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Interior Designing with Nature

Updated on September 19, 2014

Bringing the Beauty of Nature Indoors


With smaller yards more the norm and with less time to relax outdoors, perhaps it's time to invite Nature inside, to refresh and renew and to be reminded of the sheer beauty and wonders of nature.

Nature can be an interior designer's dream! Create a cafe setting in a garden, a calming respite by the sea, inspire with a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Energize with the excitement of sports and the thrill of victory ~ or create a space of meditation to rejuvenate.

All photos by me ~ Bev Lemley, exceptions are noted ~

Using Nature as Art ~ is a relatively untapped source of design.

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There are many photo and art sites that display artists' finest work, and new work is a constant ~ easily affording unique and rare works of art, quite the designer's dream! You can easily find the perfect something to transform the living room, bedrooms, kitchen, even a quiet nook or laundry room, into a place filled with nature's artistry.

Surround Yourself ~ with Nature's Love!

As always, most artists will be glad to try to customize any of the available products with an image they own. Items such as greeting cards and post cards, even nature's art on stamps are available ~ talk about collecting stamps!

Imagine your home showcasing the wonders of nature's beauty. Hummingbirds, bees, flowers, and other birds ~ and many other summer's beauties ~ should be enjoyed! Taking a look at online galleries featuring artwork and stunning photography is a respite of sorts! Plus, it's free to take the visit ~ and no gas expended!

If you are looking for a gift to give or to find a little special something for a corner of your home, you'll find just the thing! Coasters make great gifts, and a mug will surely start your day with a bit of nature's art! While you're there, affordable postcards and greeting cards are a great way to send greetings and enjoy the beautiful artwork of nature! Handy ecologically friendly shopping totes will help keep nature beautiful, and there are many other choices for great gifts, even something for yourself, perhaps a canvas for your wall for that hard to decorate spot in your home, that will brighten a corner with a natural setting.


Enjoy the beauty of fall ~ any time!

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And anywhere!

You could be at Beech Mountain, North Carolina, by early afternoon...

Unique, and Rare...

...and quite affordable ~ Quite the designer's dream!

Refresh and renew with nature's beauty from all around the world ~ a treasure of sunsets, gorgeous vistas, well known landmarks, destinations, every kind of flower or landscape, in every kind of color and hue ~ imagine a vacation every day!

Canvas Treasures ~ of Nature's Artistry

Add the beauty and intricacy of nature to your family's home and experience the calming effects that only nature can bring. Canvas and even post cards are easy ways to add life to your living spaces. Some online galleries guarantee canvas to last a lifetime! Even photography can be put to canvas ~ so enjoy artistry that can be an heirloom or an investment that can even be passed down to next generations.

Often you can even upload a picture of the room you have in mind, and overlay the artwork or photography in its place to preview how it will look. This feature can really bring the beauty of the outdoors ~ imagine a panorama of the ocean or the mountains ~ to your home, to enjoy all year 'round! Check out this unique, efficient way to shop for your design ideas. Of course any of the images found in most stores can be put on canvas if the store owner is notified of your interest. In most cases, there wouldn't be an extra charge and the interest would be appreciated!

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Thousands of choices ~ for just the right touch!

It's easy to share nature's beauty, like "Pink Wink" with others by sending note cards and greeting cards, even invitations, with gorgeous mood-setting prints. Enjoy nature's artwork on cups, shopping bags, ties, even stickers, all of which can make great gifts for family and teachers and students.

Wake up every morning ~ to a beautiful sunrise over the ocean

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What a way to start the day!

You could be in Myrtle Beach in the morning ~

Thanks, Mom, for a gorgeous wake up call!

Buffalo and Barbwire ~ Frame Snowcapped Mountains...

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... and give the eye a distant vista to open up a room for those that pine for a wide open range.

You could be in New Mexico by lunch time...

Perfect in Nature ~ Mother Nature...

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...a natural artist!

You could be at home...

Surround yourself ~ with Nature's Gifts...

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... All year through!

Every Corner ~ Could be Lit Up!

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...This lightning bug could see to that!

Easily, Affordably, share Nature's Beauty...

...with cool things that take you to another place! Remember, even postcards can be used quite efficiently for decorating! Remember that printing processes and paper vary among sites, so go with a very reputable one!

Hey! - Who could resist these eyes?!

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A special touch and wonder for that science-loving kid ~

Close every day ~ with a beautiful sunset...

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Sweet dreams!

