I do believe Thoreau had it right, "simplify, simplify", but I disagree with him a bit on details.
This was the first version of my winter mantel - pleasant, yet something was missing.
You can see by the finished mantel that a little detail (greenery in this case) finishes off the look.
I spent the past week freshening up the guest room.
It all started when I found this scarf in the attic as I was "simplifying".
The wool scarf was joined by a wooden box and a knitted scarf found in the attic (saved from the donation pile)
to add some interest to the guest room.
And you'll notice that just like the mantel, greenery adds a little interest.
The old door in the guest room got an update
and staying on theme, a little greenery dresses up the chalkboard.
A bag full of flowers
hangs on a cabinet door.
And an urn full of rosemary
is just what "Little Man" needed.
As I wrote this post, I decided (I hope Thoreau might agree) that flowers aren't details, they are essentials.
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I wanted to give a shout out to Ramsign for the cute Guest Room sign I won on a giveaway Linda of A La Carte hosted.