creating a summer floral arrangement is easy this time of year but if you’re looking for inspiration …
while your on vacation, shopping or out to dinner make sure to check out summer displays designed for their properties by professional creative teams.
while i was at dwell on design in june, we stayed at the JW Marriott in LA Live, below is a summer floral arrangement that sat behind the registration desk.
i love getting great diy ideas from hotels or retail stores and paring them down to use in the home. this one is so simple all you need is …
1. a great glass container
2. colored sand or glass
3. flowers of your choice. if your prefer real flowers just hide a little container full of water in the sand.
this time of year the flowers are blooming in full force, just clipping flowers from the garden for simple arrangements to use inside and outside the house is so easy ~ no professional design skills needed!
sometimes it’s about the container …
my new favorite thing is to combine a vase and a bowl, it gives the vase more presence and makes sense of an empty beautiful bowl. below i’ve just added some clippings from the garden “never dies” i love the bright green color before they bloom in the late summer.
where i live, we have a terrible problem with deer eating just about everything, so my days of lush gardens have streamlined to a minimum. when we had our golden retriever, she kept the deer at bay, but now we can hardly grow anything that flowers.
i do have a lot of hydrangea’s, good thing they’re my personal favorite and are supposedly deer resistant … i’m happy to report for the most part the deer do steer clear of them.
below i’ve added a few zinnia’s from the local farmers market to a base of hydrangea’s from my garden…
my tips for garden floral arrangements ~
1. add to what you have from the local farmer’s market, grocery store or nearby stand.
2. be creative use greens from your yard if you don’t have a lot of flowers. greens make an interesting arrangement or backdrop.
3. have fun with the containers ~ combine a vase with a bowl or a rattan container for visual weight.