Saturday, July 24, 2021

MY OTHER GARDEN FEATURE

I've written many posts about my absolute favorite garden feature, my Limelight Hydrangea.   My Dragon's Eye Pine is another centerpiece in my garden.  Its sharp spikey branches are the perfect contrast to the soft blooms of the hydrangea.   The texture and the color variations on the pine more than compensate for its lack of flowers.   Its branches stretch to the left over the slate walkway and create an appealing asymmetric design.   You can see the limelight hydrangea peeking out from the left corner of the image.  It's very close to full bloom.

 

DRAGON'S EYE PINE

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Do you have a favorite garden feature?

Link to my post about my Limelight Hydrangea here.  Click on the highlighted word or on the image below to be directed to the post.

MY LIMELIGHT HYDRANGEA

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Design Musings: Layered Book Shelves

Last week I wrote about layering art and mirrors over windows.  I thought this post from 2016 was a good follow-up post, so sharing again.  (Link to last week's post at the end of this one.) 

I'm all about layering, especially when it involves book shelves.  It doesn't matter if it's a mirror or framed prints, I love the look when they are layered over a styled bookcase. 

This is my all time favorite.  The shelves, the books, the fabulous randomly placed prints.



The prints don't even have to match each other.

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This over-sized art consumes the shelves but it looks fabulous.  

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The art repeats all the colors in this boho chic room.

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Stacked vintage oils work too.

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Another block-the-bookcase art that makes the room.

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It even works on a small bookcase in a tiny bedroom nook.

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More mis-matched art in this mix and match fun room.

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I haven't forgotten about using mirrors in the same way as framed art.

The contrast of the white against the dark background makes these bookshelves and the room.

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A layered mirror works in a very traditional room.

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It works with bohemian too.

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What about a very small mirror?

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And last but not least, mirror and framed prints in a row.
I love that fabric on the sofa too.

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Do you think you'll give this look a try?
Prints? Mirrors? Large?  Tiny?  All?

Link to my post about layering art and mirrors over windows here.

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