There is a quiet beauty in branches… often overlooked and under appreciated during the grey days of winter. Against the horizon the branches form lovely patterns of lace. But if you take them at face value what you get is their sculptural quality and the simplicity of their form. In an interior space they create a very distinct statement, requiring little help or explanation. They can fill a large volume of space without completely dominating it by delineating the negative spaces within.
Entry of the 2009 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas House via Things That Inspire
Bare wintry branches giving way to spring’s blossoms is a welcome sight, especially early on when the buds are forced.
For centuries the beauty of branches has been captured in chinoiserie style wall papers giving style and character to the spaces they adorn. The following four interiors have been transformed into extraordinary spaces because of the wall features.
Bathroom images via http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/
Furnishings and fixtures double as art and utilitarian objects...
Handrail by Shawn Lovell Metalworks
A beautiful gilded free-form looking branch chandelier
Songbirds Mirror by Carol Canner (hand painted) from Carvers Guild
Hmmm… I think it is time to get the loppers out and head out to my woods.