Mid-Century Modern Floral Design

Our floral design class, The Parker, was inspired by mid-century modern design. Characteristics for this genre include clean, organic lines and shapes often combined with bold pops of color and geometric patterns. We translated the look into an arrangement of delicate dahlias paired with textured air plants, pin cushions, crespedia, chrysanthemums, poppy pods and succulents.

For the tabletop design, we pulled in a happy, sun-drenched color palette of yellow, orange and green reminiscent of The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs – a favorite get away and example of mid-century modern.

Details of this style include white ceramic vases allowing for the vibrant blooms and geometric patterned tablecloth to shine without completing. Miniature satellite arrangements composed of chrysanthemums and succulents adorn this day or evening (just add candles!) tabletop. For a finishing touch, add a simple, cut succulent to each napkin. And, in case you’re wondering, these succulents will last just fine out of water for several hours!

Live. Breathe. Bloom.

  • FLOWER VARIETIES: Dahlias (*note on dahlias – these are delicate and should be kept out of the sun and in the cool) crespedia, air plants, pin cusions, poppy pods, succulents and chrysanthemums.
  • COLOR PALETTE: Bold blocks of yellow, orange, green and white.
  • VASES: Cylindrical white ceramic.
  • LINEN:  Retro melon Linen from La Tavola Linens.
  • CHINA: Off white matte Lucca Plates from Bright Event Rentals.