It's Cold. We're Cranky. Buy Some Flowers!
15 Colorful Reminders That Spring Will Come Again
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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Yesterday I learned that even Hawaii has snow right now. In fact, the only U.S. state that didn't have any snow cover was Florida. I don't know about you, but being snowed in is starting to drive me insane. My mom suggested that if the flower delivery person and I ever get to the grocery store, I should grab a bunch of blooms to perk things up indoors during this depressing winter weather. She called them "a good morale booster." She's right – it's a great idea. You've been trudging and slipping and shivering lately way too much lately – you deserve a bouquet. Go ahead and make a little splurge; you've earned it!
Nothing brightens up a room quite like cheerful sunflowers.
Placing tulips on a tulip-ish table is a fun move.
Freshen up your bathroom with a single stem or a bouquet like this one.
Most of the time the grocery store will have a bundle of tulips for well under $10. Grab a bunch and put them next to your bed so that they are the first thing you wake up to.
This room is full of warm neutrals, but flowers go with everything. Even bright magenta blooms like these fit right in.
You might be hard pressed to find hydrangeas this time of year, but if you can, they are worth it!
If I had to guess, I'd say this lovely arrangement came from Winston's Flowers, my favorite florist in the Boston area.
Gerber daisies always add a dash of fun to any interior.
Just a few large stems can pack a punch of drama on your kitchen island.
It's almost the time of year when some of us will be able to clip some branches and force some blooms indoors.
Tea roses are another lovely and inexpensive option for your nightstand.
A few yellow blooms are all your coffee table needs to perk it up.
This tablescape plays the bright color of the apples off some of the blooms. Make your fruit do double duty by putting it on display.
These stems take on the look of an art installation in this gallery-like space.
Enjoy all of your morale boosters at once by looking at your flowers and the fire simultaneously.
What kind of flowers are you most likely to grab at the grocery?
Ideabook updated on Jan. 13, 2011.
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