Designing a home that serves you, your family, and god


I love the unexpected with home decor and I have been wanting to incorporate a little unexpected into my home. I find that nature can be very inspiring and bringing it indoors seemed to make sense so that’s just what I did.

Living in Florida we have PLENTY of palm trees of all kinds and they shed as much as any dog! So I thought, why not take this opportunity and reinvent the shedding palm and create a sculptural piece of art inside my home?

I am all about texture and with neutral colors you want to find pieces that have texture so it doesn’t get boring. The raw edges create an interesting look and it’s definitely a conversation starter!

There are a few things to remember when you bring the outdoors in. It is nature, it is outside, and it WILL have some creature on it. So what I did was hose the palm down and then I cleaned it with my all purpose cleaner. I let it air dry in the sun and once it was dry (and thoroughly inspected for bugs) I was able to bring it inside.

I knew that I wanted it to be a statement piece on our shelves we built in our living room space but they would look equally amazing hanging on a wall both vertically or horizontally or even propped up in the corner!

The head space is limited on the top shelf so I broke my palm into two pieces and created a layered look with them. The front piece was angled and secured with one single nail. These pieces are really light so no worries about it falling.

I created a simple asymmetric look by adding my collection of candlesticks to only one side. Now this was a tough one for my because I am ALLLLLL about symmetry but I have been wanting to get out of my comfort zone and create something that was a little different. I’d say the palm + asymmetry achieved just that!

So when was the last time you took a chance on doing something a little different with your home decor? Have you thought about bringing nature indoors for a unique and FREE addition to your decorating? I’d love to know what you did so share it in the comments.

Thank you for visiting today. I’d love for you to stop by my Instagram page @avelynlane and lets chat about your unexpected artwork and let me know what you thought about the post today. You can also check out more on our Facebook page Avelyn Lane. Come Pin with me too at our Pinterest.

May this season and all seasons bring you joy!




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