Definitely a chapter member of the eco arts. (or shall I say a member of a local branch...ahahaaI have been decorating with twigs and branches ever since I could make a mud pie. At CW, we penned the phrase "Mother Nature is the original decorator." We also subscribe to what you call the new Victorian ruralist. (I had'nt heard that term before). For a great aligned read; check out Wabi Sabi for Designers (author Koren). All the best to you and do pay us a visit if you make it to Columbus Ohio! Best,Suzi West - proprietor Collier WestPs. Just returned from the Paris Home Decor tradeshow and can advise that "natural influences" was the leading trend. It had involved in that market to indoor "gardening" (sort of terrariums but more advanced) to bring naturally emitted oxygen into the home.