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Creating colorful and vibrant spaces does not always require a visit to the paint store, poring over color swatches, or choosing fabrics and linens for furniture and draperies. Florals are an inexpensive and quick way to add unexpected pops of color in your home, while adding freshness and visual texture. So we asked expert floral designer, Jennifer McGarigle, to share a few of her favorite floral designs to inspire ideas for adding blooms to your rooms.
Every day, I’m inspired by art, fashion, and design and how it translates to flowers. Whether I’m designing arrangements, elaborate installations, or furniture, I love creating modern graphic patterns with a floral motif.
Here are four color stories we created for a fresh floral installation at the Prince Park Tower Hotel in Tokyo this last spring. For this event, coordinating products and furniture from our home collection were also showcased. We hope these color and flower tips inspire you!
Fashion forward neon combined with classic pink blooms set the stage for modern romance.
This is an example of a "tone on tone" color combination. Blush, coral, pink and fuchsia tones bleed into one another with an unexpected pop of neon. By infusing a deeper shade within the mix, it adds punch to any arrangement.
TIP: As a general guideline, when arranging flowers, you can never go wrong by using a "tone on tone" color palette. (Fresh flowers featured: roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, sweet peas and cherry blossoms.)
Inspired by cool blue hues, these flowers are arranged in monochromatic color blocks.
TIP: Whether you’re making a hand tied bouquet or arrangement in a vase, using one variety of flower in one color is simple yet very dramatic and bold. For a clean modern look, arrange the blooms at one length to maximize color impact. (Fresh flowers featured: Hydrangea, hyacinth, hybrid delphinium, and lisianthus.)
Poppies and grassy greens are blended into playful, architectural patterns.
TIP: For instant happiness, give yourself or someone you know some poppy love. These vibrant yet delicate flowers are full of personality and are perfect for early spring celebrations. When arranging them, be sure to put them in water versus foam. They often come closed but after a fresh cut and placed in water, these buds literally “pop”! (Fresh flowers featured: poppies, dianthus and flax.)
Inspired by the labyrinth, earthy interpretations of forest mosses and wood are combined with vibrant, spring greens into continuous modern, geometric patterns.
TIP: These mosses are semi-permanent and make great long term sculptural elements. Whether arranged in sphere shapes, in a frame, or as a façade, they must be kept dry and away from the sun in order to preserve their lush green color. (Fresh flowers / moss featured: Kermit chrysanthemums, dianthus, lady slipper orchids, mood moss, and super moss.)