ISSUE 46  |  Harvest

5 Quick Fixes: Dried Foliage as Decor

November 16, 2012 5:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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As the holiday season looms, here are five easy ways to decorate in a seasonally appropriate way: using dried foliage.

Even though I live in California, it seems counterintuitive to accent the house with fresh flowers during the winter season (especially when there are so many lovely alternatives). Here is a roundup of some inspirational spaces that make use of leaves and branches, for arrangements that can work year-round.

Above: Dried ferns and flora taped to the wall create an instant decorative tableau, via Pia Jane Bijkerk.

Above: Branches of dried leaves hang in the hallway of Pensao Favorita, which we covered previously in Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: Pensao Favorita in Portugal.

Above: Australian-based artist Tiel Seivl-Keever's collection of local foliage, from The Design Files.

Above: Dried branches as decor; photo by Simon Bevan.

Above: A bough suspended above the dining room at the Lloyd Hotel, which we wrote about in Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam.

Above: Silver-dollar eucalyptus displayed to great effect against a white wall, via Cupcakes and Cashmere.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 5, 2012.