If you consider yourself a maximalist naturalist, you probably already have a healthy collection of natural relics from wanders past.
You may even have a nature cabinet incorporated into your home already. Nature cabinets are a great way to display found goods and create centralized conversation starters in your home. Nature cabinets or cabinets of curiosities date back as early as the late 1500s and were popularized by explorers and noblemen.
Our Field Guides are hand-illustrated letterpress prints directly inspired by old dusty studies brimming with artifacts. These prints are perfect for your nature cabinet, harkening back to the days of illustrated journals and pictorial reference books.
When it comes to styling these detailed spaces, Hannah has this to say, “Layering is the key. Maximize the foreground and hang a framed print on the face of the bookshelf. This can bring depth and texture to your keepsakes. Small lamps and found objects can help balance your shelves. Rotating books in various stacks from vertical to horizontal gives your space more visual texture and room to add. It also provides an opportunity to place some of your favorite finds on top of the books.”
We love how full these spaces are with sentimental items. Adding a Field Guide print amongst your organic decor can be a great way to add context and continue the visual storytelling of your home
In this case, we’ve taken Hannah’s advice and nestled a print in the foreground of a busy built in shelf to create depth and really bring attention to the print.
Another way to use natural relics in a maximalist way is to create a trendy textured frame. Use your collection of textural elements from natural areas (dried grass, shells, rocks, wood etc.) and attach them thoughtfully to a frame like this braided rattan frame or a kitsch shell frame. Dried wood elements can also become structural points of interest amongst your other keepsakes, like these petrified wood bookends.