Can you improve on nature? Man or rather in my case – woman, will alter and change their space/interiors until they get it ‘right’. I will strive until I get the right paint colour on the wall, the correct fabric on the chair, the precise layout of the furniture. In my environment (my interior) I change things because I believe there could be a better alternative, a better design. Change is good, right? But year after year Mother Nature gets it bang on. Every year in late spring my favourite tree, the Cornus Kousa, a variety of flowering Dogwood, flowers to a beauty beyond words, true perfection. No improvement or change necessary here. This year the two Cornus Kousa’s in my backyard were prolific and created an outstanding display. The Cornus Kousa, with its creamy white petal-like flowers and softly rippled green leaves, requires little or no maintenance to maintain its natural form and beauty. Naturally beautiful. We don’t often think about it, but we do take our inspiration for design from Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright was well-known for using Nature, “Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.” So next time you fall short on ideas or inspiration, take a look outside and see what Mother Nature has designed.