Hey! Hope you all are doing good! I have been working on the mantel. The wisteria is so pretty so I thought I would break off just a little bit and bring it in. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it at first but I knew I needed to update the mantel for Spring. So I put the real wisteria up and brought out my faux wisteria. When did we start saying faux? Wasn’t it called silk just a few years ago? and before that it was plain old fake. So faux is the fancy way to say fake! So silly! I love a little faux/silk/fake thrown in here and there. It lasts forever if you store it right and can be beautiful. Betsy Speert, a very famous designer uses a little bit of faux flowers in her home. She is semi-retired but was a decorator for lots of famous folks including Steven Tyler! She’s written a couple of books on decorating and has her blog.
Symmetry is important but you don’t have to use the same thing on each side as long as they are similar. Not exactly matching makes a room feel more casual.
I like to elevate things. You don’t see that a lot in blogland these days but when you elevate something it makes it appear much more important. Also, always try to vary your heights. You want to have a triangle shape. Here I am using my mother-in-law’s books she gave us many years ago. I wonder if my husband was the one who did the fancy coloring there!
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