Nature is my inspiration when it comes to designing or decorating interior spaces. As a practicing designer throughout the southwest region, foliage plays a major role in interiors because it offers so many benefits as well as color. I love this photo of Aspen tree’s growing near a small creek. I took this photo while on a recent hiking trip in an area called Duck Creek just outside of Cedar City, Utah. The many shades of green, offer an array of color that brings a design inspiration to our projects. Since a “balance of elements” is just one of the steps we practice in designing a tranquil living space or creating Zen interiors, this photo helps us visualize many colors in a similar pallet as well as other coordinating accents. If you study the photo closely, you’ll be stimulated by hues of fern green, moss-green, pine green, lime green, stark white, black accents, lite yellow and a pale blue sky found in the backdrop. A picture perfect scene for a design inspiration!