There are few better symbols of spring than bulbs emerging from the soil to break into color. After this snowy winter and slow-to-warm spring, I’m smiling a little broader than usual at the spring blossoms.
This week I explore how cut flower arrangements raise the impact of the photos and how the floral arrangements complement the design. In the opening the photo, the design is ample and rich, and the vase of peonies and mixed flowers spills petals in keeping with the almost over-flowing design. (Credit to interior designer Don Brady)
The organic vases and single blooms are a counter point that doesn’t overwhelm the modern lines of this sleek bathroom.
The bold vase and tight arrangement stands up to the strong angles of the table and the prominent grain of the wood.
The flowers add vibrancy against the neutral backdrop and black Asian ceramics.
A ceramic pocket with a burst of agapanthus sits atop the narrow metal fireplace mantel to add drama to the photo.
A handful of cut flowers add color and informality to the tabletop. Offsetting the stacked tableware additionally sets the informal tone.
In contrast, the symmetrical vase of hydrangeas mixed with carefully stacked plates offer more formality.
The arrangement achieves simplicity, variation and elegance.
These formal arrangements are in keeping with the classic elements of the architecture and furnishings.
The formal arrangement with asymmetry from the trailing tendrils play well with the rich woods and gold tones in the drapes.
The crystal vases and simple arrangements attract the eye in this tabletop shot.
The bold arrangement stands up to the orange of the dining table to become a focal point.
The color and shape of the flowers are vivid enough to draw attention from the patterned wallpaper behind.
A different effect is achieved with this vase and arrangement, as it rests softly and unassumingly on the vanity table to draw more attention to the architecture and wall covering.
The red vases, roses, and hand-blown glass plates accent the red fabric.
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