Lavender wall

lavender wall_Samantha Hahn

lavender wall detail_Samantha Hahn

I have not embarked on any home decor projects since we moved into our apartment a year and a half ago. In fact I’ve been so lax about doing anything after all the painting and moving in that we’ve been looking at a gaping space on the wall above our couch for over 6 months since we removed a big mirror hanging there thinking it could somehow spontaneously fall on someone’s head (unlikely but not worth the risk).

I’ve been trying to think of what to put there. I had a picture I made up for a little while and then took it down. I was thinking of blowing up a photo but never got to it. After seeing Rubi Jones’ studio wall I got inspired by the idea of a flower wall. I decided to use something meaningful, sweet smelling and at the same time something I happened to already have, the lavender we picked last summer on the North Fork. It was super easy to arrange into the composition I liked using washi tape (clear with pale green stripes) to hold the stems in place. Might be nice to add some pops of yellow with camomile or something. Perhaps I’ll get to it someday!?