Soooo...what would you do to fill a giant empty space? Today I am going to show you the flower arrangement in my stairwell, which is also located on our new (free) homemade pallet bar.
Here is what the modern light-well looked like in the room before...
I will be revealing the entire bar as soon as we add a couple finishing touches! I really wanted an enormous flower arrangement in this corner that would make a statement. Like I have mentioned in my previous posts, the Germans really know how to do flower arrangements, both beautifully and uniquely. One of my German girlfriends and I went to a craft store Bastelstube in Trier (it's very hard to find a good sized craft store here) and found these totally fairy-tale like flowers. I wanted the arrangement to look good year-round, so these particular ones were the perfect solution! Flower arranging is not my forte...I typically grab handfuls of picked flowers or branches and throw them in a mason jar, so, I really needed my friend, Iris's expertise. She helped me figure out which ones would compliment each other then, my husband and I created the arrangement as soon as I got home! I love the gnarly twisted branches and berries.
Unfortunately, unless you are able to pick loads of flowers ALL year long, or have a ton of coupons for fake ones...good looking artificial flowers are expensive. On the bright side, they do make all your other cheap and or free junk look completely shnazzy! In this arrangement I used a few high-end flowers and filled the empty spaces with super cheap ones that I already had so I wouldn't break our budget. No one would ever be able to tell the difference. Also, these are timeless and will last forever...a good financial decision for the long run. Next to the flowers is a candle surrounded by corks..the glow is simply delightful. I love how the flames dance behind the cork. Antique, aqua demijohns sit to the right of the flowers in a German wine crate.
How do you like your flower arrangements?
I sure can't wait to show you the rest of the room and a few more fall details!
Until next time...