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Nature-Inspired Home Décor

Author: Linda J. Barkman
Issue: April, 2013, Page 25
Photo by David B. Moore

The garden is a wonderful place for items that are not only useful but also add personality and color. Such is the case with this high-fired stoneware container from Arizona potter Mike Cone’s Ridge series. Inspired by the ribbed form and rounded shape of a barrel cactus, the hand-crafted pot offers an artistic accent whether displayed poolside or atop a table. Other examples of Cone’s creations can be found at

flower powerDressed in Schumacher’s iconic dragon-print fabric and detailed with nailhead trim, this colorful wing chair from CR Laine is one of the furniture manufacturer’s latest upholstery introductions. The statement-maker is available through Abode Fine Living in Scottsdale, (480) 659-3646.

perfect perchWhether used as a spare seat, an accent table or a base for a potted plant, this ceramic Lattice Table/Garden Stool from Emissary Home & Garden brings a sense of delight with its saturated color, tapered shape and open-work design. Available through bungalow in Scottsdale, (480) 948-5409.
gem dandyDoor fronts inlaid with glistening mother-of-pearl in an interlocking flower design define the Giverny Two-Door Cabinet. The camphor burl wood piece measures 36 1/2"H by 50"W by 20"D, and is available through DS the Studio in Scottsdale, (480) 348-1776.

earthy appealMaster artisans shape and fire each Chanterelle vase to give the ceramic material its unique texture and patina. Inspired by the delicate shape of the woodland mushroom, the earthy vessel measures 141/4" in diameter by 103/4"H and can be ordered in White or Moss colorways at
for the birdsAn iron branch-like framework encircles a scalloped stone bowl in this whimsical piece from Villa Toscano. With its multiple places to perch, it offers an inviting respite for feathered friends, whether filled with water or birdseed. Available at Coco Milano’s in Mesa, (480) 641-2626.

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