Nature is full of surprises, even when it comes to design. Grasses, tree barks and plant husks may not seem like common sources for refined fabrics, flooring and wallcoverings, but the range and quality of plant-based products is growing. Natural materials—including jute, bamboo, hemp and even banana and pineapple bark—can bring a sophisticated, organic-feel to residential projects. These materials provide a variety of rich textures and calming colors while their rapidly renewable, biodegradable nature also means they're good for the environment. Whether it's a classic grass cloth or a bamboo-based plush velvet, bringing a touch of nature indoors is both responsible and chic.