I am addicted to HGTV renovation shows. Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Love it or List it… I am just obsessed with “the big reveal!” And, I often try to implement the styles, DIY fixes, and interior design tricks that I learn from the TV design pros. But, one aspect of the “after” always eluded me – the abundance of gorgeous, lush greenery in every room, even rooms with no windows. I simply don’t have time to maintain perfectly clipped topiaries or even remember to water potted plants. But, then I learned the secret from TV design pros… oftentimes, they actually use high quality silk greenery instead of real plants!
Since silk greenery requires very little maintenance, apart from the occasional cleaning, it is the perfect solution for busy homeowners. Plus, high quality silk wreaths and topiaries look so realistic. Silk greenery provides all the visual “life” of real plants — just what my home was missing!
Unfortunately, my local options for silk greenery are limited and far from professional looking. The selection of flowers, wreaths and plants at popular chain stores such as Michaels Crafts or AC Moore are all so obviously faux.
So, where do the pros shop for fabulous silk greenery? Commercial Silk International!
Commercial Silk International is a leading manufacturer of artificial plants and even planters. They have a huge selection of premium quality pieces, made for both indoor and outdoor use.
One of my personal favorites is the lavender wreath pictured. With all the snow we’ve had this year, I am already pining for spring. And, this lovely wreath is a stunning reminder that spring will come again.
This twig wreath measures 23″ and features not only silk greenery, but also realistic looking sprigs of faux lavender in a range of color from barely-there lilac to deep, rich purple. It’s a wreath that instantly reminds me of the breathtaking lavender fields of Provence. This is a charming accent and pairs beautifully with my French Country décor, but would look equally lovely on a front door.
Other favorites include a range of topiaries, especially bay leaf topiaries (for a change from traditional boxwood), as well as preserved pieces including preserved artichoke balls!
To see the entire line, visit Commercial Silk International.
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DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a sample of the beautiful lavender wreath from Commercial Silk International in order to fully evaluate the product and provide honest feedback. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be beneficial for my readers.
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