Recently, we at the Greenhouse had the opportunity of staging the homes of HGTV's Unsellable Houses. We want to take you behind the scenes on one of our favorite houses to stage: the Earthy Contemporary split-level! We love Earthy Contemporary style for its stunning, yet comfortable, blend of sleek, contemporary lines and functional furnishings, with rich, earthy, browns, stone greys, and vibrant greens. Maybe its our love of our Pacific Northwest home, or the dramatic difference in the before and after, but this one was extra special!
If you love the clean feel of contemporary design, but also crave the warmth of natural components, Earthy Contemporary might be just your style. It’s part minimalist, part overgrown forest, all fresh, and very now. To incorporate this style into your home, stick to a few of these key elements.
Natural Materials + Textures
Exposed brickwork and wood wall feature creates a cozy, earthy frame for a minimally adorned fireplace. We used the Aston Re-Invented Recliner (10% off through June 1st!) with its walnut frame and neutral grey leather, plants, books, and soft wool blend blankets to create a room laced with the ultimate hygge, . Wood grains, red brick, and soft wool are all natural elements that add warmth to an otherwise clean and contemporary home. Elements that add this kind of warmth are necessary to keep a room from feeling sterile, cold, and empty.
Natural, Not Neutral Palette
You'll find all the usual neutral-hued suspects in Earthy Contemporary as you would in any other contemporary styled homes, but with the gorgeous addition of deep earth tones, and all the variety of greenery that exists in the forest. My favorite way to add a pop of green or two (or three, or four...) to my home is with house plants and other botanicals. Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry; faux work just as well, and are significantly less mess.
Clean lines and muted colors are always in style. Strong, directional furnishings and décor are the foundation of Earthy Contemporary design. Without the underlying structure that they bring, Earthy Contemporary would just be, well, earthy. Minimal clutter keep things looking clean, and most importantly, functional.
Seeing these natural, textural, and contemporary elements within the comforts of your own home is pretty hard to rival, and that’s what makes this style so enviable. If you love this style as much as we do, you can shop the entire collection today!