On Trend: 10 Ways to Dip Dye

Would you love traditional lines and classic shapes, but still want a dash of something unexpected? The fashion is for you. Taking last year’s zest for multipurpose ombre treatments to a subtler place, dip-dyed furnishings and accessories bring a tiny dash (or dip) Of the unexpected to the standard types we love.

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UM Project Milking Stool – $375

Keep the dip-dyed fashion bright and refreshing with those milk stools — wouldn’t they be adorable around a snowy parson’s table in a children’s playroom?


Windsor Love Seat – $1,498

This might be the most upgraded piece of Shaker-style furniture you will ever find. A loveseat such as this would bring a fresh breath of sea-salty air to a modern beach bungalow.



The ease of the side table causes it to be versatile — sidle it next to your bed or an armchair, and you have got fashionably convenient storage as well as a room for coffee.

Take your favorite table, dining table, stools or chairs and create your own dip-dyed look with a favorite paint colour, as revealed on Design Sponge.

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White Dipped Spoons – $10

With an extra layer of dip-dyed protection, all these wooden spoons deserve pride of place in your counters, or hung on a wall to display their beauty and their function.

Dip-dyed effects are most striking when combining a bright colour and a pure material — such as these raw timber blocks. What a striking conversation piece at the end of your couch.

Dip Dye Salad Bowls – $56

Bring two trends together at once: a pop of a dash of dip yarn. Add these dipped bowls to a tablescape of whites and neutrals to stand out in the crowd.

Organic Blue Dip-Dye Bag – $68

Even your accessories can add a punch of colour that is simple. Keep this bag in the entrance for quick trips to the store. When it’s not being used, it appears stunning sitting near an entry table.

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Midas Collection Glasses – $50

Prefer the Midas touch when it comes to accessories? Add some decadence to every meal using a gold-dipped vase gracing your table. Keep it from going over the top by filling it with a very simple arrangement of wild flowers or daisies.

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Dip-Dye Linen Cotton Blend Duvet Cover – $111

It’s difficult to find modern bedding that is not overwhelmed with patterns or even crying with colours. This subdued dip-dyed set from West Elm exudes the calming influence of a warm, cozy night.

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Design Calendar

See what’s new and trending, from tabletop goods to nursery furnishings, at the New York International Gift Fair. Or perhaps you’re in the mood for a few art or architecture history? Our roundup of events below has some thing for you.

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EXHIBIT –Through September 23, 2012
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
Concord Museum, Concord, Massachusetts

Best known for star portraits, Annie Leibovitz has turned her lens on a different kind of photography: magnificent landscapes of well-known areas like Niagara Falls and Yosemite, and the silent insides related to iconic characters such as Virginia Woolf and Elvis Presley.

Hours: Sunday–Wednesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday–Friday, 9 a.m.–8 pm
Price: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 5 and under, army (with valid ID) free


EXHIBIT — August 9–September 16, 2012
Xavier Veilhan’s Architectones
Neutra VDL Research House, Los Angeles

Already a pilgrimage site for contemporary architecture lovers, the Neutra VDL Resarch House will become an even bigger attraction for Angelenos this month with the opening of a site-specific installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan. The display features monochrome sculptures and items from the backyard to the rooftop pool, and a soundtrack written by Nicolas Godin of Air.

Through an evening reception on August 8, Veilhan will announce that the exhibit’s debut with a airplane carrying out a blank, abstract monochrome banner above the Silverlake Reservoir.

Hours: Thursday–Friday, 3–8 pm, Saturday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Price: $10 Saturdays, when there are docent-led architecture tours of the home. $10 is also the proposed donation on additional days.

Alexandra Von Furstenberg

Bloomin’ Vase – $268

TRADE SHOW — August 18–23, 2012
New York International Gift Fair
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City

Millions of buyers and commerce professionals descend upon the Javits center twice a year to browse the latest home, lifestyle and gift goods. The summer show will include the Gourmet Housewares Show in addition to a selection of trade conventions.

Hours: 9 a.m.–6 pm every day; 5 p.m. near on Tuesday, August 21
Price: Free with advance registration. Open to the trade only.

EXHIBIT — August 20–October 27, 2012
Palladio Virtuel
Yale School of Architecture Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

A exhibition examining 20 villas designed throughout the Life Span of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio walks off the 2012–2013 season at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery. Since the culmination of 10 decades of analysis by Peter Eisenman, New York architect and Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice at Yale, the exhibit’s models and renderings propose a different way of studying the 16th-century architect’s work.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 pm; Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 pm; closed Sunday
Price: Free

WALKING TOUR — August 4, 2012
Summer Tour: Vernacular and High-Style Classical Masterpieces
Deerfield, Massachusetts

Enjoy a day traveling and sketching buildings from the beautifully preserved village of Deerfield, Massachusetts. The guided walking tour begins with visits to restored museum houses from the national intervals, and also the second part explores dormitories and classrooms from the early 20th century.

