I love birch trees. The texture, the vulnerability, the purity…maybe how they remind me of my childhood, as in the except from the poem “Birches” by Robert Frost, above. Once, while living in Kirkland WA, I told a friend that the one thing I missed since moving from NY to Washington State was Birch trees. She told me that WA had birch trees – “just open your eyes!” And – they did have birch trees. It took my taking up jogging to finally see them.
So, in honor of birches – a blog post! You can bring the textural beauty of birches into your home easily and affordably. And, of course – expensively, if you are so inclined! I put together some great choices and sources for you to use throughout your home…throughout the year.
This more contemporary piece comes from Woodland Furniture. This company is very well-known for their attention to detail and quality. It’s a “to-the-trade” company, so you do have to go through a designer to access their line.
Artwork can bring in the textural quality of birches while adding color as well. The Russian artist, Maya Eventov, uses birches as inspiration for her paintings time and again.
So, bring nature in with the beauty of birches. Maybe you will become a “swinger of birches” too.