by Gillian Morris
At Statton Design Group, we are always on the lookout for trends in commercial interior design that will help us tailor our services and furniture selections to the changing tastes of our Dallas Fort Worth area clients. Every Tuesday we will feature a trend that has caught our attention and discuss how this trend is affecting our approach to commercial interior design with our local DFW clients and whether or not it's here to stay.
One of the trends we are loving right now at Statton Design Group is what we are calling "The Great Outdoors." Our Dallas-area clients are increasingly looking to incorporate elements of the natural world into their commercial interior design projects, as are many other businesses across the country.
Although recently popularized, this trend is by no means a new idea. For as long as people have worked indoors, they have longed to transpose the beauty of the natural world into their chaotic and sterile office environments. As Thoreau wrote over 150 years ago, "There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature." He may have been on to something--scientific evidence has long touted the physical, emotional, and psychological health benefits of plants, sunlight, and other natural elements in our environment.
"There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature."
Bringing The Great Outdoors into your workplace can include a variety of design elements in addition to plant life, such as fire and water features, or natural stone. The key is finding the design element that fits best with your company aesthetic and works within the unique constraints of your space.
What aspect of nature are you looking forward to incorporating in your commercial design project? Leave us a comment and let us know what outdoorsy elements are on your mind!
For advice on bringing the great outdoors into your commercial interior design project, contact us at Statton Design Group for a free design consultation. If you're in the Southlake, TX or Dallas Fort Worth area, we would love to set up a time to meet in person. Give us a call or send us an email to start finding your design solution!