Welcome to a new episode of Bring Nature In. Twice a week for the next thirty days a will write about new décor solutions inspired by nature.
You would think growing an apricot tree is a very hard task, not at all, it’s the easiest thing in the world. Apricot trees resist moderate period of drought. The well-established trees only need to be watered in extreme conditions.
A few years ago for the entire season of the apricots, I ate organic apricots bought at a regular market, threw the pits in the same spot in my garden, water it regularly with the rest of plants and forgot it. Next spring the first apricot tree was born, then I tried it again and two more trees were born. Today, I don’t need to buy apricots at the store, they are abundant in my backyard, I eat them off the trees and make marmalade out of them. Pruning is necessary at the end of the apricot season to get an abundant production in the next year, especially must eliminate the damaged branches and those growing close together.
(Apricots grown in my garden from pits)
Apricots have antioxidant properties, thus considered a fountain of youth. If you have a tree, eat them fresh as they mature, and dry the rest to eat through the winter. The beta-carotene in the apricots prevents the degeneration of retina cells and the iron in them is suitable for treatment of anemia. The potassium in fresh and dried apricots prevents fluid retention in the body, helping people control their weight and hypertension. In between meals, fresh apricots suppress hunger and provide carbohydrates in the form of a good source of sugar.
Apricot blooms smell sweet, the small flowers are very delicate, transparent, almost paper like, the color is generally white-pinkish, with an occasional burst of dark pink and yellow pistil shoots. This is a perfect color palette for a bedroom.
Let’s start with a dark wood or brown leather headboard to ground and disintegrate all the electromagnetism in the bedroom: TV, alarm clock, computer, iPhone and more and more, we like to bring all that stuff into bedroom. For warmth add a lush, rich color hardwood floor that will also absorb all the electricity around you.
Paint apricot orange the wall behind the bed headboard. That rich apricot color will soften the leather or wood headboard and will positively energized you when you get up in the morning. Paint the rest of the room in Off White. To add a touch of elegance, try pure silk sheets on the bed and will never return to anything else, promised. Mix a few lush apricot throw pillows mixed with red or dark pink pillows.
With a leather headboard and silk sheets, this representation looks very much a contemporary décor, thus I envision a white leather or white upholstered bench at the feet of the bed and a modern, sculpted white dresser. The left corner of a room is the wealth corner, Feng Shui theory says so. This is where you should finish the décor with hanging baubles holding cacti or air plant, or a plant that doesn’t require much care and water.
How you want to bloom every day is up to you, just remember that a touch of a bold color will change your day’s energy. Ciao,
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As a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces with an overall feeling of peace, relaxation and harmony that will draw them home eagerly. I am always looking to add that special touch with original findings to the spaces I design. Featured on Vogue Italia magazine, Gentry and many prominent magazines in California, appeared on RAI-National Italian T.V., my stories continues. Find copies of my three books on