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Oversize Branches Are a Designer’s Best-Kept Styling Secret

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photography by Martina Gemmola; Interior architecture and styling by Pipkorn Kilpatrick Flower arrangements are nice and all until you realize you’ve just spent your life savings replacing them with fresh bunches. The next time you decide to go off the grid, get back to nature, or rake the yard, bring a few oversize branches back home with you. “Branches are my go-to secret weapon for adding foliage to a room with little maintenance,” reveals San Francisco–based designer Clara Jung. Whether dried, bare, or flowering, decorative sticks can add height to a vignette, set the mood for a holiday dinner, or...

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This Once-Boring Color Is Getting a Rebrand (and We’re On Board)

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“What’s your favorite color?” is one ice-breaker that never gets old, even though the answer is pretty predictable: blue, green, or, on occasion, yellow. But what about brown? It wasn’t until we met Melissa Colgan, a designer who loves every shade, from chestnut to chocolate, that we started to question its drab reputation. “Every space needs a bit of brown,” says Colgan, whose Washington D.C. apartment is filled with sepia-toned furnishings and coffee-tinged fabrics. Colgan was methodical about her approach, juxtaposing dark chocolates with ochre, raspberry, and periwinkle—softer pastels that pick up on the patina of antique textiles. “The key to finding the right...

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Oversize Branches Are a Designer’s Best-Kept Styling Secret

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photography by Martina Gemmola; Interior architecture and styling by Pipkorn Kilpatrick Flower arrangements are nice and all until you realize you’ve just spent your life savings replacing them with fresh bunches. The next time you decide to go off the grid, get back to nature, or rake the yard, bring a few oversize branches back home with you. “Branches are my go-to secret weapon for adding foliage to a room with little maintenance,” reveals San Francisco–based designer Clara Jung. Whether dried, bare, or flowering, decorative sticks can add height to a vignette, set the mood for a holiday dinner, or...

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