Monday, March 24, 2014

DIG Design, Interiors, & Garden

This succulent display has me wanting a radio flyer real bad
these days. Hoping to stumble upon a vintage one sometime. 

     I loved showcasing some of my sea shell collection in this post but it was really the creature like air plants that stole the show. It's no secret that I love both nature and shopping and some of my favorite finds have been scored at DIG, here in Santa Cruz. DIG (Design, Interiors, Garden) is the home of thousands of plants & flowers all worthy of being showcased as permanent decor in your living space. I know I typically showcase a bouquet on Monday (previous arrangements found here and here) but I thought this week I would share a favorite spot for blooms and branches instead!


Build your own terrarium bar! Loved this table filled
with shells and stones, perfect for getting creative.

Those beautiful purple blooms are actually luxurious candles!
I'd love to float a couple in a clear bowl of water.

Seriously drooling over these little moss and succulent planters, so very rustic and charming.


The patio areas of DIG are filled with lovely displays and planters, I sort of wish I could bring a picnic basket and blanket to the backyard and sit down for meal.





Wishing I could transport this entire table into my home.


Yours,
Nico

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Bouquets On Mondays: Sea Creatures


      I cannot remember a time when I did not love the sea. I've always been fond of dragging bits of the ocean back home with me and that tradition has been endless. I found a trio of strange looking air plants and let them rest in empty shells for their new homes. Don't you think they look like little sea creatures? Perfect floral arrangements for anyone's inner mermaid or merman. 





Yours,
Nico

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Bouquets On Mondays: Lavender & Amethyst


      As a little girl I loved for everything to be purple. Purple stir up leggings, lavender velvet t shirts (tragic but accurate), and I even had a purple teddy bear! I suppose you could say that I never lost my interest in purple but I try to take on a more adult approach. For this simple floral arrangement I plucked some fresh lavender from my Dad's garden and placed the stems in this vintage George Washington vase. The herbal smell of fresh lavender is only enhanced by a scented candle of the same fragrance placed in a chunk of raw amethyst. I guess instead of a purple teddy bear I have an assortment of purple amethyst stones to enjoy these days!







Yours,
Nico

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I'll be your Valentino...

I'll be your Valentino...

I'll be your Valentino... by nsaich featuring white home decor


      With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I find myself thinking of what helps me feel love. Conversations with friends and family, delicious meals, and pink sunsets would top my list. While I would adore receiving any of the luxurious items listed above (hello rockstud flats!), I know that Valentine's day is about the people and places that nourish me and not about the things that I love. 

Yours,
Nico

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Bouquets on Mondays: Tiffany & Co


     I've always been in favor of reusing things that may have otherwise been discarded. A left over bag from Tiffany's is too pretty to end up in the trash, so instead I created a tote filled with pure white roses! These are some of my absolute favorite flowers for perhaps a very unusual reason. I heard once that in the past, people would hang a white rose stem above the entrance and exit to a party or gathering. This white rose was viewed as a symbol of silence and having an arrangment or stem displayed at a social gathering ensured that whatever conversations were had while attending a festive event, were never to be repeated outside the walls of the venue. I hope that by proudly displaying this centerpiece, my guests will always know that they are with trust worthy company. 


Tip: Cutting the stems of flowers and plants at an angle helps
 them absorb more water and increases their longevity. 







Yours,
Nico

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