Designer Trick: Bring Life To Rooms With Branches This Spring
Nothing beats the fresh look of a vase full of blooming branches come spring. Be it leafy maple tree branches, yellow forsythia or the designer favorite — pink cherry blossoms — it’s easy and inexpensive to create an arrangement with effortless wow-factor. Simply buy a few at your local florist, pick some from your own backyard, or if you’re feeling adventurous, force them into bloom yourself like H&H editor Stacey Smithers often does for photoshoots. Click through to see how branches can help blossom your space for the season ahead.
Tall cherry blossom branches add to this bathroom’s tranquil Japanese-onsen vibe.
A bounty of maple branches, plentiful in cottage country, create a perfectly appropriate display in this woodsy dining area.
Willow seeded eucalyptus branches in a white coral-inspired container are a special touch on top of a vanity.
Four simple blooms create two easygoing arrangements in this cottage designed by Natalie Hodgins and Shannon Morrison of Sarah Richardson Design.
A clear glass vase doesn’t steal the show away from vibrant quince branches in this ombré-wallpapered dining room.
A cluster of silver dollar eucalyptus branches bring a touch of greenery to this spa-like bathroom.
A collection of frond-like wild parsnip sits effortlessly next to a record collection.
H&H‘s Stacey Smithers forced pretty apple blossoms into bloom for our July 2017 anniversary cover shoot.
A few sprigs of wild greenery create a fresh centerpiece in this rural New Brunswick home.
Budding white magnolia stems bring a softness to this loft bedroom’s brick wall.
This otherwise fairly neutral dining room is punctuated by a tall display of green and white blossoming branches.
Glossy fig branches in a tapered matte white vase bring life to this Statuario marble-clad kitchen.
Clusters of white berries on snowberry branches are a long-lasting alternative to flowers in this cozy living room.
Canary yellow forsythia branches pick up on the juicy hue of a bowl full of lemons in this chic condo kitchen.
A tall glossy white vase holds a collection of milkweed in this farmhouse kitchen.
A gathered arrangement of lush bells of Ireland stems amps up the entrance to this rustic cottage.
H&H‘s Sally Armstrong brought blooming cherry blossom branches to her bedroom photoshoot.