Hosted by the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, the tour will be led by Bill Flynt (architectural conservator, Historic Deerfield) and Aaron Helfand.

Hours:1–6 p.m.
Price: $25 ICAA members and employees of professional member companies; $35 general public. Transportation and meals are not included.
Register online

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Choose the Right Doorknob for the Job

Yes, I do know that doorknobs are not the sexiest topic of conversation. But trust me, they’re more important than many people can possibly imagine. Before remodeling our first floor (that sounds grand, but it is the size of a studio apartment), I could honestly say that doorknobs never crossed my mind. There were so many “big” decisions to make (paintvinyl, appliances) that I never even considered them.

Fast-forward a bit and there I am, in the greatest knob shop in the world (that is Jackson’s Hardware in San Rafael, California) with a knob nervous breakdown. Since it turns out, they make a massive gap, tipping the fashion of your home in 1 direction or another. The substances, the shapes, the endings, the rosettes — it is a whole lot to consider in.

In the long run, I learned a great deal of doorknob talk and a few good tips:

• Be sure all of the doorknobs in view of one other have the same color and finish.
• The shape of the rosette changes the expression of the entire door.
• Do not accidentally install privacy knobs (ones which lock) on your cupboard doors.
• You do not have to remodel the whole house to change out your doorknobs and make a big improvement.

That’s it. You are on your own. Go forth and select well. Here are some nice examples to help you with your travels.

Doorknobs – $110

That which we finally settled on: egg-shape sand-casted bronze in a silver patina finish with a contemporary, rectangular rosette. This style goes with our original 1941 doors and our contemporary remodel. Plus, they feel really nice in your hand.

Contemporary Knobs

Here’s a more contemporary version of the egg-shape knob. A round rosette keeps it looking sleek.

Lever handles are very popular in Europe, and in a way they make more sense physiologically (no wrist twisting). This black one having a rectangular rosette bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary, similar to this toilet. (Also, have a look at those cool rope pulls on the drawers)

Michael Robert Construction

This oval rosette, black finish and dual plate (knob and lock are separated) create a more traditional style for a more conventional door.

Carson Poetzl, Inc..

A stainless finish and one plate (knob and lock on the same rosette) provide this room and doorway a fresh, contemporary feel.


A cut-glass knob is so lovely. It may be simple and unobtrusively fairly, as it’s here.

Mustard Seed Interiors

A cut-glass knob could be more ornate when paired with a conventional rosette. Within this area, it helps establish the era and disposition.


Filmore Full Dummy Knob Set, Polished Brass – $93.77

A traditional beauty. Isn’t she lovely?

Ceramic knobs are old-fashioned and tend to look country cottage. However, if your style is eclectic, you are able to make them work in any setting.

A playful ceramic knob is the perfect lead-in for this colorful, contemporary nursery.


A classic barn manage pull.

Tuthill structure

Not so conventional handle pulls. The symmetry in this entryway is amazing. It’s always a good idea to look at the shapes enclosing a doorway when choosing knobs or handles.

Brennan + Company Architects

Sliding doors don’t need knobs that turn. This number-two pull is really clever.


Your exterior knob should fit your doorway and the facade of your property. Your house would pretty much have to be covered in ivy and include a library to get away with those center-mounted beauties.

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Choose Art With a Third Dimension

If you’re seeking a new approach to add art and interest to a big blank wall, think past the typical framed artwork and picture rails (not that there’s anything wrong with people!) And include some dimension, texture, and attention using a composition. Following is a look at just how this has been done by savvy performers.

Dube Fine Art Design Studios

Ceramic artist Katherine Dube creates site-specific installations which can climb from walls to trimwork to ceilings.

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Dufner Heighes Inc

Light from the skylight highlights this distinctive ceramic setup.

Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

This outstanding composition protrudes a couple of inches from the wall, casting interesting shadows which add yet another layer of interest to your wall.

Supon Phornirunlit / Nude Decor

A quintet of faux trophies decorate this white wall. Matching their colour to the wall color makes us take a closer look and emphasizes their shadows.

Amitzi Architects

Vitra’s Algue is a method of plastic branches you can interconnect to create your own distinctive composition. They can hang against a wall or be utilized as a free-hanging display.

