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INTERIOR DECORATING

Adding Drama to Your Ten Minute Flower Arrangement

by Aggi Stevenson

 

This is the same flower arrangement I put together literally in about ten minutes. This arrangement is beautiful on a table except when we are having dinner. It is much too bold and large. Yesterday we discussed the correct size flower arrangement to use for a center piece during dinner. Remember, if we can’t easily see every guest at our table, we would be better off with no centerpiece than one that is too large.

When this arrangement is not on the dinner table, I place it on a buffet in front of a mirror in the breakfast nook of my kitchen. It gives the illusion of having flowers on the table when in actuality the arrangement is nearby. By placing the arrangement on a buffet, it is now at eye level. The beautiful vase is more prominent. The added bonus is the mirror reflecting the foliage making the arrangement seem even more grand than it already is. Wallah…instant drama!

The arrangement will appear to be a different or new arrangement just by setting it in a different place and/or at a different level. We can get a lot of mileage from this arrangement because it lasts much longer than cut flowers. Mirrors positioned to reflect light from a door or window help add drama to the flower arrangement also.

Now go have fun. Make your mirrors do double duty!

 

Just when you think there is nothing more you can possibly do with the ten minute arrangement you have assembled…there is more!

Tomorrow I will show you how to take that same ten minute arrangement and create cheap and beautiful artwork for your home.

Coming soon: Using what you already have for a centerpiece. Do the unexpected. Say you have a collection of little brown jugs…great! I will show you how to make a centerpiece from that collection.

Coming soon: Think outside the box when it comes to home furnishings. I will show you how we made a buffet for our dining area from a bar.

Coming soon: “I can’t entertain because all I have is mis-matched dishes.” Oh that is wonderful! I will show you how to make a mis-matched table shine!

Coming soon: “I can’t entertain because I can’t afford table cloths and napkins.” No problem! I will show you how to make those with things you already have!

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