Design Sleuth: A Low-Maintenance Olive Branch Arrangement by

Issue 20 · Greek Isles · May 21, 2014

Design Sleuth: A Low-Maintenance Olive Branch Arrangement

Issue 20 · Greek Isles · May 21, 2014

Faux flowers and branches have gotten good enough to fool the experts (are you reading this, Sarah?). A couple of years ago, I spotted some eerily lifelike olive branches at Pottery Barn and decided to take the plunge. Here are some sources for similar branches:

Julie Carlson Olive Branches/Remodelista

Above: An 18-inch-tall black Square Vase from Alex Marshall Studios filled with branches anchors the end of my kitchen counter. Photo for Refinery 29 by Maria del Rio.

Julie Carlson House Olive Branch/Remodelista

Above: The bendable stems make it possible to create a perfectly imperfect-looking arrangement. The painting of Provincetown is by Arthur Cohen. Photo by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.

Faux Olive Branch | Remodelista

Above: A 33-inch synthetic Olive Branch stem is £29 from the Olive Tree.

Earth Flora Olive Branch | Remodelista

Above: A dozen 21-inch-long polyester Olive Branches is $69.90 from Earth Flora.

Crate & Barrel Faux Olive Tree | Remodelista

Above: Crate & Barrel offers a lifelike-looking Potted Olive Tree with concrete container for $199.

Have a look at our Design Sleuth posts for more great finds. And for tips on making simple real bouquets, go to Gardenista's Floral Arrangement of the Week.



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