Fruit, Flower or Fur?

Fruit, Flower or Fur?

Adrienne Breaux
May 4, 2011

Spring always inspires us to update our home in big ways, but it also spurs us to add little touches of design and accessory here and there — especially if we know guests are coming. We're curious…what's your go-to punch of color and life for your home: fruit, flowers or a little fur (like on a pet)?

We were looking at a list of five things that should always be in the home, and one of the items listed was a touch of life, like as in a plant or a pet. We couldn't agree more. When we've got a dinner party coming up and we survey our home and feel like there's a little something missing, adding a touch of nature and life always does the trick. With no pets…we usually lean on flowers, but we know those who love to bring out a colorful bowl of apples, oranges or something exotic to tie in a color scheme and make a room seem more edible!

Top Row:
1) Fruit & Flowers: Amy & David Butler's Creative Textile Lab of a Home
2) Fruit: Dante's Charming Spanish Flat
3) Flowers & Plant: Brendan & Marjory's Minimal Space with a View
4) Flowers & Fur: Nana's Warm and Modern Family Home
5) Fur: Amy & Keith's Candy-Coated Dollhouse

Bottom Row:
6) Flowers: Danielle & Derek's Somerville Sanctuary
7) Fruit: Jo-Anne & Howard's London Home & Bonsai Garden
8) Fruit: Emily's Infusion of Personality
9) Fruit/Vegetable & Flowers: Anna and AJ's Modern T-Loft
10) Something else entirely! Sara & Jason's Terrific Toy-Tastic Home

What's your life accessory style? Do you always gravitate toward a lovely and full bouquet of flowers? Do you like a nice, traditional bowl of fruit — or maybe a more modern tray of interesting vegetables? Do you just make sure your cat is always curled up in her favorite Mid-Century Modern chair? Or — do you do something else totally unexpected and cool that you're willing to share with the rest of us? Let us know!

Images — 1: David Butler; 2 & 9: Bethany Nauert; 3: Sarah Rainwater; 4: Adrienne Breaux; 5: Abby Cook; 6: Kyle Freeman; 7: Heather Blaha; 8: Emily from North Carolina and 10: Sara Harvey

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