Category Archives: Decor

Faux loggn’

Permanent Design Birch log incurve protea birch branches (11)I’m a designer that enjoys having tons of materials around me to choose from.  Many times I can’t define a design until I get the first object into place.  In this case it’s a birch log from a bundle I purchased 1/2 off at Michael’s that I happen to see close to check out.  These babies were perfect specimens, a great price, so what the heck?!  Yup, sometimes  I “let go and spend a little dough”.

The flowers and greens were purchased at permanent flower supplier in LA, International Silk Inc. that has incredible deals.  They buy left overs from major manufacturers, so you get quality product at a great price.  They ship as well with a $100 minimum (easy to get there!).  I was in the area so I stopped by.  I was definitely a kid in a candy store!  The product from this supplier is what I used in this permanent design, although you can find similar items at Michaels.

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Fall Tablescape…Take Your Goods and Create

Fall is that time of year when we start getting motivated to decorate and create magic in our homes.  Summer is gone, the creative mojo is kicking in, excitement is building.  This short video shows how your everyday accessories mix right in with some holiday fresh and dried goods that you pick up at your favorite craft store,  blending with items your precious yard (or your friendly neighbor) has that is begging you to gather up.  It is exciting to take what you already have and give it a new spin.   Try different things; if they don’t look right, rework the setting till your satisfied.  Always remember the world wasn’t built in a day, so have fun creating!

Willow Gives Just The Right Touch!

These two prints are the perfect size for any area in your home,  a bit contemporary in their interpretation of nature while maintaining the love of birds we all seem to gravitate to.  With nature as the base adding willow and moss gives the prints more of a 3-D feel.  These goods were purchased at World Market, quite a find for the price I might add.

After placing the units,  grab your willow, moss, and glue gun.  This is such a simple way to give your wall pieces more dimension which will turn these little gems into visual art for you or your client to enjoy for years.  Go for it, and create with wonder!

Let’s Cluster Some Flowers!

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Clustering (grouping tight and low) flowers and greens in an arrangement gives such a lush, focused appearance with visual interest spreading through the design. This flower design has a great mixture of texture and depth, using some things from my yard: succulents, heavenly bamboo, flax, variegated pittisporum and melaleuca bark (that I gathered from trees in my area).  The beautiful flowers were all purchased at Trader Joe’s: orange calla lily, roses, sun flowers, gladiolus (I used the blooms or “florets” for the punch of color).  Here’s the lowdown on my design approach: Continue reading Let’s Cluster Some Flowers!