability,” but about creating and living a certain lifestyle that embodies Mother Nature!

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