This is me, at age five in our back garden, wearing a dress that was smocked by my mum (how did she find the time for that??!!). I remember she would always comb my hair off to the side and pop a Kirby grip in. It looks like I just plucked those lupines, guess I loved flowers back then, too!
Here nature has been brought inside in a wonderfully elegant way. We anchored the Manzanita tree in heavy cement, sprayed the branches and container a shimmery gold, added gorgeous textural ribbon and then arranged beautiful flowers at the base. Sweet hanging candles lit up the night.
Masks are an integral part of Mardi Gras culture. During early Mardi Gras celebrations hundreds of years ago, mask wearers could mingle with people of all different classes and could be whomever they desired, at least for a few days. On this night, they provided Today, they provided a whimsical, bold focal point for the evening's ball.
Elegant florals graced some of the larger tables, each in a gold vase resting on Venetian style linens. Royal blue feathers nestled amoungst the white flowers and tied in the rest of the decor.
This floral was created with some specific specs.... it was to be placed on a long, narrow wooden table in a Mexican restaurant and had to liven up some rather dull decor. Since the celebration was a husband's birthday we didn't want it to be too soft or feminine. So, thinking chile peppers and a sunny climate we washed the box with a thin coat of blue and popped in some vibrant shades with just a hint of greenery. Mission accomplished and we had one very happy wife!
This job was somewhat of an unusual request. A plumbing company was hosting a special event and they asked me if I could make their fixtures more beautiful?! I had to laugh when I first saw my ‘flower pots!’ The company’s logo is green so we decided on a blue green combination. I filled the toilet tank with larkspur, delphinium, hydrangea, blue thistle, bells of Ireland and hanging green amaranthus. Nothing like fresh florals to add a little softness and frivolity!
The ombre is characterized as a progession of colors, most often a gradient look from lighter shades to darker shades. The ombre trend has spread into many industries in the design world. From high fashion clothing to hair coloring to interior design... and now unsurprisingly, floral arrangements!
For this colorful arrangement, I used a myriad of shapes and textures but mainly focused on the sweep from light to dark within each colorway. For these designs long, narrow containers are best so you can see the gradations. With so many shades to choose from the linens and napkins could go in any direction!
Here is a simple wintery birch themed cocktail centerpiece complete with fresh cedar sprigs and frosty pine cones.
We created Frosty's Top Hat, complete with classic Christmas ribbon, sparkly poinsettias and a sprinkle of snow - perfect to perch on the table or wear!
A travel theme centerpiece is a fun way to share your favorite destinations with your guests. Each table, instead of having a number, features a special destination in the world with cultural elements such as iconic buildings, leisure activities, the country's flag, specialty foods, etc. Here is a selection of some favorites!
Countries: USA, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Denmark, Spain, China, Israel, Costa Rica, Japan, Russia, Canada, France
This floral was designed for a darling 13 year old's bat mitzvah. She chose a "Fashion Theme" and wanted a Juicy Couture feel with fuchsia, soft pink and black. Besides roses, hydrangeas and queen Anne's lace we used lisianthus, veronica and clover. Each table was named after a famous fashionista and the whole ensemble was placed on a "Roses Fuchsia" linen, enhanced with gold votives and acrylic jewels.
Photos courtesy of Scott Lasky Photography
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