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Coveted Interior Layout

After discovering these metal flowers, this designer created the whole entryway around them. They make a inviting statement inside the front entrance.

Tracy Murdock Allied ASID

Beautiful yellow glass works of art stand out against this dark wall.

Maria Teresa Durr

This wood wall sculpture has been located in an antique store in Thailand.

Klang & Associates

Architectural elements in off-white soda against chocolate walls.

Katerina Tana Design

Unique baskets add texture, dimension, shadows and interest.

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Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

Plates add dimension to your walls and are easy to hang cheap plate hangers.

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Amy Lau Design

Designer Amy Lau created this exceptional wall by deconstructing a glass drape.

Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

No over the kitchen window? No problem. Here the painters wrapped an installation of cardboard leaves instead.

Soledad Alzaga Interior Design

This C. Jere Starburst sculpture is mounted onto a linen-covered canvas. This keeps it from getting lost with this expansive attic wall and adds yet another layer. As we go to press, 1stdibs has a vast array of classic C. Jere sculptures available, while Jonathan Adler offers licensed reproductions.

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11 Ways to Remake a Room With Fabric

Searching for unique and affordable methods to liven up your walls or upgrade your decor? Look no further than the marvels of fabric. Textiles have more uses than simply covering your pillows. Available in styles and patterns galore, fabric can add both texture and color to a space, if it be as hanging wall art or a new headboard cover. Check out the shots for inspiration. You won’t be able to jump in the car to flee to Jo-Ann’s fast enough.

Lauren Liess Interiors

Rather than the traditional framed art over your child’s crib, consider developing a small canopy with fabric. You may make something similar to this at home using a bolt of cheap muslin, stencils and paint.

Cherie Marcel

Bored with your headboard? Update it by covering it with an assortment of fabric samples. In this example, the designer attached the samples with decorative tacks.

Stephanie Woody

For easy decorations for your holidays or the everyday, cover parts of artboard with fabric cutouts of your favourite designs.

sarah & bendrix

You can make the whole alphabet for your child’s bedroom by covering cardboard letters with colorful, fun fabric.

Amy Lau Design

Feel like your ceiling can use just a small texture? Adding a very long piece of fabric down the middle of your ceiling for a creative impact which begs your guests to look up.

Craig Denis

If you’ve got a certain fabric that you simply cannot get enough of, frame it. It will add color, dimension and interest to your space.

Studio Marcelo Brito

Go even further and framework many distinct kinds of fabrics for a whole textural gallery wall.

Craig Denis

If you think a quilt is simply for snuggling up indoors during films, it is time to re-asses its possible. Generally larger in size than most art, quilts create a beautiful statement piece when hung on display.

Vintage Renewal

Have a classic desk chair that is super comfy but hard on the eyes? Give it fresh life by covering the trunk in a mix of fabrics. Pick complementary colours and designs for an eclectic texture.

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DSA Architects

Even the simple act of draping a special fabric over a banister will offer your stairwell an entirely different look.

Laidlaw Schultz architects

Never underestimate the power of a beautiful throw. Toss one in your bed, sofa, dining table, wherever; its inclusion will bring immediate visual appeal.

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Give Your House Some Natural Curiosities

Hundreds of years back when explorers discovered new species of fauna and flora, they couldn’t whip their iPhones, take a snapshot and mail it back home. They really had to study said plants and creatures, draw them bring back specimens and have them symbolized by hand, whether in painting or drawing. Because engraving plates were created, many of these prints are still in circulation and add organic beauty to homes all over the world.

J.Banks Design Group

Soft greens and hot browns are improved by a Natural Curiosities turtle print.


Nile Voyage Turtle 1 – Natural Curiosities – $2,240

The bewitching turtle print seen above remains available for purchase. The turtle was discovered by Scottish Explorer James Bruce while investigating the Nile River in 1768; the image has survived for hundreds of years.

Vendome Press

Katie Ridder used classic Swedish bird prints from this glowing green dining room wall.

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

This proud pelican adds personality to the toned-down coastal design of the living room.

J.Banks Design Group

Spying an alligator or a crocodile for the first time must have been quite a jolt to explorers. This majestic creature is a superb choice over this console.

Brian Watford Interiors

Pressing leaves and flowers is a tradition which continues today. Finding classic styled pressed plants are always a true coup at the flea market.

Lisa Benbow – Designs that are Garnish

This 8-legged creature from the deep would be a perfect match over the headboard, and is the very interesting thing in the room.

Cristi Holcombe Interiors, LLC

More fascinating and bizarre sea creatures pack a layout punch, like the jellyfish represented from the Languishing Drifter prints.

