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Accessorize with Flowers

July 6, 2017

powder room

Do you feel that your home needs a little zhushing, but aren’t sure how to do it?  Maybe you think that you should be adding a little something every time the season changes?  Switching out your decorative pillows every season just not doing it for you?  Looking for inexpensive accessories that don’t look inexpensive?

We are surrounded by unmatched beauty that is free, and we don’t always notice! 

Flowers, feathers and branches can transform a room, and often they are right in your own back yard.  Even if you don’t have a  beautiful cutting garden, a single flower or interesting branch looks fabulous in a vase, or under a cloche.  I often pick up wonderful gnarled and lichen covered branches on the street during my daily walks. 

summer cloche

Failing that, you can purchase a bunch of flowers from your grocery store for under 10 dollars.  The branch of tiny flowers above was only a third of the bunch, and it cost a whopping 4 dollars.  I split it into 3 small vases, which can be grouped together or scattered throughout the house.  My tip is to purchase a single type of branchy flower, alone, or in a bunch for greater impact.  And always look in the walk-in cooler first, where some of the most unusual specimens are sold by the stem.

Likewise, a few apples or pears on a long narrow plate looks fantastic.

Forage for natural accessories, either outside or in the grocery store, and you can keep up your seasonal decorating for almost nothing.

You can always call on Elisa and me to come and do the zhushing for you!


About Adele Barrett

Adele Barrett is a consulting interior designer in Hamilton and Dundas. Over twenty years of conferences and continuing education classes keep Adele Barrett Interiors design practice both on trend and timelessly classic. She started collecting paint chips from the local lumber yard when she was 3 years old, and a seed was planted that grew into a career. Continue reading...