Styling a space is all about adding the details and finishing touches that literally make the design. Without those special accents, a room looks unfinished and, well, boring! In addition to books, interesting objects and accents, plants and natural elements always add a special touch. One way to add drama, height and texture is with a big vase filled with tall branches. I notice time and time again how often designers use these simple yet dramatic arrangements, which can be placed on a counter top, entry table, on the floor, on cocktail table and so on. Popular branches include manzanita branches, cherry blossoms, driftwood and curly willow (here’s a good shopping resource I found online). I love the idea of spray painting a bunch of branches a bold color like turquoise or coral (see an example of DIY painted branches in the first image). I have a lonely vase on top of our cabinet in the living room and now I know just what it needs Have you tried this?
Well, now I’m off to meet my sister and 12 year old niece in Hollywood to attend the red carpet premiere of The X Factor – my sister scored some free tickets so we’re going to make a day of it and do shopping, dinner and then attend the event. Looking forward to getting out and taking a break from being mommy all day to my sweet little 4-month old, Luke. Should be fun!
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I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge today, September 11th. I cannot believe 11 years have passed since that horrific day – I remember it like it was yesterday. I still cannot believe the tragic events that took place here on American soil. I took this picture last year while my husband and I were in NY and they were building the memorial center. My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones and to those that died saving lives. We have come a long way since that day, but there will always be a little hole in our hearts as Americans.
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