I called my florist yesterday to find out how much it would cost to order a few cherry blossom branches to make an arrangement. She told me that one branch, which comes 6 feet tall, will cost me around $20.00 for each branch. Crazy. Then she gave me a great idea: To buy the silk cherry branches from Michael’s and mix in a few long lasting greenery branches to make it look even more authentic. She sold me a few tree ferns and some other pretty greenery for only $2.00. Michael’s silk flowers were on sale for 40% off. I used five branches: You can use all kinds of flowers and be really creative! Do you think you will give this a try?Share on Facebook
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Looking to freshen up your rooms this Spring? Still trending BIG this year is the color coral:
Coral is a beautiful color to refresh and lighten up any room. A color combination I am in love with now is coral, navy blue and mineral blue:
I also am loving coral and turquoise together:
Unlike last Spring, coral colored accessories now are easy to find and at great prices. New towels for the bath:
Pillows for the sofa and bed:
Or a throw for the living room or bedroom:
Wouldn’t that blanket above look beautiful folded at the end of your bed?
The picture above shows how well coral works with many other colors. Including browns:
(Winter Day by Behr, Simply White by Benjamin Moore, Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore, Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore).
White & Coral!:
And of course all shades of blue:
Look how nice coral goes with green and blue:
Wouldn’t these chairs be fun and exciting in your kitchen or dining room:
Ballard Design even carries coral fabric at pretty good prices:
Or how about a beautiful, new rug for your entry or living room:
What do you think of the color coral? Do you agree that it is a great color to help bring Spring indoors this year? We certainly are deserving of a happy, bright color to bring in the warmth!Share on Facebook
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Everyone seemed to enjoy my post Visual Decorating Tips so I thought I would share a few more visual guides I have come across. Isn’t visual learning so much easier to understand than reading a wordy explanation?
When trying to explain a rug idea to a client, this living room drawing below explains the point perfectly:
Also, I wanted to say goodbye for a couple weeks while I am traveling to Costa Rica! Can’t believe it is finally here. It will be the longest time I have been away from computer, phones, television, etc. I am so excited for the warm weather and the adventures. Animals and creatures everywhere! I will post pictures when I return! Thanks everyone KellyShare on Facebook
Remember when I showed you how to make this popular pumpkin centerpiece here?: The secret was using a vase inside of the pumpkin. For these Valentine centerpieces, the trick is using a vase inside a vase:
Very simple and beautiful!
Here are a couple more ideas for easy Valentine’s Day arrangements:
I love using tulips because they are in peak season at Valentine’s Day. If you were to purchase four or five 10-stem bunches of tulips and have them all wrapped together, it would make a huge impact for a fraction of the price of roses.
Do you treat yourself with flowers around Valentine’s Day? I am so desperate for flowers in the house, I am going tomorrow to buy a armful of tulips!Share on Facebook