Interior Designer Offers Tips On Using Natural Materials To Intrigue The Senses

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Interior Designer Amy Snyder of Sun Pine Homes, a custom home builder and developer in Prescott, Arizona has a new design article, Natural materials in the home intrigue the five senses, on her company’s website, http://www.graniteparkaz.com. Combining solid design principles with advice on how to increase your contact with nature, Amy teaches you to reach each of the five senses with home design.

Interior Designer Amy Snyder of Sun Pine Homes, a custom home builder and developer in Prescott, Arizona has a new design article, Natural materials in the home intrigue the five senses, on her company’s website, http://www.graniteparkaz.com.

Combining solid design principles with advice on how to increase your contact with nature, Amy teaches you to reach each of the five senses with home design.

Tips include:

Sound: Water features provide the sound of a chortling brook and can fill a yard or be small enough to have on your desktop.

Touch: Leather, wicker and rusted metal furnishings are both tactilely and visually intriguing, as are wood and slate flooring.

Smell: Spray essential oils like vanilla and lavender and consider using natural cleaners infused with the natural oils of citrus and tea tree.

Sight: When you’re out walking, collect old bird nests and put mineral “eggs” in them like malachite, lapis and moonstone. Depending on the season, consider arrangements of dried grass, fall leaves or wild flowers. Pine cones and interesting rocks work all year long.

Taste: Don’t forget to design with your taste buds in mind. A decorative container of kitchen herbs can supply rosemary, lavender, thyme and other flavors to complement your cooking.

“So many people who are living in the cities don’t have easy access to nature,” said Snyder. “You don’t always have to go out on a hike; you can bring some of that indoors.”

For more information, contact Amy Snyder on her website http://www.graniteparkaz.com.

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