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Archive for the ‘Decorative Materials’ Category

sourcing natural thatch

Sourcing natural thatch in Indonesia delivers a delightful surprise

What I love most about my job is that I get to travel the world, sourcing natural thatch and other materials, from some of the most talented Artisans around the globe. It’s always an adventure as I am never sure what exactly I will find! No two pieces that are carved or weaved are ever the […]

bamboo materials

Strong and Sustainable – What You Need to Know About Bamboo Materials

Ancient yet versatile – Bamboo materials are still useful First used in China over 5,000 years ago, there are hundreds of innovative uses of bamboo materials.  For millennia, humans used bamboo as a construction material and for practical products like bows, arrows, paper, and bedding. Writing tablets, building materials, and books have been produced from bamboo […]

products made from bamboo

Products Made From Bamboo – Solid Bamboo Poles | Bamboo Slats | Bamboo Paneling

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world.  It’s no wonder people have been using products made from bamboo as a building material for hundreds of years. And as the use of bamboo continues to increase in popularity, we’ve seen this beautiful, eco-friendly material used for furniture, flooring, fences, and even entire structures. […]

Natural Opulence: Natural Beauty Meets Sophisticated Design

A beautiful couple The design trend we’ve been watching (coined as “Natural Opulence”) is slowly creeping up in homes, businesses, and resorts all across the globe. Natural Opulence is perfect for those who have an eye for sophistication and an equally pervasive desire to capture the inherent beauty found in the natural environment. The trend […]

sustainable construction materials

Incorporating Sustainable Construction Materials In Contemporary Design

Nothing’s more natural than contemporary design When you hear the words “thatch,” “natural materials,” and “bamboo,” among many of the other sustainable building materials, it’s very tempting to refine your thoughts to the islands — palm trees, cool drinks, and crisp, blue water. While our natural thatch and bamboo products are often associated with these […]

rustic wedding

DIY Ideas for a Rustic Wedding

Create a Romantic and Rustic Wedding I can hear the bells! June and July are the months for weddings and rustic decor is a huge trend right now. If it’s only a few weeks until the big day, if you just got engaged, or if you’re still fantasizing about your partner popping the question, check […]

Natural Seagrass Mats

Product Spotlight: Natural Seagrass Mats

What are Natural Seagrass Mats Looking for a quick and simple way to add some summer into your home or office? Natural seagrass mats are so easy to install and instantly adds a warm, rustic vibe to any room or outdoor area. What exactly is this material? It’s all natural and sustainable, harvested from the […]

Decorative Bamboo Boards

Getting Innovative With Decorative Bamboo Boards

Project Spotlight: Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa If you’ve ever been to Aruba, you will remember the sunny beaches and beautiful scenery. Among the vivid natural sights is the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa. A few years ago, amaZulu had the opportunity to work with Manchebo and bring their visions to life! As a top […]

natural bamboo fencing

Decorative Screens: An Alternative to Chain Link Fencing

Installing a brand new fence can be an arduous task and potentially expensive. Yet, if you live in a suburban area, it’s often necessary.  Larger houses keep getting closer and closer together. Using decorative screens over your fence is a great way to give your home some privacy. But it doesn’t have to be an […]

Using Rustic Materials in Modern Design: Business Edition

Using Rustic Materials in Modern Design: Business Edition Any employee will tell you that the more innovative the workspace, the more creative they feel at their jobs. Sure, it’s normal to have office buildings with plain white walls, average cubicles, and generic motivational posters, but how much more productive do you think your employees might […]