While visiting family last week we were enlisted to help complete a lengthy living room makeover. First step: softening up a lonely landing strip. The dark table, toy baskets and mirror needed a strong pop of color and a vertical element to help bring it all together. We don't frequent Pottery Barn stores but were delighted to discover their lovely and diverse selection of fake florals. These flowering branches and pale rocks were just the thing to bring height, dimension, color and texture to the landing strip — establishing a complete zone without adding any dense, visual weight. The yellow lacquer tray completes the space by breaking up the darker pieces and providing defined space for mail, keys and clutter...We're not really great at arranging flowers but the trick is to keep it simple and put all the pieces together in store before purchasing to make sure you like the look. This arrangement of flowering branches, rocks and glass vase came together in about 10 minutes and cost under $40. Have you used fake flowers or branches in your own space?
A few months ago we wrote about helping said family member redecorate this entire room around a dark leather sofa. We're happy to report that the space is near completion and we'll be sharing a full before and after soon. Stay tuned!