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Living in the city as I do, the only way I get to indulge in my love of plants is with a little flower arranging. Granted, with two mischievous kitties in my household I'm not going to be transforming my place into a greenhouse anytime soon, but it's nice to add a touch of greenery here and there. When it comes to florals and indoor gardening, I like to let the blossoms and foliage do the talking and keep the containers slim and streamlined. Two styles in particular speak to me: airy and industrial.
With airy pieces I look for glass vases in shapes that feel light as a balloon, like they might float away at any moment. And I let pieces in that vein inspire their surroundings, from light fixtures to other elements like decor knickknacks--for example I adore that glass box!
When it comes to an industrial vibe, mixed materials like worn woods, aged metals, and poured concretes do the trick. They act as a natural backdrop to grasses, succulents, and any other plants I choose. Finally, I keep 'airy' pieces out of the kitties' reach, and industrial elements closer to the ground in case feline playtime gets especially rowdy. No need to tempt fate with my flower arranging!
Shopping Guide: 1. Bell Jar Terrarium 2. Grey Glass Vase 3. Hand-Blown Glass Vase 4. Glass Pendant Lamp 5. Clear Glass Box 6. Square Cactus Garden Arrangement 7. Succulent and Cactus Arrangement 8. Reclaimed Wood Chair 9. Industrial Pendant Light 10. Factory Cart Coffee Table
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Anne Sage is a design and lifestyle editor based in San Francisco. Her daily interiors and fashion blog The City Sage was named a must-read by Martha Stewart Living, and she was featured in the New York Times for her co-founding of the online shelter publication Rue Magazine. She also works as a stylist and art director for brands such as Target and Anthropologie.
In her spare time, Anne is most likely to be found color coding the books on her vintage Paul McCobb shelving unit.
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Love that reclaimed chair, it's gorgeous! And the cloche is pretty cute too :)
Wow! I love that airy idea. That’s really cool. You’re really creative.
Flowers and plants are great additions in homes because what will give a more relaxing and refreshing ambience if not nature itself. These are great insights about flower arranging. Thank you for sharing this post. Fre sure, several individuals will draw lots of ideas from this. Please keep on posting.