Friday, June 22, 2012

millésime incorporation

I am always inspired by vintage ephemera. The inspiration that flows from vintage is incorporated into my design style.

Having just said that I also jouir mixing both millésime with a touch of modern or contemporary.

picture courtesty of Pinterest
The modern pièce that I choose to accompagner  the vintage must be carefully thought out and planned with the upmost fastidious in choosing. The best description of this is the picture above. The brillant argent lampe anchors the look to perfection, I believe. Although the lamp is modern, it blends in. Love it!

Minimal color is also used to design the room. This picture captures color in a less obvious way.
If you look at the image with the lamp and then look at the hydrangea picture you will see no more than four colors were used to create the regarder. Not necessary monochromatic, but rather less colored objects are used to create a certain look. Again, love the look! Always have...
 As you take a closer look at the first picture you'll notice more white is iutilisés over all. If you look at the second image you will also notice dominant white. In fact, white certainly does stand out, doesn't it? That's the principle hue used for both image backdrops. A splash of soft blush or pink, not much in chambre à coucher, one black object, the table top and the chrome colored lamp. Magnifique!

The single stem of the hydrangea offers a  splash of sea foam green, ecru colored twine and black ciseaux seem to fit inparfaitement .

Ayez un beau jour


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hortensia bleu

I don't recall ever setting my brown yeux on a more beautiful bleu!
The hortensia bushes have abundant blooms this season. It's everything I can do to not pick the flowers for arrangements. I'm wanting to dry them instead. 
They line the north side of our home with their stunning beauté.
They are such a sight to see that I've even had folks drive by our home, turn around and stop and ask me what kind of fleur they are. 

I do nothing to the soil. We've had an extremely dry spring so I have watered them, but other than that nothing. There are pink blossoms too! 

They will be ready to sec in around three weeks. If you're picking hydrangea for drying wait until they've bloomed. After they bloom they become top heavy and their blooms begin to turn green. That's when you pick them for drying. No special process for drying at the point. I do remove the leaves, but other than that. I then place the stems in a vase or whatever conteneur I wish to use and that's it!

I have dried blooms from several years ago! They last a long time if dried. Kind of like Bittersweet. 
I'm experimenting this summer with a variety of everlasting flowers that will be dried. I'm so excité about the idee of dried flowers. I've always been fond of them. Mustn't forget lavender...

Oh and if you cut the flower fresh to enjoy as an arrangement. Always smash the stem with a case knife or scissor handle. If you don't do this your bloom won't last through the day. However if you do, they will last up to two - three weeks!

Ayez un beau jour