Holiday Winter Whites

The French White Design Class was inspired by a white on white color palette using subtle variations of classic European patterns. We combined white peonies, paper whites, istilbe, scabiosa, and hydrangea into herringbone patterned vases paired with a white damask table linen. For an added hint of traditional glamour, hand painted gold lemon leaves were incorporated into the centerpieces. Adorn your holiday wine or champagne gifts with fresh cedar, a peony and ribbon. Your hosts won’t forget who brought the good stuff! Last, we covered tips on floral gift garnishing!  Take a look, enjoy and Happy Holidays!

A place setting from our “French White holiday Design Class”

Garnish your gifts with painted gold lemon leaves, Brazilian berries, cedar, pine and gold mesh ribbon. The best thing about these materials is that they can be prepared ahead time and last up to 10 days.

Adorn your holiday wine or champagne gifts with fresh cedar, a peony and ribbon. Your hosts won’t forget who brought the good stuff!


Moroccan Rose

July’s floral design class, Moroccan Rose, highlighted spicy rose varieties in turmeric tones with pops of fuchsia.  We blended Cherry Brandy, Free Spirit, and Darcy Roses with hints of freesia. Below are some simple DIY entertaining ideas on how to bring the spirit of Marrakesh to your next fall soirée!

For an entry way buffet or bar, bunch roses in vases and place on a tray adorned with Moroccan style votives and scattered petals.

For an arrangement, blend florals of analogous colors together in a vase covered in a similar color fabric

For a simple illuminated centerpiece, float petals and candles in sparkly gold bowls accented with glowing votives.

Edible Summer Still Life Centerpiece

Brighten up your summer soiree with an Edible Still Life centerpiece!

Here’s a few simple tips on how to combine seasonal fruits and blooms for your table top, buffet, or bar arrangement:

  1. Select coordinating seasonal fruits and place on a platter,  pedestal or within a bowl.   For a fresh citrus mix, combine lemons and limes.  Or, tangerines on their own for a vibrant pop of color.  For a berry theme, try strawberries and black berries.  OR, go green with solid Granny Smith apples.
  2.  For added juicy texture,  slice a a couple  lemons, limes, or tangerines in half and nestle them in with the whole fruits.
  3. Finally, tuck clusters of long lasting flower blooms into the fruit and your still life arrangement is complete! Main tip is to keep it simple and impactful by choosing fruits and blooms that are of like color. See below for ideas on fruit and flower combinations.