And luckily this shoe style comes in loads of colors, check it:
And luckily this shoe style comes in loads of colors, check it:
Ah spring, the time when flowers are at their best and some of the most coveted varieties are readily avaliable (hello peonies!). This table was inspired by a vibrant spring inspired dress I bought from Anthropologie years ago.
To translate this dress into a tabletop, I started with the flowers: poppies, peonies, local garden roses, ranunuclus, sweet pea, viburnum, and bluepuerm all from Florabundance. Blooming jasmine and citrus blossom clipped from my yard added a hint of white.
To recreate the floral look you will need:
3 6″ hammered footed containers from Jamali Garden avaliable here. Cut three blocks of floral foam to fit the containers and soaked in water. Place in your containers and start arranging.
Spring flower shopping list:
4 bunches pink garden roses
4 bunches coral charm peonies
4 bunches yellow ranunuclus
4 bunches light pink ranunculus
2 bunches bupleurum
2 bunches viburnum
1 bunch jasmine
3 bunches pink sweet pea
4 orange blossoms branches (substitute with other flowering branches if not available)
Begin by placing your branches to create the base shape, and then add in bupleurum and viburnum. Place coral peonies and garden roses slightly higher than your ranunculus and poppies to create depth to your arrangement. Place sweet pea in gaps and add in the jasmine as a final touch.
To add a more casual vibe to the table, use your napkins as as placemats for a pop of color. If you have brass goblets laying around like I do, use them instead of a traditional wine glass (mine are vintage). A fleur water glass (available at Anthropologie here) looks extra pretty when set with spa water with colorful wedges of orange, lemon, and lime.
And here’s a cheat for the rentals from Town & Country:
1 8′ king table
6 white square plates
6 stemless wine glasses
6 pink fleur water glasses
6 dinner fork & knife
Linens from La Tavola:
1 8′ king drape, lacy pearl
6 tuscany camelia napkins
I love unexpected color combos and this spring bouquet, with its mix of purple, red, and pink, definitely fits the bill. I wanted the colors of this bouquet to almost be a transition between the holiday colors of Valentine’s Day & Easter…
I layered two ribbons, a gauzy purple/red ribbon over soft lavender.
Deep red ranunculus were contrasted against dark purple sweet pea.
To create this bouquet you need:
-1 bunch purple clematis
-1 bunch purple hellebore
-1 bunch red ranunculus
-I bunch pink anenomes
-1 bunch dark purple sweet pea
Begin by placing 3 flowers in your hand and then adding more flowers, going around the bouqet to maintain a round shape. Finish by winding stretchy floral tape around your stems to keep them together. Then wrap lavender ribbon to cover the tape, and pin with a pearl headed pin to hold the ribbon in place. Then cut two lengths of ribbon, lavender and purple/red, and wrap around the bouquet and tie into a bow. And now you have a perfect spring bouquet!
To see more bouquet arrangement tips & ideas click here.
You all know how much I love Jessica Foster’s truffles (remember this editorial?) and now she’s offering hot chocolate bars for weddings and events. With Valentine’s day around the corner I thought it would be fun to show two different ways you could style a hot chocolate bar. This version, is my “manly” version, lots of brass, decanters and, of course, vintage 60′s glasses. (And yes, there will be cocktail ideas with hot chocolate, check back on Friday for those ideas).
Vintage heart shape plates from Tricia Fountaine, layered with mid-century glassware and of course a few of Jessica’s truffles make for one delicious looking plate.
And of course what hot chocolate bar would be complete without marshmallows? These are made by Jessica and are so light and airy they’re like eating a cloud. Stay tuned for the “lady-like” version of a hot chocolate bar next Monday and of course cocktail ideas this Friday.
While soft muted palettes are always a safe bet for a wedding or a party, I personally like to go bold and I think using all the colors of the rainbow would be super fun for a bridal shower, engagement party, or yes, even a wedding. The key to making this color combo not to cray cray, is to balance it with a lot of white and clean, modern edges.
In the past, I’ve used washi tape on simple white butcher block paper to make a rainbow runner. I also used it to cover simple glass pillars with candles. Washi tape is translucent, so the glow of the candle will be filtered through the colorful tape.
The runner is pretty cheap too make, but it does of course tape a fair amount of time, but I think it’s worth it!
Of course, what’s the fun of a rainbow themed party if you can’t “taste the rainbow”? Enter Enjoy Cupcakes and their adorable rainbow bright cupcakes!
On the table, the cupcakes pop against the graphic rainbow napkins.
Enjoy also made a mini-rainbow cake (see them in the frosting?) and topped it with a handful of colorful fruit.
And, of couse, a flower girl with a rainbow of hula hoops, is always a winner!
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I love me a colorful bouquet of flowers and this one designed by Camille of Modern Day Designs is simply, tropical perfection.
The bouquet is made up of several different types of phalaenopsis orchids (Santa Barbara is fortunate to have a lot of local orchids farms), fuchsia peonies, peach ranunculus, coral dahlias, sandersonia, peach mini callas, and maidenhair fern. I love the rich layers of texture and the color scheme of rich oranges and pinks.
From Camille: “Maybe not the flowers you typically think of for winter, but this bouquet is a good example of ‘me’: loud and showy, gorgeous flowers, vivid colors. I love color and phalaneopsis come in a rainbow of options. The phals are a winter flower here so Westerlay Orchids has buckets and buckets of them for sale–for any designer here in Santa Barbara, they are a huge breath of fresh air amidst all the traditional winter options. I picture this with gold, brass, and wood containers, linens with an ethnic print, punched-metal star lanterns. Exotic plants are part of the centerpieces, using ferns, flowering succulents, and mini bromeliads. Guests could experience a slice of paradise and some of Santa Barbara’s treasures during the chilly winter season.”
Thanks Camille for sharing your gorgeous bouquet with SB Chic!
I love a good fall wedding, and for this week’s Flower Chic I thought it be fun to dress up a traditional lattice structure for a fall wedding. I used a palette of orange with touch of black, via some insane black dahlias, chocolate cosmos, and black scabiosa all from Florabundance.
To make the arrangement, I started by wiring maple branches to the trellis to create a nice base shape. Then I wired a piece of caged floral foam to the left side of the arbor. Then I layered in bittersweet and orange berry branches. I placed my 3 types of dahlias, poppies, tulips, and then onto to the smaller flowers, the scabiosa and cosmo into the floral foam.
Finally, I tucked in pieces of pumpkin branches for texture.
To recreate this arrangement you will need:
- caged floral foam, soak in water
- green floral wire
- 3 bunches of orange dahlia
- 2 bunches of red dahlias
- 1 bunch of black dahlias
- 1 bunch of black cosmos
- 1 bunch of black scabiosa
- 3 bunches of maple leaf
- 3 bunches of bittersweet
- 2 bunches of orange berries