or even artwork that moved from wall to wall.
I’m talking about furniture, rugs and complete rooms changing.
was carefully calculating a major change for the living room
and the dining room.
I loved that chair and it was my
‘back from school, grab my snack and plop down in my chair to watch cartoons before dinner’
every.day. favorite chair.
I mean, after being at school all day- I was on a mission to get comfy when I got home.
I got my snack- check
Put the cartoons on the tv- check
Plopped into my favorite chair- but… there was no chair when I sat down.
Instead- a very large, very prickly, very not so friendly potted cactus was where my chair was supposed to be.
and set of white leather armchairs and that awesome brown poof near the coffee table one day
and a stool instead of a poof to go with the lamps from the bedroom that were now on the sideboard.
I also learned to double and triple check for the chair
before even half thinking about sitting down. 😉
and by mostly shopping the house. Decorating was her thing. We definitely have that in common- though we have very different styles. She is a raz matazz animal print and dark colors in every room decor lover and I am much more shabby and vintage loving over here.
But she taught me that a room is never really done.
That even though you love those drapes in the living room- you can move them to another room and love them even more until you get the urge to move them again and love them in another new spot.
That just because you love zebra print- and leopard and giraffe…
you can mix it together and mix in whatever you else you love with it too
and if you like it- that is perfect.
She is definitely a rule breaker when it comes to decorating- I guess that is where I get my own
rebel nature from.
Something that she has always liked to do is to create vignettes in areas
and a wall was never just a wall. Something went there.
the den was carefully laid out to show a small snippet that was a feast for the eyes as you walked by.
well, when it was the dining room 😉
and was inspired immediately.
for a vignette for something else that I had just ordered
This Fall Eucalyptus Wreath smells just like a grove of trees and is absolutely beautiful
It is covered in 3 types of eucalyptus – spiral, berried and knife blade eucalyptus all put together
to create a gorgeous wreath that not only smells amazing but is a feast for the eyes.
It also comes with a pretty bronze ribbon that is perfect for adding a little more color for the seasons.
Even better- a fresh wreath will dry in a good way over time
which means you can use this wreath all year long.
but I am already in love with their beautiful Christmas trees-
my Colorado Mountain Spruce – which is my new favorite tree.
Nothing too busy.
Nothing too chaotic with lots of knick knacks or furniture decoration
I have been paring back and leaning towards simplicity so much lately and so
I wanted quiet and beautiful decor
a vignette with just architectural salvage, a dainty chair
and that beautiful, large, fresh wreath.
* Out take*
(Loki wanted in on the photo action and climbed up on the chair while we were
playing around with vignettes
so we moved the books and the flowers for him to be able to sit for a bit- so cute! )
Balsam Hill has generously offered to giveaway one of these beautiful fresh Eucalyptus wreaths to a French Country Cottage reader so that they can enjoy it in their home too!
Also you can enter to win 2 boxwood wreaths and 2 $100 Etsy Gift cards over on the Balsam Hill Blog as well!
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