Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Decorating- Garden Style

I'll return to Holly's week of birthday photos after a short break for a decorating theme post.

~Garden style~

Using garden elements in decorating gives a fresh springy look to a room.

Sometimes the larger and more unlikely the item the better.

Like this row of vintage watering cans on top of an old Hoosier.

The feeling in this room lends itself to a garden theme nicely because of the wall of used brick.
Lots of white still keeps the overall look from getting to heavy.

Plants and topiary are another essential for a garden feel.

In all things of nature there is something marvelous
~ Aristotle ~

This post is linked at Southern Hospitality's Spring Fluffing Party. Check it out for more spring decorating ideas!


Marvs said...

Wow! Nice photos! ^_^ Nice house! =) if you have time pls visit my blog
imaginative minds

Thank you so much!^_^

Heidi said...

I love how that photo of the whole room turned out!! And the watering cans... and the garden statue... and the... :)

Stacey said...

Hi there! Came by for the spring fluffing party...I am in love with your whole room. I just love the large watering cans and the huge clock in the back. Love the mix of old and new!! It's the kind of room we all wished we had.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Beautiful, I love the natural elements you've used. Thanks for joining my party. I'd love it if you could link back to my party post so your readers can see everyone's spring fluffing.

Mon Cheri said...

Wow, thanks you all. This room has always been a huge chalenge to decorate. The change to wood floors and adding lots of white helped a lot. I wish I had a photo from 30 years ago.I don't think I'd show it though :)

Angie said...

This is a great room! Love everything, especially the vignette in the first picture!

Anonymous said...

What a great room! I love everything about it!


jodi said...

we just looked at a home that had an old brick wall in the dining room... now to see the possibilities.

thanks for sharing--i was hoping for a tour of your home (love heidi's y'know..)


Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Love your room, especially the watering cans.


Bonita said...

Great theme and great house too!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love, love, love your room and the garden feel you have going on. Very springy!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing your decorations for spring as I always enjoy how you keep changing things in your living room. It was like a visit without having to travel so far. We really enjoy your blog. Mom and for Dad too.

Beca said...

I love your rusty watering cans. Lovely home. thanks for the tour.