Also in the current issue of Flutter is this woodland tabletop I styled with the work of the amazing floral designer Francoise Weeks as part of Florabundance‘s design days. Shot in the incredible fern garden at Lotusland, I knew the second I say this enormous stag fern that this would be the perfect for Francoise‘s woodland inspired arrangements. I styled the table with simple taupe linen from Porch, driftwood benches from Elan Event Rentals, and teak chargers also from Elan. Valerie Rice of Eat Drink Garden made a simple pea salad, crostini, and cumquat drink to compliment the table design. In lieu of a traditional printed menu, Rebekah Miles painted on oversized tropical leaves. I love how this table turned out. And you can check out the full spread in Flutter Mag issue 6.
For our on-going fashion to table series we tapped Santa Barbara native, Samantha of Could I have that? for a shoot themed around classic denim. I found these perfect napkins from Terrain as a jumping off point and then found a vintage indigo linen from Mate Gallery for an authentic denim texture. Add in the sickessssst chargers also from Terrain and copper accents in the silverware and placecard (a nod to the copper rivets in a classic denim) and this table came together quickly.
Kim from Toast did beautiful, feminine, white flowers and brought the most perfect bar cart which I styled with lemon and a huge rose vine Kim foraged. Anelise Salvo did some simple hand lettering for the menu on lucite and I hung it above the table. Special thanks to San Ysidro Ranch for hosting us and for Arna Bee for the beautiful photos. To see more of this story, grab your copy of Flutter Magazine at Barnes & Nobles or right here. See more as well on Flutter’s blog, right here and on Could I have that? right here.
Photographer: Arna Bee
Host: Could I have that?
Location, Food & Beverage: San Ysidro Ranch
Table & Bench: The Tent Merchant
Containers & platters: Hudson Grace
Cocktail Glasses & platters: Porch
Indigo Linen: Mate Gallery
Glassware: Diani Living
Florals: Toast Santa Barbara
Hand lettering: Anelise Salvo
I asked Camille of Camilla Floral Design to create a chic arrangements that anyone could re-create for their Gal-entine’s festivities for Flutter’s blog. You can see the full post right here. From Camille:
“I wanted a bold, bright color palette that felt fun and appropriate for a bunch of girls hanging out. I envisioned a group of creative women, all in fields of design, having dinner before going out dancing. The paint swatch wall added a bold swath of color that was easy to DIY, and the geometry of the squares and rectangles reflected other geometric shapes I used throughout: a gold and copper hex pattern I painted on the wood vases, the square ceramic dishes with floating blooms, the votive holders, even a gold hex print on the tumblers. I painted the bottom half of the white ceramic bud vases copper to match the copper print on the wood vases. It’s so easy to customize inexpensive vases like these. Kelly had the idea to use extra paint swatches as a runner under the flowers. The finished table feels modern and fun, and the scale of the floral design is something anyone can achieve with flowers from the farmer’s market.”
Here’s how to create your own arrangement:
1. Allow fresh flowers at least two days to open up fully, especially the amaryllis.
2. I spray painted some of the camellia leaves copper and let them dry.
3. I begin with the larger, heavier flowers. In this case, a couple stems of amaryllis. I like to let their heavy heads rest just over the rim of the vase. I did the same with a few of the peonies; these big flowers will provide a backdrop for the more delicate sweet peas and ranunculus to float over.
4. Then, I add some of the camellia leaves for longer, leggy lines and to create a framework for the other flowers.
5. I added garden roses next, using clusters of two or three, followed by the rest of the peonies.
6. The ranunculus and sweet peas are last, adding some ‘bounce’ and looseness. If you try to implement the ranunculus too early, they get smooshed and lost among the bigger flowers. Their shape is just too epic for that!
7. Last, I adjust some of the camellia leaves for contrast among all the shades of pink.
Photography: Lacie Hansen
Floral Design & Concept: Camellia Floral Design
I’m not super to into V-day, but I am down for any excuse to drink champagne and sit at a pretty table. Camille from Camellia Floral Design wanted to create a modern hot pink table mixed with gold and brass accents for a faux Gal-entine’s day brunch for Flutter’s blog.
I pulled organic white ceramic plates from Porch, along with wood, gold, and brass elements to go with the floral containers. While at Porch we found the perfect salt and pepper holder for the table and hexagon mercury glass candle holders that echoed the hex pattern Camille painted on the containers. Camille adhered paint chips to wall behind the table to create a little backdrop and I used the left over paint chips on the table as an runner. Pink juice plus champagne with pomegranate seeds added even more color in the most insane gold dipped glasses. At each setting I floated a gold leaf tray with one sweet pea for a further pop of color.
You can pop over to Flutter for their feature on this table right here and tomorrow, I’ll show you how Camille put together this floral arrangement so you can create it for your best gal-pal Valentine’s day brunch!
Photography: Lacie Hansen
Floral Design & Concept: Camellia Floral Design
Tabletop Props: Porch
Napkins: Hudson Grace
Linens: La Tavola
Back in March I spoke at Enjoy Event’s Co workshop about styling. I put together a farmer’s market inspired table, pulling pretty rainbow chard, artichoke, radiccio from Root’s Farm and plants from Ace Hardware. My goal was to make this table as green as possible (leftover decor = food, and the plants now live on my porch) and also easy to replicate. For containers, Found provided some of their insane collection of vintage trophies and I mixed in some galvanized aluminum pieces from one of my favorite local boutiques, Porch. And I finally got to use Casa de Perrin’s collection of heath china (how pretty are those plates). Each setting was also set with a little snack for guests of dried fruit and nuts. Thanks for having me ladies!
Photographer: Michael Radford
Styling: Kelly Oshiro
China/Glassware/Flatware: Casa de Perrin
I love me a good brunch situation and when Kim, the editor of Flutter Magazine, asked me to style a modern, Nordic, take on brunch I was wayyy on board. The amazing Ayda Robana made the most incredible spread with quick pickles (obsessed), buckwheat pancakes, frisee salad with poached eggs and pork belly (hello, yum) all paired with amazing artisanal hot chocolate by Jessica Foster Confections. Nancy Neil captured all the action perfectly and also hosted our little soiree at her amazing cabin. We shot this on my birthday and it was certainly the best way to spend it! To see more of the spread, pick up a PRINT copy of the magazine here or visit the Flutter blog here.
Photography: Nancy Neil
Food: Om Sweet Mama
Hot chocolate: Jessica Foster Confections
Rentals: Yeah! Rentals
Menus: Lazaro Press
Champagne Bar: Corks n’ Crowns
Flowers: Fabulous Florals
I was super honored to teach Flutter magazine’s first ever workshop, The Art of Arrangements with some of the most stunning seasonal fall flowers from Fabulous Florals (which PS sells to everyday floral enthusiasts not just florists). Joel Serrato came out and shot the fun on FILM and, of course, a little champs was involved. Le Petite Chef made a spread of bite-sized lady like treats including pumpkin whoopie pies (yum). I demostrated a basic taping technique, explained how to use foliage to create the initial shape of an arrangement, how to build and place flowers for maximum effect. Then everyone got to work playing with flowers. I pulled a variety of china, flatware and glassware from Town & Country Event Rentals and then each student got to design their own little tabletop setup. For my setup, I went with a more modern vibe and used velvet midori ribbon as an accent. It was so much fun to meet so many awesome ladies and play with flowers! And stay tuned, I’ll be teaching another intimate workshop soon…
Photography: Joel Serrato
Flowers: Kelly Oshiro
Food: Le Petite Chef
Flowers provided by: Fabulous Florals
Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals
Prop Rental: Vintage Vignettes
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