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    Interior Chatter — boxwood

    O&F Boxwood Wreaths ~ Wedding Décor For All Seasons!

    O&F Boxwood Wreaths ~ Wedding Décor For All Seasons!

    If you love Boxwood wreaths as much as we do, then you’re already in on the secret – they’re not just for the holiday season. Our O&F evergreen leaves are preserved to last up to one year and are easily incorporated into any seasonal décor. 

    With the warmer months on the horizon, and traditional wedding season not far behind, we’ve been exploring all the ways we can incorporate our custom made boxwood wreaths into spring and summer wedding party design.

    From romantic and whimsical chandeliers to alternative bouquets, the wreaths add outdoor charm and unique style to any wedding party, and are an endless source of inspiration.

    Place Settings

    Smaller boxwood wreaths create a simple and classic place setting feature, and are one of our favourite rustic wedding table inspirations. Adding ribbon and name tags are perfect for assigned seating receptions. And you can even use them as a gift for your guests to enjoy all year long.

    Centrepieces

    Our larger boxwood wreaths can be used as centrepieces as well. It’s a great way to bring a touch of the outdoors to a indoor reception, and a simple and chic way to create rustic appeal. Light some candles, incorporate some wild flowers and quickly transform any table into an imaginative fairytale.

    Seating

    From chairs and benches to church pews and barns, boxwood wreaths make the perfect seating accessory. It’s a fun way to dazzle up your space, and once again – a simple and stunning way to add rustic romance to your design.

    Chandeliers

    We just love the idea of using boxwood wreaths as chandeliers. Easily hung with ribbon from just about any foundation, they will convert any farmhouse barn into a fairytale of your dreams. 

    Bouquets

    As an alternative to the traditional flower bouquets for the bridal party, boxwood wreaths make a stunning, chic and creative choice. Simply tie with a ribbon and voila! You’ve got gorgeous “bouquets” that the girls can take home as a keepsake gift.

    Transportation

    Last but not least, you can even add a boxwood wreath to your wedding exit! Large wreaths with your new initials or a wedding message make for fun transportation décor. Whether you’re traveling by car, limo or golf cart (we hope not for the sake of your dress!) – our boxwood wreaths create a touch of rustic romance along the way.

    Don't forget to head to our Etsy Shop now (Oscar French Linen) to view all boxwood wreaths for 10% OFF ~ through March 1st. Just in time for wedding season! 

    Top 5 Wedding Colour Palettes For Spring 2017

    Top 5 Wedding Colour Palettes For Spring 2017

    We can't get enough of spring weddings. It's the season of new beginnings, after all, what better way to celebrate than with the start of a new commitment of love?!

    And this year's Pantone Colour of The Year - greenery - provides the perfect base to create the rustic, romantic wedding of your dreams. From design and decor, to fashion and food, greenery pairs perfectly with some of our favourite hues. 

    GREEN & GOLD

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    Green and gold creates a whimsical, boho chic atmosphere for your special day. Give your hairpiece or wedding dress some extra golden sparkle, grab some gold lettered balloons, boxwood wreaths with gold ribbons and have your tables set like the fairy queen that you are.

    GREEN & BLUSH

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    Choosing blush pink and green for your wedding colours offers endless opportunity for true, blissful romance. Be unique with a blush wedding dress, choose traditional light pink roses and don't be afraid to experiment with invitations. Table linens (tablecloths, runners and napkins) are one of our favourite accents for a blush theme - offering the perfect setting for a rustic cake and/or centrepiece. 

    GREEN & SLATE BLUE

    wedding colours, wedding decor, wedding linens, boxwood wreaths

    Green and slate blue is one of our personal favourite palettes of the year. From Linens and invitations, to muted blue succulent flowers and cakes, slate blue offer a natural, peaceful atmosphere for your romantic day. And it pairs perfectly with greenery decor, like boxwood wreaths, centrepieces and bouquets. 

    GREEN & BEIGE

    wedding colours, wedding decor, wedding linens, boxwood wreaths

    For the true hippie brides at heart choose green and beige. You can play around with texture and colour, from different textiles like linen, burlap and wood, to various shades of tan, taupe and brown. Wrap twine on your invitations, go with a classic, neutral bouquet and add some nature to your cake for a dreamy landscape like no other. 

