Oversized pillows do the obvious work of cushioning metal outdoor dining chairs, but they also can disguise wear and tear. Designer Monica Stewart, who owns The Misfit House in Athens, Ga., positioned these strategically to cover up scuff marks on chairs. If you’re on a covered porch, you can even grab indoor pillows to spruce up a space for an evening of entertaining and then bring them back inside.
A square glass vase, filled with sunflowers and greenery, is wrapped in a series of rubber bands that create a grid across the top of the vase that allows for easy arrangement and keeps the flower in place.
Add color and light to your kitchen with pendants and decorative vases on the island. This island, by designers Cate Dunning and Lathem Gordon of GordonDunning, uses hydrangeas and greenery in blue and white china vases to add color to the mostly white kitchen. The greenery on the island accentuates the small pops of green in the background, while the Kichler Everly Pendant creates a spotlight for the arrangement.
Turn holiday decorating on its head. Fill simple glass cylinders in a variety of sizes with small pine cones. Turn the vases over carefully and wrap the vase bases with ribbon. Arrange the vases tallest to smallest in a cone shape to create a tree. Add fresh greenery and embellishments to the tops of the cylinders.
Turn holiday decorating on its head by filling glass cylinders in a variety of sizes with small pine cones. Turn the vases over carefully and wrap the vase bases with ribbon. Arrange the vases tallest to smallest in a cone shape to create a tree. Add fresh greenery and embellishments to the tops of the cylinders.
This traditional black marble fireplace with white mantle was transformed for the holidays with accents of greenery, gold and silver metallic highlights, red pops of color, and vases filled with ornaments.
To create an interesting and stylish centerpiece, designers used an old blanket to give the table a little color. Then, they added milk glass vases and native greenery for life, warmth and rustic charm.
A collection of fashionable dinnerware, a tall white modern vase with greenery and a trio of candles sit on the faux polka dot cowhide on top of the dining table, ready for the next dinner party at home.
In this Asian-themed dining room, elaborated framed wall art is positioned along one wall, while the dining table is flanked by six carved wood chairs. A black iron ceiling light hangs above the table, which has as its centerpiece a glass vase holding lush greenery.
Designer Jimmy Stanton of Stanton Home Furnishings mixed these stylishly mod vases with traditional greenery and pine cones to create the perfect contrast. Don't force tradition on your modern or contemporary space: think of ways to blend some seasonal elements to suit your design.
Hosta offers a wonderful array of leaf colors and sizes that provide beautiful greenery for a bouquet. Or, take a page from modern design and showcase a vase of hosta leaves—in one hue or a mixed variety. Hosta leaves hold up well in a vase, outlasting many garden flowers. This variety, ‘Loyalist,’ offers leaves with white centers and green edges. Many hostas also unfurl vase-worthy flower spikes at some point in the summer. Hosta plants can be miniature or giant, growing anywhere from 6 inches to 60 inches tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-9. Good vase companions for hosta: purple coneflower, gas plant, rose, bearded iris and peony.
Framed sand dollars make for a unique piece of minimal art while also adding a subtle coastal element. Flower arrangements with lots of greenery provide a single pop of color in this beige-toned dining room. The beaded chandelier, jute vases and bamboo Roman shades introduce tactile texture so the room doesn't feel flat.