• Design by Nature

Design by Nature


The first design book that translates elements of nature—flora, water, and wood—into elements of decor for beautiful, lived-in, bohemian interiors, from acclaimed designer and tastemaker Erica Tanov

Inspired by nature’s colors, textures, and patterns, design icon Erica Tanov uses her passion for textiles to create beautiful, timeless interiors that connect us to the natural world. Design by Nature incorporates simple motifs from nature into the home, with new and imaginative decorating ideas for an organic and bohemian style that mixes and layers rugs, pillows, throws, and drapery, and incorporates unique patterns and fabrics such as shibori, ikat, and jamdani. Practical design and decorating tips enable you to incorporate patterns and motifs from both ordinary and unexpected landscape elements, as well as develop a keener eye for the beauty that surrounds you every day. With nature as inspiration, along with stunning photos from renowned photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo, Design by Nature offers an enduring and intuitive approach to design that transcends fleeting trends.

232 pages, 8 1/4 x 10 1/4
Full-color photographs

About the author:

Erica Tanov launched her eponymous label in 1990 after earning a BFA in fashion design from Parsons School of Design. Her collections of clothing and lifestyle goods, sold at her two boutiques in California and her online shop, epitomize relaxed luxury. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Elle Decoration UK, Undecorate (Clarkson Potter), The New Bohemians (Abrams), and the forthcoming White Rooms (Penguin Lantern). Actresses including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, and Vera Farming have donned Tanov’s enduring pieces. She is currently developing new furniture, wallpaper, and textile collaborations and also has plans to open a Jackson Square boutique in San Francisco and reopen her New York store in Brooklyn.