Two Nature Lovers Bring the Outside In

Two Nature Lovers Bring the Outside In

Anna Spaller
Feb 21, 2017

Name: Laleh and Matt Lewis
Location: Medford, Massachusetts
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: Rented, 2.5 years

Matt and Laleh's home is full of collected items, inspiration from nature, and positive mantras to remember daily. With backgrounds in early childhood education and environmental science, the two are active members in their community. Spending her weekdays teaching young children, it's no wonder Laleh's source of inspiration are "feelings of comfort, positivity, and wonder". It's easy to see how their love of travel and the outdoors has influenced their home space, as well.

Their mantra of "Less is More" guides them to stay away from overwhelming their apartment with too many material possessions, and lets them focus on surrounding themselves with pieces that truly make them feel comfortable and at home. Powerful positive words and art live throughout the apartment. Ample greenery, herbs, shells, and other elements of nature provide simple decorations and bring nature inside to this environmentally conscious New England couple.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Eclectic and cozy

Inspiration: Feelings of comfort, positivity and wonder!

Favorite Element: Pieces of nature (rocks, mushrooms, beach wood) randomly placed throughout the apartment.

Biggest Challenge: Staying tidy

What Friends Say: "Yum, it smells so good in here!"

Biggest Embarrassment: : The "office," currently functioning as a clothing hamper.

Proudest DIY: The placement of the 3D gallery wall in the living room.

Biggest Indulgence: A great mattress!

Best Advice: Less is more.

Dream Sources: Markets and thrift shops from around the world.



All of our living room items are hand-me-downs. The coffee table was found at a thrift store, the chairs and armoire were inherited (Danish made).

Table — IKEA Discontinued

Calvin bedroom set — Room and Board (queen size bed, 2 nightstands, and dresser)

Glass Storage Jars — Target
Bamboo Drawer Organizers — The Container Store

Thanks Laleh, Matt and Chloe!

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