You could be in Charleston, South Carolina by supper time...

Visit Galleries ~ From all around the world...

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It surely would be more than just fun to bring a scene into your home that reminds you of a wonderful time with your family ~ or it could be your little niche that takes you to another time and place of your own. Have fun picking out gorgeous one-of-a-kind art work to decorate your home or office space to complement your designer needs and tastes. You could even afford to sneak in a few wants just because!

Take another look! Art, like no other...

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...can enhance, beautify, mystify, and impress ~ transform, transcend, take you around the world and back home again, renewed and refreshed, relaxed and recharged ~ more than art ~ a designer's dream!

You can find tens of thousands of pictures from folks all around the world ~ and all are a labor of love, dedicated to bringing nature's beauty to others. Of special note, these artists offer scenes from parts of the world we may never get to visit, but we can still enjoy in our own home. Your new artwork will surround you with the thrill, excitement, and beauty of nature's art; truly, treasures to be found.

Scenes from around the world...

...we may never get to visit, but we can enjoy in our own home ~ the thrill, excitement, and treasures.

Your new artwork will refresh and renew ~ Filling your life with the beauty of nature's art.

Designing with photographic wonders ~ What's your thoughts?

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Have you ever thought of using nature to enhance your indoor living space? Did you you realize there were so many choices in sizes, colors, and themes? Tell us your thoughts!

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Share the Beauty...

...with a personal touch!

Postcards are an affordable way to capture some unique moments of nature's beauty ~ why not send a special greeting to a friend?!

Canvas for a lifetime!

Remember to compare sites to find the best offer for state of the art ability to upload a picture of a room to preview how a particular designer artwork will look ~ a very smart way to shop online for your designing ideas. Of course any of the images found in most stores can be put on canvas if the store owner is notified of your interest. In most cases, there wouldn't be an extra charge and the interest would be appreciated!

Now don't you feel a bit renewed, taking a few moments and enjoying a bit of nature? What a nice compliment to the beauty of nature, always giving! And I'm sure there is a scene that will completely complement your decor and your lifestyle!

© 2011 Beverly Lemley

I hope you enjoyed your visit!

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @mbgphoto: Oh my ~ what wonderful support from a fellow Sony Girl! Thank you so much for your kind words! I love your photography, and your pictures with your Sony A57 are terrific, full of nature, something I love ~ and grandkids, something I'm not blessed with yet! Have fun letting them show off for you while you catch their smiles! Thank you, Mbgphoto! B : )

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      Mary Beth Granger 4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Your photography is outstanding. Love your photos of insects on flowers. I too love photographing nature and bringing it into my home. Thanks for a beautiful lens. blessed.

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @GabStar: Thank you for your nice comment on ole "Jumping Jack"! And for affirming that nature can adorn our walls and give us sanctuary and calmness (at least I hope that's what you meant!) Thanks so much for stopping by! B : )

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      GabStar 4 years ago

      we have a photo of a bee on one of our roses my hubby took in our bathroom - but I love your jumping spider picture - stunning!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thanks, Tipi! And it's so nice to have you come by! Thanks for leaving an awesome comment, too! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Such a pleasure to stop by here once again. Its a breath of fresh air.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LadyFlashman: Thank you for your generous and kind support ~ thank you ~ I really appreciate that! B : )

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      LadyFlashman 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      STUNNING photos!!! Absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful idea!

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      WinWriter 5 years ago

      Gorgeous photos. I share your love for nature, especially those beautiful butterflies.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @PastorCher: Thank you, Pastor Cher! I appreciate your kind encouragement! Thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      Pastor Cher 5 years ago from United States

      Very much so, your photographs are so lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Aleayah: Thank you ~ Wow! Thank you! B : )

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      Aleayah 5 years ago

      I got three letters here "WOW!"

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LittleLindaPinda: Thank you, Little Linda Pinda! You always say the kindest things! Thank you for your visit and for the day-brightener! Thank you for the squidlike, too! B : )

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      The photograph cards you sell on Zazzle are so beautiful too. I enjoy every visit to your lenses.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Really beautiful photos and lovely way to bring the outdoors inside with the great featured items!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful pictures and ideas, love the design items. Enjoyable lens!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Beautiful photographs! I especially admire the insect portraits.