Emily A. Clark

This informative article is peppered with pictures of oceanographic curiosities. The group works well together due to the black, black, white and deep blue colour palette.

Liz Williams Interiors

Sweet botanicals in equal frames and mats produce a gorgeous composition within this entryway.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

These dimmed botanicals play off the floral upholstery onto the dining seats.

Shell prints are another genre of character paintings and drawings. These colorful plates are improved with gilded frames.

Phoebe Howard

Vintage bird prints topped with tortoise shells add subtle coastal design for the home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Zuniga Interiors

Those explorers I said in the intro brought back original specimens when possible. Continuing this spirit, fan-shaped pieces of coral have been matted and framed. This works especially well with another organic sculptural components on the adjacent shelves.


American Flamingo Giclee Print by John James Audubon

Back in 1820, John James Audobon took a boat down the Mississippi River, which prompted many of his Birds of America drawings and watercolors. Because he tracked a topnotch foreign printer, his work survives today. One of the most famous prints, this proud flamingo, is a traditional image that brings a lot of attention.

Natural Curiosities

Lord Bodner’s Octopus Study Triptych Print – $3,550

This octopus triptych from Natural Curiosities makes a a large impact on a wall.


Cabinet of Natural Curiosities – $119.95

Back in the 18th century, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba amassed an unbelievable collection of specimans and commissioned examples of them. A wonderful way to enjoy gorgeous renderings of fauna and flora is simply leaving a copy of the Cabinet of Natural Curiosities out on the coffee table. I love to leave mine studying a page for a few days and then flipping to a new one.

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Decorating the Haus of Gaga

Lady Ga-Ga. Need we say more? This airy musician — who this week launched her newest record, Born This Way — has inspired everything from cans to icecream. You will never deny the effect her type has has received on the universe of layout no matter the way you are feeling about her songs or fashion sense.

Astonishingly though, it appears such as the star has little curiosity about bringing her daring and revolutionary appearances to her house. Pictures released of Ga-Ga huge Hollywood estate revealed a shockingly McMansion that was normal. Where were golden, the sequins, fake blood, and turns that are gothic? In honor of her newest record, we have come up with a group of layouts inspired by Ga-Ga strange fashion sense — seems that would feel at home in the Haus of Ga-Ga.

Charline Lancel

Recall Gaga’s bubble gown? It is difficult to think that that was really among her ensembles that are tame. Obviously, a number of these Eero Aarnio Bubble Seats will be right in the home in her pad.

Sonali shah

This area appears that it had been made for Ga-Ga herself. Together with the mod vibe, bubble seats, and bursts of colour, it is possible to practically see her dance across the area in a ensemble from “Poker-Face.” The scattering of spherical ceiling pendants are still another homage to her bubble gown.

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The blown-glass in this chandelier, the best bubble lighting-fixture seems just such as the bubbles on Ga-Ga notorious ensemble. A declaration piece in this way could look fantastic in Ga-Ga living area — but maybe lit up having a blue or pink light bulb to provide it that added Ga-Ga contact.

Peter Tow

Who could forget Girl Ga-Ga entry in the 2011 Grammys? Being taken in a a huge egg by four semi-nude guys is not something that is readily forgotten. Since her imaginative director clarified that she was “incubating” prior to her efficiency, a Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair could be a superb replacement between displays.

In the event the Egg Seat is too plain, a Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is a Gagaesque nesting spot on her to brood over her newest theory. (Even though the Uterus Chair could be a more suitable fit, for people who have observed her “Born This Way” video.)


Glitter, much more sparkle, metallics, and sequins. Gaga is a girl who adores her , quite points that are glossy. Including sparkle someplace surprising — like akitchen back-splash — is just like her.

As evidenced by her “Poor Romance” video, and several seethrough costume adjustments, Girl Ga Ga is a large supporter of lace. Rather than having a cookiecutter outside -inspired facade will be a a vintage but definitively Ga Ga contact to her house.

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Maybe Gaga’s most well-known lace ensemble was mask in the 2009 VMAs, head-dress, and the lace gown. A cardinal-coloured toilet with a lace as well as damask background -inspired mirror is a totally fearless strategy to pay homage to that particular ill-famed get up.

Ga-Ga is about play if nothing else. And she understands what colours work together to produce an assertion that is daring and huge. White and black are an enormous section of her sets, equally on stay concerts and audio movies. This bare room, emphasized by large light, a hearth that is hot, and touches of lace, attractiveness into a Gaga type that is more complex.

Lady Ga Ga also comprehends the energy of delusion, something which plays with a huge part in her concert events. A stairs such as this one would be an ideal fit in a property chock total of eccentricities.

