Archive for November, 2014

Decorating Can Be A Delight

November 20, 2014

One of the great joys of decorating is heightening and beautifying the seasons. Bringing autumn to your home is fun and easy to do! Here are some tips and hints from our top designers and how we can help to lighten that holiday load.

thanksgiving5 (3)Where & What to Decorate
To get the most enjoyment out of your decor start with the areas inside or outside of the home that are the most visible, like your front door. Don’t forget areas that you see each and every day. You should enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Areas to decorate: Front steps or front porch, Just inside your front door on an entrance table , On the mantle, A centerpiece for your dining table, Pots on the patio, courtyard, and balcony, and Flowerbeds around the home

What to Decorate With
Decorate with items that you love and that speak to the season. Play with a combination of plants, items harvested from the garden and traditional décor. Mixing various items into one display gives it that professional look that will be the envy of friends and neighbors. If there’s natural plants sprigs that you enjoy plant the bush in your garden for years of decorating. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.candles-centerpieces-thanksgiving-decorating-8


  • Mums
  • Crotons
  • Heuchera
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Ornamental peppers
  • Ornamental kale and cabbage
  • Edible lettuces (reds) and kale

Items from the Garden

  • Hay bales
  • Indian cornBeautiful-thanksgiving-table-decorations-10
  • Pumpkins & gourds
  • Pyracantha branches
  • Beauty berry branches
  • Decorative (packaged) moss

Decorative Items

  • Candles
  • Lanterns
  • Harvest figures

QUICK IDEA: For a side table or centerpiece, take an autumn wreath, lay it down and place pillar candles of various sizes in the center.

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Succulents are the New “it” Design

November 11, 2014

SucculentsSo when you think about succulents I bet you think about a barren desert or a drought resistant front yard for all of you in California. Well, my friends, not anymore! We here at Inside Plants are always scouring the internet and reading articles to keep us at the forefront of design, so we are here to tell you that succulents are the new “it” thing when it comes to design for your upcoming event. YES you heard ( or rather read) correctly… I said design. Let me give you a few photo examples so you don’t think I’m pulling your leg.

And whether you’re planning a neutral desert themed affair or a bright colorful fiesta, these juicy plants are long-lasting, versatile and vibrant.  With palates ranging from greenish greys to deep purples, and a variety of shapes and sizes, succulents can be used as accents across your decor, offering a modern look to your florals, a rustic bent on your table placings or a more masculine touch to the usual floral hues. succ1 (4)succ4 (4)succ2 (6)succ5 (4)

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