I saw this cute idea for placecards over at Another Shade of Grey and couldn't help but pass it along. I feel . . . what's it called? dumb for not thinking of this first, but that's life. My life at least. Just pick some fallen leaves up from your own backyard or neighborhood, the most colorful ones you can find, and use a paint pen to write the names of your guests. If you don't already own one, you can snatch up paint pens in a wide range of colors and metallics at your local art store for under $3. Or, if you're artistic, you could attempt to paint leaves with real paints: not as easy. I love the way these leaves pop against the white plate, so I'd suggest either laying it on a white tablecloth or napkin, or directly on your dinner plate, although that's not as cleanly. What do you think? Cute, right?
I fell completely in lust with these Tesori Designs Leaf Chairs (inquire for price), which are made out of a solid Alder frame and can be customized. The chairs certainly create a talking point, so much so that you can almost hear them whispering to each other. And they're the perfect way to introduce the Fall season into your home. But unfortunately, they are trade-only products, and most likely well beyond my financial reach.
I thought I'd see if I couldn't find any other worthwhile products with a leaf motif that are more attainable for non-interior-designer folks like us. From wallpaper to plates, from pillows to mirrors, I found that there is plenty of leafage to be had in the design world. To see my finds, read more
I recently introduced you to Graham & Brown's Paste the Wall wallpaper, which applies easily by pasting the wall not the paper, and peels off in full sheets. I was certainly won over by the retailer's new wallpaper technology, not to mention their vast selection of beautiful patterns and didn't think it could get any better. But it turns out that the Overlapping Leaves Wallpaper ($59.99, reduced from $84) not only pulls out in full sheets, but also has a preapplied adhesive that affixes effortlessly . . . and it's on sale! Unfortunately, the selection is limited to just this one pattern. But, that's not to say I don't love its monochrome leaf pattern.
Happy Earth Day everyone! Leaves are no longer just for trees. As seen in this week's Life & Style stars in Hollywood are accessorizing themselves in leafy jewels, shoes, bags, scarves and clothing. And it's the perfect time to leaf yourself up because the green fashion revolution is under way. So show your au natural side and quickly jump on this leaf-loving trend before it flies to the wind!
To see my leafy picks, read more