Inspired by Textures

Written by Marnie on December 6, 2010

The Holiday Season is here and we are hoping to inspire your holiday decorating
by sharing images from a recent trip to NYC.
The more I looked, the more I saw unusual textures and more I thought of different ways to use them.

birch cuts

Candles could be placed on top of these birch cuts in staggered heights
trailing down the center of a table or front hall table….
or placed on the floor to line a hallway as a dramatic entryway.

The simple winter still life would last the season and flowers
could be easily added if guests were coming over.

sticks

Three ways to use Birch Bark and Branches

1. Wrapped birch bark around the outside of a container for a seasonal fresh look
2. Cut birch bark into strip, write guest name and use as a place card.
Add a small branch for texture at each guests place setting
3. Use bark and branch as accents when wrapping gifts

Containers

A traditional phalaenopsis orchid planted in a textural container is a nice twist to a classic gift.

 

lady slipper orchids

The combination of lady slipper orchids and fiddle head ferns
is a modern approach to seasonal green and white.

fiddle

Lotus

flowers

artichoke

Adding seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs such as lotus pods and eucalyptus
to centerpieces is another  great way to bring in texture.

These gorgeous purple artichokes would look amazing
designed in a kitchen wreath accented with a fabulous bow.

 

red and green

 

red neif amaryllis

The red neif amaryllis has an usual flowering center that is different from traditional varieties.

topiaries

Seeing a wall of teddy bear and reindeer topiaries
nestled in between red poinsettias and herbs topiaries was wonderful.
If I had ribbon with me, I would have tied holiday bow ties
on each of them and given them to everyone who needed a smile.

I did have to laugh at the one Easter bunny who snuck in there..

dog topiaries

Can’t you just see this guy with a colorful bow tie!!!

green decor

wreath

Whether it is hung on a door or tied to the front of your car,
there is nothing quite like the texture of the holiday wreath that makes its way to your home.

We hope that we have inspired you to create and think a little differently.

We are busy in the studio getting ready for shooting a segment on Holiday candy buffets
for CBS Talk Philly that will air at 12 noon on Thursday, December 9.

From all of us at TableArt,
we wish you a healthy, joyful holiday season