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That ’70s Green: Olive Green Decor

Maybe it’s back…maybe not, but I’d never in my wondrous years ever thought I’d be inspired by that old ’70s green color that raged in decor at the time…yet, here I find myself in groovy love!  Olive green played opposite that trendy gold (our kitchen had a gold stove and gold refrigerator, yet another color theme to post about!) in major appliances and furniture. These new dynamic olive green ideas give me sheer inspiration and have me feeling green with envy. Enjoy!

Olive green entryway found on The Lennoxx.com.

Love the olive tones here…from Interior Design Ideas.

Olive green leaf bed pillow from Decorative Bed Pillows.

Blenko Vases in olive and blue, a Joel Myers’ ’60s design found at Just Old Glass.

Twilight shag rug in olive green. Express Rugs.

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Orrefors Crystal love…

I cannot say how much I love Orrefors beautiful crystal collections, sold online here in the U.S.  The hand-blown crystal is produced in Sweden with exquisite time-honored methods. True artisans created these incredible works which are in demand around the world.

Orrefors Avanti Stemware collection…

A great gift idea, the Orrefors Meteor Clock…

The Nova II vase in red…another smashing idea…

Love the soft color combination in this Soft Spot Vase in pink/lilac…

Saw this mentioned as a great hostess gift, Orrefors Tornado Crystal Votive designed by artisan Jan Johansson, creator of the Tornado and Tornado Edge Collections.  His artistic quotes follow:

“Crystal possesses a sensual, vital strength…”

“…I try to find the soul of the crystal, its innermost expression…”

Visit Orrefors for pricing and information on all crystal featured here.

Unique Decor: Vases

Perhaps I’ve blogged about unique vases before…a series of heart-stopping decorative glass features to highlight your new apartment? No?

Well, one of my favorite shopping sites, Anthropologie, is loaded with fun, artistic, affordable finds in just about every area of design and fashion, and their catalog of vases in full of expressive, creative pieces of art.  Okay, some are a little pricey, but here I’ve selected one you’ll find easy on the eyes and the pocketbook, like the Mehendi Vase above for $16.  Enjoy….

Rose of Sharon Grand Vase – $28

Short Pinched Vase – $16

Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase – $28

Artistic Avian Vase, Mallard – $24

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A Unique Place to Shop

You can find so many unique places online to make decorating you new Doylestown apartment a breeze, and Pacific Connections is one of the most original.  Founded in 1994, this company offers modern and exclusive lacquer finished accessories and furniture to make your Doylestown apartment stand out.  Explore some of the finds below and visit for more colors and styles in each presented here.  Enjoy…

Mondrian Coffee Table

Paris Pink and Brown Lacquer Box Collection

Color "Birds" Design Bath Accessory Set by Robert Schneider

White Cube Flower Vase

Jade Lamp with Black Lacquer Base

Tray in Black Lacquer with Purple Tulipwood Inlay

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Decorating with Flowers

So you’ve moved in.  All your furniture is in place.  The refrigerator is stocked.  You’ve put the books on the shelves and the TV and stereo in their place.  And a few cool prints adorn your walls.  Yet, your apartment seems to be missing something. A certain flatness still reigns.  The answer may be as simple a vase of flowers.

Fresh cut flowers can add color and life to a plain room, expand your vision, and bring a sense of peace to your environment.  If you love this idea, and love flowers, I would suggest you start collecting little by little a collection of different size and shaped vases and bowls.  Magically, a flower arrangement will transform your new apartment into a comfy home.  Consider some of the following ideas when starting to decorate your new apartment with flowers.

Love these bulb vases here.  Found this at Picsdecor.

Flowers can  highlight a kitchen space.

Silk or paper flowers are not out of the question…always look good and are low maintenance. Use them, especially if they look as good as these we found at Thoughtfully Simple.

Consider flowering tree branches in a large decorative vase to bring out a large blank space in your room.  This idea we found at Rockybella.

Don’t forget the bedroom….a small arrangement just for you….

Refreshing greens and white….from Apartment Therapy.

Enjoy decorating with flowers to bring joy and life to your new or old living space.

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