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      April Wier 5 years ago

      I now have some great ideas for my new apartment. I'm moving cross country in August and will be starting fresh. I think I'll start shooting now.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! I am a big fan of Romanticism in literature, so I have a strong appreciation for all things nature. You are great :-)

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      sheriangell 5 years ago

      Another awesome lens and another Angel blessing for you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful photos of the outdoors and how beautiful it really is. *blessed by a squid angel*

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your photos are inspiring!

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      Awesome photographs, lenses like this grow Squidoo beauty.!

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      Earthwormick 5 years ago

      You are a great photographer!

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      the pics are really amazing.

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      The images are beautiful and very inspiring. I really enjoyed visiting your lens. Cheers!

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens!! Squid liked :)

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      I certainly enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos! I don't have much on my walls, but the few things I do have are photos, posters and paintings of the mountains where I live.

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      Very beautiful! Simply amazing!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      the pictures are simply beautiful.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for your kind words! Thank you for the visit! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      another beautiful lens, Lovely photographs

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LinaRose: Thank you for your visit and for your kind encouragement! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ZenandChic: Thank you for your visit and for your kind encouragement! B : )

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      LinaRose 5 years ago

      beautiful, great lens...nature is art, always inspiring

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      Beautiful photographs!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Close2Art LM: I'm really glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the visit! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @MelonyVaughan: Thank you for your kind visit and for the encouragement! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @cajkovska lm: Thank you, Cajkovska! I appreciate your kind encouragement and for the visit! B : )

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      Lovely photographs, what a treat for the eyes!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Nature is full of wonder and beauty and you captured both in this lens. Thanks for sharing!

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      cajkovska lm 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens... so relaxing :)

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @julieannbrady: Thank you so much for your nice comments! I appreciate the great encouragement! Thank you for your thoughts and for stopping by! B : )

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I surely do appreciate the precision in capturing the buggy creatures on flower blooms. Delicious stuff!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @artbyrodriguez: Thank you so kindly for your encouraging words! And thank you for your great lense to include ~ it was very interesting and inspiring, too! Thanks! B : )

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Gorgeous photogaphy! Very well done lens. And thank you for including my lens Thinking Of Buying Original Art. I appreciate that.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Elyn MacInnis: Thank you so much for your kind words, Elynmac ~ that means a lot! Thank you for the visit, that's pretty cool! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @flicker lm: Thank you! I appreciate the visit and the kind words ~ that's awesome! B : )

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the lovely photos!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I like bugs - they are very interesting, and your photos are really beautiful and detailed. I appreciate the close-up, and also the color that is naturally present in your photos. Thanks!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @earthybirthymum: I love your name! Thank you for your kind visit! The bee is actually a hummingbird moth ~ they are quite entertaining! Thank you for your most encouraging words! B : )

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I Love the photo of the Bee "Perfect in Nature...Mother Nature..." What beautiful photography, you are talented.

      Cheers

      Grace

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @TTMall: Thank you so much! I am honored that you would take a look ~ thank you for your kind encouragement! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @kathysart: I am so honored! Thank you for your wonderful comments, Kathy ~ that is so encouraging! Thank you! B : )

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Hi.. I came back to bless this lens. I really do appreciate your talent!! I also love the softness of nature that you present on your lenses.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      awesome photos!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @christianzzz: Thank you so much for your kind encouragement! And thank you for taking a look ~ It's nice to be able to share some of nature's beauty with others. Thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      christianzzz 5 years ago

      beautiful :)

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @bharat01: Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad you liked this lense and the picts of nature ~ how cool is that, to be able to share with others! Thank you so much! B : )

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      bharat01 5 years ago

      Wow...., Beautiful Pics of Nature......, Superb Lens........:)

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @kathysart: Thank you, Kathy, for your kind message! It is quite an honor to have you stop by and take a look ~ thank you for your great encouragement! I'm so glad you liked the lense ~ Thank you! B : )

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      I feel so blessed by your lens.. thank you!

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      Beverly Lemley 6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @meh lm: Thank you, Meh! You give me great encouragement ~ thank you so much for taking a look! B : )

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      meh lm 6 years ago

      Fantastic work! Thank you for the wonderful lens=)

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      Beverly Lemley 6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @cmadden: Thank you so much for your great encouragement! I'm so glad you enjoyed the picts ~ Nature's beauty is a gift to us all ~ thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      cmadden 6 years ago

      I found myself going back through a couple more times - I love your lens!

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      Beverly Lemley 6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @JoyfulPamela2: Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words and great encouragement ~ that means a lot! Thank you for taking a look! B : )

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wow, your photos are absolutely beautiful! =D