Saturday, January 11, 2014
Creating a Large Floral Arrangement
Ever since my husband and I purchased this home a few years back, I have wanted to have a large floral arrangement in the entry. I have always loved the look of a large floral arrangement right in the center of an entryway or foyer, and now that my children are all past the toddle stage, I figured it was finally time to do it!
After quite a long time of looking at vases upon vases, pre-made arrangements, I didn't like anything. I was perusing my copy of Elegant Homes Magazine's Fall/Winter 2013 issue when I stumbled across what I thought was a fantastic idea! In the article Causal Finesse, designer Christine Fink was discussing the decorating of a home built by architect Richard Bokal. One of the images showcased a very small garden urn on top of a kitchen table. I thought immediately eureka! That's it! Here is my process.
First, I went to both Lowe's and Home Depot, looking over the garden urns they have readily available. I decided on this one from Lowe's because of its elements of grey and blue (which melds with my décor), and I loved that it looks like an well-patina-affected antique.
Here is a closeup of the detail.
Next, I took a trip to the local Walmart and picked out a few inexpensive floral bunches. I decided to stay with all whites, as throughout my home, white and silver act as accent colors.
I used floral foam as a foundation.
First, I placed the foam into the planter,
and added the floral stems at varying heights; my desire was to create a cascading effect.
Here is the completed look.
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