The issue of using fake flowers and greenery in decorating is generally a very divisive topic among decorators. There are those who think everyone should make weekly trips to the florist or flower market for flowers to freshen up their homes, and that all fake blooms and greenery are terribly tacky.
And then there are those of us who believe that filling a house with real flowers may be nice for special occasions, like a nice dinner party. But for everyday life, decorating with nice fakes is a brilliant solution–especially for those of us who don’t have green thumbs, who have allergies, who have small children and pets, and who simply don’t have the time or desire that is necessary to constantly attend to and refresh the flower population in our households.
(Can you tell which side I’m on in this debate?) 🙂
[photos via www.silkflowers.com]
I’m sure this debate has been raging on for decades, and it’s certainly one of those topics on which we will ever reach a consensus. But let me just say…when I see a high end store like Atelier Abigail Ahern open up a flower shop where all of the flowers are faux, I’m pretty sure I’m in good company.
So on which side of this debate are you?