large dried palm leaf. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve noticed a new trend in floral arranging lately and it entails dried, and well, dead floral elements of nature. but if you’re anything like me you may tend to find these imperfect former beauties rather stunning. flowers, abandoned branches, and foliage turn a new corner and are reborn so to speak, giving them a new life of celebratory decay — faded, sentimental and often very romantic. a very wabi-sabi kind of vibe. i’ve taken to saving my dried out bouquets and randomly collecting brittle palm fronds and pampas grass in the park on my walks with lucy. if you see someone in L.A. carting away the pleated carcass of a former palm tree, that’ll be me — no shame, no gain. and hey — they’re free! foraging at its finest.

bedroom with neutral bedding and decor. / sfgirlbyaby

dried floral inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bottles with dried florals. / sfgirlbybay

dreid protea flower. / sfgirlbybay

dried floral arrangement inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm leaf as decor. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm fronds as decor. / sfgirlbybay

girl in white dress in front of dried palm leaves. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm leaves. / sfgirlbybay

dried floral arrangement in minimalist living space. / sfgirlbybay

dried flowers in small vintage glass bottles. / sfgirlbybay

dried branches and flowers in glass vases. / sfgirlbybay

dried palm leaf as decor. / sfgirlbybay

dried floral arrangement in ceramic jug. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: studio 903; @forestbound; @lotfilotfi; the socialite family; dried protea via @lupineandluna; the socialite family; @saarmanche; @the_corner_palm; the socialite family; @ginnybranch; turbulances deco; beach riot; Suzy Parker, Harper’s Bazaar, March 1959, photo by Richard Avedon; dry palm tree leaf on canvas; @swsco; @eefjedeconinck; @saarmanche; @meghanmehan photography via @magnoliarouge; @b.r.a.e.r; in/out design blog; the socialite family; archite space; the socialite family.

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