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With the advent of spring, and the warm winds slowly sweeping through New York City, I am reminded of new birth. This cyclical times of year brings to life the bulbs that have been hiding beneath soggy soils, the buds on sidewalk hedges, and the nude shades of fresh, farmer’s market eggs. Quail Eggs and Coastal Living

A quail egg, speckled in cream and brown, pairs nicely with a modern and minimalist kitchen.  Less is more with carefully chosen palm leaves and gourds. Photo by Tria Giovan for Coastal Living.

Crow Eggs and Scandinavian, Midcentury Modern Accents

Karl Anderson photographs a saccharine, Scandinavian dinging room complete with white Moroccan tagines, mid-century modern curves and light wooden accents. The interior’s colors highlight the blotched bluish-green to pale olive of a crow egg.

The Brown Gloss of a Common Loon Egg

The glossy, lacquered sheen of a common loon egg lends itself to the high impact, brown hue of a living room or den. Brown is considered a color of comfort and security. David Hicks, who is considered the James Bond of interior design, painted the walls and ceilings in his apartment a “Coca-Cola color”. The trend of a dark brown space took off ever since. Room image via Shelterness.

Spring has sprung! Egg-celent! Don’t mind my horrible puns…

 Keren / The Walkup

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I have reached the point in the wedding planning process wherein I have begun to think about flowers. What makes a tea rose different from an heirloom rose? What plants are in bloom during the month of my wedding? There are a bevy of questions that, prior to a month ago, I probably would never have though about. Aside from a monthly stop to the bodega for a fresh flower or two, my stance on succulents, peonies, herbs and the like was not so clear. After a very extensive phone-call with my lovely florist, Jenah, from Xylem & Phloem, my passion for petals has been sparked. I love an eclectic, muted bouquet. I adore feeling as if I just stumbled into a Jurassic era fern field. I delight in an English Tea garden. Let’s delve into a floral inspired frenzy.
This Bouquet That Outfit

Eclectic Bouquet for a Blush Pink Outdoor Wedding via Ruffled by Jennifer Frost of Chive Events. Dusty greens of a succulent intermingle with soft pinks, and a spot of mustard yellow and orange.

Earrings / Blouse / Belt / Pants / Sandals

This Bouquet That Decor

My florist, Jenah Barry, approaches floral design in a simple, elegant and relaxed manner. Her first word was ‘flower’. As an artist, with an MFA, flowers have always been important in her life. She sources the freshest plants from local purveyors and small-scale gardens. Her creations are so abundant with detail, they are reminiscent of Renaissance still lifes. On such a canvas, blossoms could be considered symbols of the seasons, trade, religion, and of the five senses.

Porcelain Napkin Rings / Drawer Pull / Dairy Creamer / Square Pillow / Rectangle Pillow

Keren / The Walkup

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Tree: The iconic Joshua tree, the namesake of the California park, is actually a member of the lily family. Legend says that Mormon travelers named the tree after the biblical figure of Joshua. Image found HERE. / Room: Home of Maurizio Zucchi, from Ideat Magazine, June 2011. Image found HERE.

Tree: Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’). Image found HERE. / Room: Purple floral living room Oversized floral wallpaper can be teamed with simple, solid, and bold accents to create a balance. Mirror – Tesco Direct. Armchair – Sofa Workshop. Photograph by Dominic Blackmore. Image found HERE.

Tree: Meyer Lemon Tree (and recipes to use its fruits), found at Happelsauce, HERE. / Room: Amy Lau Design, Beach House Bridgehampton. An airy, midcentury, natural, citrusy, living room. Image found HERE.

 

Tree: ‘October Glory’ maple is a hybrid between the Red maple (Acer rubrum) and the Silver maple (Acer saccharinum). It is not as brittle as the silver maple, but has the rapid growth of the silver maple. Fall color rivals that of the red maple. The tree and image found via Lynn’s Garden in Arkansas, HERE.  / Room: Elegant Pre-war 2 bedroom apartment in boutique full service cooperative on a lovely tree-lined street.  170 East 78th Street #5F on Upper East Side, NYC. It can be yours for ONLY $1.25 million. Image found, HERE.

P.S. What are you doing for earth day this year? Any special traditions or recycling and water usage promises?

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