Last summer I shared a trip to Publix Supermarket and their flower department. Today I’m sharing a fast trip to a local florist. I saw there wasn’t anyone in the store and made a quick stop. Don’t you love the wonderful smell of a room of flowers?
I love a casual farmhouse style that also includes a touch of modern. With the new year beginning, it’s time for a refresh with cozy, rustic details in my home. One of my favorite decorative techniques is a few plants scattered around the house. Real house plants add year round color and also filter the air naturally. What if you can’t keep plants alive? A quality faux plant can add texture and green to your home without fear of their death. I like to use a mix of real and faux plants and flowers, sometimes even in the same arrangement. No matter what design style you favor or the color of your rooms, adding fresh touches of green using indoor plants can be very much needed for interest and a bit of color.
Several decades ago I worked in an office building on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami doing social services. There was lots of paperwork and I spent hours at my desk. Most afternoons by 2 PM I had a headache if I spent the day in the office. My mind was fuzzy. I had read about “sick buildings” and wondered if the building was the problem. No windows could be opened, and there was poor air circulation. What could I do? Since I often made home or program visits to complete paperwork or to monitor my clients, I began to arrange some visits daily and if possible, made many visits in the afternoon. I no longer had headaches. I was lucky that I did field work as most office workers and homeowners do not have the luxury to leave.Read More