I’m so excited to share this merry floral crown idea that is featured in the current issue of Flutter Magazine. You can check out the feature here and here’s how to re-create the look yourself.
First up, lets assemble the materials. You will need:
- straight wire
- floral wire
- pretty ribbon
- floral tape
- floral shears
- flowers, I’m using red dahlias, orange ranunuclus and dusty miller
Begin by making mini bunches of flowers and tie them together with floral tape.
Take the straight wire and cut to about 9″. Attach ribbon with a glue gun on either end so you can tie the floral headdress around your head.
Then, working in one direction, attach you flower bundles until you’ve completely covered the wire.
And ta da! You’re done, now you can sport flowers in your hair whenever you feel like. Enjoy!
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Today I’m super excited to welcome Camille of Modern Day Designs to Santa Barbara Chic! Camille was kind enough to design this soft wintery blue tablescape featuring peonies, succulents, astrania, and muscari. Patrick Moyer came out to capture the pretty on film, Town & Country set the table with their pretty rentals and Florabundance provided the pretty blooms.
Camille used a soft palette of peach with touches of blue and white.
A glass dome held a succulent in a footed silver container.
White peonies and chocolate queen anne’s lace created texture in the arrangement. For the place setting, Town & Country’s provence china and pearl handled flatware created a slightly French feel.
My white garden chairs just happened to work perfectly with Camille’s design!
Containers were a mix of silver and glass and held gorgeous winter white peonies from Florabundance.
My personal favorite, muscari, was arranged simply in a glass vase.
And finally a single strand of Astrania was placed at each place setting. Thank you, Camille for desiging this pretty winter table just for Santa Barbara Chic!
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For this week’s Flower Chic I’m keeping it really romantic and classic with a soft cream bouquet.
I used soft, locally grown, garden roses from Florabundance mixed with queen anne’s lace, tulips and eucalyptus.
I wrapped the bouquet in a strip of torn linen and then layered this beautiful lace trim I bought at Michael Levine’s.
To make this bouquet you will need:
-2 bunches of garden roses
-1 bunch of tulips
-1 bunch queen anne’s lace
-1 bunch eucalyptus
-Green floral tape
-torn linen (or other nuetral colored fabric, muslin would work too)
-pearl headed pins
As will all bouquets, its extremely helpful to have a mirror handy when you’re arranging your bouquet. It will allow you to see all angles while you’re working and make sure you get a nice round shape. Looking for my flower arranging ideas? And to see all Flower Chic posts click right here.
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A few weeks ago I had a chance to meet with Kirsten of Blue Magnolia. She’s a doll and the local florist to the stars (and we’re working together soon, so excited!). And she just opened the most adorable floral shop in Summerland.
I stopped by her grand opening event this past Saturday and its really too sweet for words. I mean, milk glass for sale? Yes, please.
Here is some of her recent stunning work, shot by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie. I love the orchids and soft purple glass, so pretty.
To learn more about Kirsten check out her website here, or visit her shop at 2246 Lillie Ave in Summerland.
Photos: 1,2, 4: Infocus Studio 3. Beaux Arts Photographie
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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Sangas of Cody Floral Design. I simply adore these modern tabletops she did for a showcase at the Santa Barbara Polo Fields. I love the bright, summery colors, and how she used the split down the tables to act as a holder for the tall papyrus. Its both dramatic and functional.
I also love the poesys of calla lilies wrapped with wire because:
1. I’m obsessed with callas lilies.
2. I love when an interesting and different material is combined with flowers.
Be sure to visit Laura’s website for more of her inspiring work!
(All photos by the oh-so-talented, Melissa Musgrove.)
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On Saturday I met with Camilla at the Biltmore and she showed some of photos of her gorgeous work. Her style is versatile, but her passion for color is obvious.
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I met Camille of Modern Day Designs last week and she is such a nice lady with a great eye. She shares the similar sentiment with me about flowers, more is not always more. I love the simple aisle decoration below that demonstrates this point.
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