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Organic Materials & Textures

Mix industrial and natural elements to create balance in a contemporary space.

Designer Deb Nelson chose natural materials such as grasscloth, linen, rattan and burlap to mellow out the modern, lacquered furniture and give the room a warm, earthy vibe. When splurging on materials — such as the green grasscloth wallpaper — use toned-down neutrals that will allow you to change up the accessories and update your look for years to come.

To see more of this home office makeover, see our Photo Gallery: Deb Nelson's Office Makeover Tips.

  • Photographer: Felix Wedgwood
  • Source: House & Home March 2011 issue
  • Products: Grasscloth wallpaper, Blue Mountain; burlap, Designer Fabrics.

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