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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Flowers & Botanicals - organic color in any decor

I have not actively posted in a while. I am fortunate to have been extremely busy with some wonderful client projects while supporting my eldest daughter through a challenging high school schedule, college applications and into college. She is now a freshman.

At this time of year more than any other, particularly from the month of March, I look forward to the abundance of gorgeous flowers and plants available locally. This is an easy way to incorporate color as well as add an essential organic element to one's home decor. It also contributes to textural interest and certainly a sense of balance in any room.

I am particularly drawn to the roses, as is apparent in this post. These are the mini African roses which sell for less than the regular roses and these are ideal for coffee table, end table, or dining table arrangements. 

What excites me most is the vibrant hues they come in. I love combining colors. 

Although it can still be relatively cold and wintry in parts of the country during the month of March and into early April, the flowers bring the promise of spring.

Some arrangements are simpler than others. 

And they bloom so beautifully.

I absolutely love the pop of color against a neutral background.
I had this arrangement on the mantel one year in early March. We were in the midst of a severe winter. I still had silver berries from my Christmas decorations on display.

I will admit I do not always think to grab a bouquet from the grocery store when I am running errands but consciously do so more when I am entertaining.

This plant - Clivia Miniata - was purchased many years ago for this Chinoiserie planter bought in a store in Chinatown in Montreal 20 years ago. A rugged house plant, it requires little attention although I have not seen it flower in a while.

Last year, while working on a client project, I came across this freeze-dried boxwood tree at west elm. I liked its fullness. At 8" total height I thought it would be the perfect size for the end tables or coffee table in my living room.  

Lately, I have been trying to keep succulents in the house as they require next to no maintenance. This one has grown quite a bit since I bought it months ago.

Do you incorporate this element in your decor on a regular basis? I would love to hear about it. 

*Please Note - I did not receive any compensation for this post.

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