Flowers Are Like Diamonds to Any Room, And Diamonds Are My (Very) Best Friends!

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I have introduced you to Bernadette Schaeffler, taste-maker, furniture designer and lifestyle expert extraordinaire. Right about now, if your home is like mine, it is loaded with dusty holiday ornaments that need to be put away and if I see another poinsettia I will scream.

It’s time for diamonds — which to Bernadette are flowers, but really diamonds for a room. I have never thought of flowers that way.

And like diamonds, I tend to prefer the real McCoy over the fake. However, some silk and fabric flowers are so wonderfully real looking I have succumbed, just like I wear CZ when travelling and get tons of compliments. That, plus the top of my mantel needs resurfacing thanks to a leaky pot — like implants, sometimes silicone is really better than Mother Nature!

Herewith, Bernadette’s floral secrets. Much, much more can be found on her blog!


Flowers can add a wonderful warmth to a home! In my opinion they are like jewelry and let every room sparkle. I love to mix and match and hand make unique custom design flower arrangements out of high quality silk flowers and would like to share this with you. These artistic arrangements have a real look and guarantee low maintenance.

Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

The todays technology makes silk arrangements look more lifelike than ever. I personally like silk flowers because in a long term they save you money and only little attention is needed if any! For some of my clients I do not glue the flower arrangements, so I can always rearrange or add silk flowers.

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I offer containers or take the one you wish and compliment it with a splendid arrangement. I am glad to brainstorm ideas with you and work with you or your designer on the process.



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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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