In general, artificial flowers are sacrilegious to me — the beauty of fresh flowers lies not only in their form, but in their transiency. So, I wouldn't normally recommend bringing fakes into your home, but I will make an exception. Independent stylist and special projects editor for Elle Decor Carlos Mota has released a new collection of silk floral arrangements for HSN that are seriously chic and quite deceiving to the eye. My favorite is this CASA Carlos Mota Hydrangea Flower Bouquet ($49.95), with its sultry blues and Spring greens. Each arrangement comes in a modern, rippled, white ceramic vase. In the case that you do pick one of these up, please do not use it as a centerpiece; instead, use them to brighten a corner, where they can fit into your home in a more subtle manner.
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