Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Rustic Wreath

One of my favorite blogs is Pure Style Home. The author, Lauren Liess, is a talented interior designer, with a clean aesthetic that really appeals to me. Her style is definitely more sophisticated than mine, but I take a lot of inspiration from her incorporation of natural elements into her home.

She posted today about wreaths, and featured this one from Martha Stewart, which is the one I loosely emulated for the wreath on our door.

She mentioned that it looked like it might be over her head. I was so excited to comment that I, a only very slightly crafty person, found it totally doable, and offered to post a photo of mine. Then I went outside to take a few pictures.

Ok, so it doesn't look much like Martha's. But I like it! It's rustic and a little wild, and you can't really tell, but the silver beads look kind of like always-lit lights.

The real star, as far as I'm concerned, is the glittery faux eucalyptus, which will definitely reappear in Christmas future. Cam quickly dubbed it "sparklyptus." So, anyway, Lauren if you happen to read this, I'm sorry my wreath doesn't exactly live up to my enthusiastic response! But we love it anyway, and I bet you could do a much more faithful interpretation of Martha's, if you ever choose to.

I just couldn't part without one more shot of Sweeney under the tree. What a cutie.


Lauren said...

Emma!!! I LOVE It!!!!!! Actually way more than the martha one!!!! It's a bit softer & more natural yet still sparkly. SO beautiful!!!!

Thank you SO much for sending this to me & for making me feel like I might be able to attempt it!!! :)



emma discovery said...

Oh Lauren, thank you!!! It really was super easy, and I'm so glad you like it!

SaintTigerlily said...

Gorgeous! I want one! I have wreath envy!

emma discovery said...

Thanks, St. T! It's a great way to be greeted when I arrive home.

cwg said...

I think your wreath looks gorgeous! And that is one of the cutest cat pix evah!

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