BRANCHES: Your Home’s Best Accessory

 

 

They’re strong, sculptural and so much better than an overly sweet vase of flowers – Branches, my new home accessory of choice. And just in case you are not totally sold by this first picture… I’ve gathered eight more reasons to prove you need look no further than your own back yard or local park for your next centerpiece. Quick, easy, and if you have access to foliage, free. What could be better? Enjoy. Above – A spray of spring branches adorns a tulip table in a Madrid living room by designer Miguel García de Valcárcel. Photo via Nuevo Estilo.

 

 

Madrid based designer, Luis Puerta adds some dining drama with dark purpley foliage. Photo via Nuevo Estilo.

 

 

With a couple of olive branches, Paris based designer Luis Laplace infuses a little life and organic flair into an ultra white bathroom.

 

 

Designer Jessica Helgerson may never have met a branch she didn’t love (her Portland home is full of them). In her living room, a large floor to ceiling branch reads like a tree.

 

 

Helgerson’s monochromatic kitchen is brought to life by the power of a single leafy green branch.

 

 

Rock star Adam Levine apparently enjoys the company of an olive branch sprig along with his morning shower. Photo by Roger Davies via Architectural Digest.

 

 

A perfect way to bring the season inside – spring blooms at The Dean hotel. Design by ASH NYC. Photo by Christian Harder.

 

 

The dining nook zen of Donna Karen’s NYC apartment is punctuated by a vase of fresh twiggy blooms. Photo by Richard Powers.

 

 

And we close with the always glamorous designer / taste-maker, Athena Calderone framed by a vase of sculptural branches in her Brooklyn home. Photo by Stephen Toner via House Magazine.

 

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Comments

  1. Looks great!

  2. Such impact! I’ve always loved this look ad have been trying to incorporate for plants into my decor. How well/long do they live? Cue the hunt for an olive branch…

    • I think the olive branches are my favorites. Would love to see what you do with them. Not sure how long they last but I imagine they would be fairly rugged.

  3. I love branches as accessories – they give great height and are so sculptural. I have an arrangement of them on my dining room table at this very moment.

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