Apples & Artichokes …A Designers Inspired Holiday Décor
by Margalit Lankry (www.margalitlankrydesigns.com)
Fabulous home decor doesn’t need to be complicated.
Simplicity often lends the most elegance.
Using fruit as part of your home decor is so simple
that it’s often entirely overlooked as an option.
your home is using fruit in a table scape setting. Simply
open your refrigerator and pick out some of the colorful
everyday fruit hanging out in your crisper drawer: apples,
oranges, and more exotic fruits like kiwis and pomegranates
can all contribute to centerpieces or table arrangements.
When you sit down with your fruits to create a table décor,
start by focusing on color. Take fruits and vegetables
that are in the same color scheme or even contrasting
colors, depending on your personal style, and group them
or whole nuts to create a beautiful, seasonal arrangement.
Keep in mind that clusters of odd numbers
are always more effective than singular placement.
Use fruits not only as table décor but as general home décor.
Pull out a color from your curtains, bed linens or dining
room chairs and use it as a guide. Place some coordinating
fruit into a clear vase or bowl on your coffee table,
nightstand or entryway table, and you have an elegant,
charming accessory that can be customized to your taste
and changed at whim with little expense.