Thursday, May 31, 2012
I have done elaborate displays in stores, store windows, and in homes both traditional and contemporary. I have decorated waiting rooms in office buildings as well as offices. I have decorated large commercial spaces like clubhouses and elegant lobbies. I have festooned churches and created floral arrangements for parties and weddings.
Of all the things I have done, the one thing I have learned is that it is the simplest of things that seem to make the biggest impact. Consider the lowly blue-green Ball Mason jar, filled half way with water and two peony stems poked inside. Simple. Easy. Elegant. What could be better? Next time you are given the task of decorating a space, think about the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) mantra. Take a simple idea like this simple arrangement and multiply it five times up the middle of a farm table or across a mantelpiece. Simple is best.