Feeney has teamed up with Carolyn Ames Noble of the Ames Design Collective in Atlanta, Georgia to bring you these warm, soothing mood boards that perfectly illustrate the concept of biophilic design:
To read more on this trend, check out our article on MORTARR: One with Nature: Biophilic Design — Outside and In. Here are Carolyn’s thoughts on these mood boards and how the products tie into this philosophy:
Biophilia literally translates to love of the organic, and reflects the movement to bring the outdoors into our built spaces, thus honoring our own biology and echoing nature’s benefits to mind and body. Through this board, we welcome nature into hospitality spaces. Through the yellow tones, we soak up the last rays of summer, as the sun sets a little earlier each day giving way to cooler weather ahead. The nubby carpet pile and lush moss invite our tactile sensibility. Indoor plants help to purify the air and even absorb sounds. We utilized Feeney in both Resin Panel Infill and ColorEasy looks, central to the color scheme. The hint of blue threads transitions effortlessly to our next Mood.
Connection with the local environment is a core tenant of biophilic design. In few places is this aspect more directly fulfilled than on our balconies, porches, and patios. In these spaces, we have maximum access to natural light, fresh breezes, and soothing views. Through this mood board, we celebrate the presence of water pattern through waves and fluid forms for finishes ideal in an entrance for a hotel lobby. Feeney’s seagrass laser cut pattern was our inspiration for this palette, theme and patterns. The green in the carpet serves as an analogous transition between the mood board palettes.
The best of biophilic design is fractal in nature, in the sense that when you zoom in, you find the details of your space are just as in line with your design principles as the broad strokes are. Light and air breeze through the cable rail and airy drapery fabric. Feeney’s weathered wood finish supports a seamless biophilic wood look. Celebrating an analogous color story with all three mood boards displayed together, we envision additional transitions in the interior design.
Read the article on MORTARR: One with Nature: Biophilic Design — Outside and In and check out Ames Design Collective for more inspiration. Looking for design resources? Check out our Feeney Designer page!