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Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler Jere Sputnik Sculpture in C. Jere Sculptures – $995

By Jonathan Adler, Ga-Ga held a sparkle significantly in this way Sputnik sculpture as an ingredient of among her ensembles in the 2010 Grammys.


Fibril Console Dining Table By Arktura – $2,195

Another little court to her love Ga-Ga, of lace would value a coffeetable that will keep guests thinking as to where to place their coaster.

Aqua Creations

Bubbles Stool by Aqua Creations

This fecal matter is an excellent mixture of two components that epitomize Ga-Ga: metallics and bubbles. The legs give it a nearly animated look — the small creature that is perfect to nestle in a family area corner.

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Liquid Lamp by Kouichi Okamoto for Kyouei – $239

Gaga’s efficiency of “Paparazzo” throughout this year’s VMAs might be among her most most notable. The ending of the tune, where her “lifeless” human anatomy is hoisted up to the air, was a bit foretelling when it comes to a fresh subject in her clothes and movies: lots and lots of dripping blood. This small lamp that is smart may be a graphical means of keeping that layout component in her house.


Silver Hermit Crab – $1-9

Just one more Gaga ensemble that is ill-famed was glittery lobster head-piece and the see-through dress she wore after the London concert of her Monster Ball tour. Why a lobster, you would possibly inquire? Why maybe not? Bejeweled crab paperweight and this silver is a mo-Re useful approach to keep that ensemble living.

Calypso St. Barth

Tibetan Goat Pillow – $300

After the happy wearer of a faux-fur-onesie (yup, you heard that right), her love-affair with fluff can carry on with one of these fur pillows (even though she had likely favor imitation fur) while the onesie is tucked a way during summer.


Crochet Dining Table – $2,409

It is just proper that such a non-traditional layouts be symbolized in the Queen of avant garde house. The mild lace table is similar to Ga Ga lace getups. As we is aware of it, and just like her ensembles, this dining table defies the style of material. Manufactured from cotton crochet that was handcrafted, each dining table is woven, and after that joined with an epoxy glue, developing a strong but fine-appearing layout.

Armchairs And Emphasis Seats – $1,675

The essence of Gothic stylish, this velvet and wood-framed seat appears that it popped out of aframe from your “Alejandro” music-video, where Ga-Ga rules over her kingdom from an icy and dim castle.


Uncooked Steak Mild Change Plate Protect by abethepunk on Etsy – $6.50

Sporting uncooked meat definitely is not a point-of issue for Woman Ga-Ga while she is perhaps not a lover of fur. A somewhat sickening and weird concoction of uncooked meat strapped onto her body, her gown in the 2010 VMAs was a rather sight that is horrifying that no one needs to see. Let us hope she refrains from utilizing any raw sirloin in picks for this particular kitschy mild swap plate, and her house’s layout as an alternative.

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Greatest Means with Divisions

For decoration with natural components, the the large snow-storm now blanketing all the state does not just leave many choices. For fresh fruit, blossoms leaves, we’ll have to wait another month approximately. But branches? Well those can be found by anybody. Dust knock of the ice, off the snow, and beneath you’ll locate a decorating accent for anyplace at home. Below are a few ideas for making use of your twigs and limbs to great result.

Turn a branch for showing pictures or notes right into a clipboard. Just attach your finds using 2 or a clothespin.

An alluring long limb could possibly get a fresh lease on life. In this case panels hang from your branch, as well as a swath of material is sailed about to form a cosmetic valance.

Zuniga Interiors

Bring them inside to get a addition to your house whether there are any winter berries left on your limbs.

Here, a branch becomes a deconstructed accept a headboard.

Kasey Buick

In case your neighborhood florist has any branches that are blossoming snatch them up! They will give a good reminder of what we must look ahead spring to come.

Life in the Entertaining Lane

Take another look at boughs from driftwood or a thunderstorm; they could develop into a wall setup that is unique.

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Besides supplying a focus that is sculptural willows, with their pockets that are velvety, are a tactile handle that is pleasant.

Chelsea Atelier Architect, Computer

Aesthetic Outburst

This arrangement shows the home-owner’s group of birds that are classic.


You are unlikely to see these radically squiggly branches in your back yard. Instead, research to get a related sculptural on the internet for mitsumata branches, twig that is white.

Mounted into a part of wood, a manzanita branch holds ear rings and necklaces or standalone as a bit of natural artwork.

Amoroso Style

Branches that are tall perform as a display in this big living space, dividing the areas without obstructing the gaze of the eye.