Simple, elegant and modern are the three main ingredients that always seem to catch my eye.
Every summer I get the bug, the decorating bug that is. After being cooped up in the house all winter long it is refreshing to see the sun shining through the window, it’s as if I see things a bit more clearly with a fresh eye. (I also see the amount of dust a bit more clearly that i’ve somehow conveniently neglected) . But anyway, fresh new accents and touches of color strewn around the house typically do it for me. Adding toss pillows in gorgeous bright summer colors to the sofa and hanging fresh new bathroom towels. This year I wanted more. A different look, so I started looking around my home for things to re arrange so that I could spiff up the house without breaking the budget, and what I found were a few miniature green plants and a couple of pieces of pottery, don’t ask me why I haven’t done this before, it seems obvious that the plant should go in the planter, but instead I often repurpose my decorative pottery to hold other things such as kitchen utensils and magazines even my paintbrushes. They all make great alternatives and give me much needed continuity when i’m trying to add a fresh look to my home.
If you look around Cedar Grove Gardens, you’ll see we do the same thing here…on the mantle we use a few decorative containers with faux calla lily’s alongside a collection of containers that are beautiful enough to stand alone with anything in them at all.
Here we have filled one of our containers with pastel fruit candles. ( Oh, by the way…love these)!
You can add fresh flowers to a waterproof decorative container or if your container isn’t waterproof maybe some tall feathers.
I hope this post has inspired you to get your decorative pots out or stop by Cedar Grove Gardens for some fresh new ideas!