designing floral arrangements is one of my most favorite things to do. it is almost always a special occasion that i am creating designs for which makes it all the more fun. i usually start the process by getting inspired by something i find online, or have seen in the past. if they are for a client, the colors and style are dependant upon the occasion and color scheme if there is one. i rack my brain for hours, create countless designs in my head, then head to the floral shop. upon arrival into the frigid cooler packed with boxes and buckets and the intoxicating smell of thousands of flowers--i panic. it is totally self induced, i know it's coming, and i can never stop it.
i am overwhelmed by all the choices. somehow, mirculously, the design comes to life as i grab and bunch my choices together. 25 of this, 10 of that, a bunch of this, three of that...
if you have never tried your hand at floral design, i highly suggest you do. it is calming, creative, and it has been said that fresh flowers lift spirits...when's the last time you were upset you recieved flowers?!
a simple recipe is a couple small vases of the same bloom packed tight, a monochromatic garden style bouquet in a mason jar tied with raffia, or a bunch of tall greens placed in a clear glass jar or vase can be the perfect compliment to the kitchen or bath.
here are some great choices i am using for inspiration before i head off today to purchase my flowers:
happy holidays.... enjoy!