    GREEN & GREY

    wedding colours, wedding decor, wedding linens, boxwood wreaths

    Close to slate blue, but a bit more muted, we love a simple grey and green wedding palette. Grey men's suits with a green tie, an ombre cake and table linens are just a few of our favourite grey wedding ideas. The colour feels light and airy with a sense of mystery - we love it! 

    5 Ways To Create A Farmhouse Christmas On A Budget

    5 Ways To Create A Farmhouse Christmas On A Budget

    Each year when the holiday season rolls around we find ourselves in the typical Pinterest black hole (we all know so well). In constant search of new and original festive decor. 

    To make it a little easier this year we've gathered our top 5 ideas for creating the perfect farmhouse Christmas, even when you don't have much to spare after gift shopping. 

    1. USE WHAT YOU HAVE

    Have a pair of ice skates in the garage? Or perhaps an old lantern in storage? These can both be easily repurposed as winter decor items. A quick clean up and a fresh coat of red paint later and all you need to find is the right setting to create a vintage, country style holiday space. And the best part is you didn't spend a dime. 

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    2. BURLAP, BURLAP AND MORE BURLAP

    Burlap fabric can be found for excellent prices online and in stores. And it's one of our favorite go-to's when decorating a cottage farmhouse style home. Add it to wreaths, banisters, mantles, trees, you name it - burlap can make it a little festive. 

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    3. ALWAYS ADD A TOUCH OF GREEN

    Boxwood wreaths are the perfect touch of rustic charm to any farmhouse space, especially during the holiday season. It's fun to play around with different ribbons and uses, from table centrepieces and chair decor, to the more traditional doors and walls - the wreaths will last you all year long (making them an economical choice) and add a classic touch of christmas spirit to any room.  

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    4. DIY YOUR HEART OUT

    Pinterest is also heaven for any DIY fans. And when you're working with a tight budget, what better time of year to get your craft on? A few of our favorite DIY festive ideas include adding paint and glitter to pine cones (simple, but stunning) and wall art including lyrics to your favorite christmas carol. Go to town, and use what you already have in the house - paper, markers and glue still go a long way. 

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    5. DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE RED

    Literally any red item you have in the house, use it. Your kid has a red toy truck or old red wagon, clean them up and find a spot for them. Red Flyer wagon's are a great place to stack gifts next to the tree, and a toy truck can make a perfect little vintage touch to the mantle. Ribbons, wrapping paper, ornaments - all of these items can all be used to add the perfect finishing touch of red. 

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    What's The Difference? Farmhouse vs. Shabby Chic

    What's The Difference? Farmhouse vs. Shabby Chic

    You hear the words "Shabby Chic" and you think soft cottage style with distressed, vintage items. This can also include new items made to look old, or reused materials turned into something different (such as using old doors or shutters as a headboard). 

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    You hear the words 'Farmhouse Style" and you picture a rustic, country look with earth tones and natural textures (such as wood and greenery). This includes other organic items like burlap and twine, as well as cottage style items like mason jars and linen

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    When you start hunting for either style, you begin to see the line between the two blurs. Shabby chic is a term that was created in the early Eighties by a British designer in an interview with the American 'The World of Interiors' magazine. But it was Rachel Ashwell that created the movement.

    She used shabby chic as well when she described her style in the early Eighties. It then became so popular that she trademarked the term in 1989. She started the shabby chic, french country chic on the west coast and it spread like wildfire.

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    More recently, you see the words "Farmhouse Style" being used to describe what looks like, in many ways (to us), shabby chic style. With the immense popularity of Joanna and Chip Gaines, the "Fixer Upper" style took over in the past few years, creating a new way of looking at both shabby chic and farmhouse style. 

    Joanna loves to use shiplap, rustic wreaths and greenery, as well as linen and burlap and industrial farmhouse items. It's almost as if shabby chic has evolved into farmhouse style. Or perhaps farmhouse style took what it liked from shabby chic and added it's own twist? farmhouse style, joanna gaines, fixer upper

    We don't know exactly how to pinpoint it, but either way you look at it -  farmhouse style can be shabby chic, but not all shabby chic interiors are farmhouse style. Just a little interior chatter this week as we search for our own interior inspiration. What do you lean towards when designing your interiors? Farmhouse or Shabby Chic? 

    Xx, 

    O&F