Fall is that time of year when we start getting motivated to decorate and create magic in our homes. Summer is gone, the creative mojo is kicking in, excitement is building. This short video shows how your everyday accessories mix right in with some holiday fresh and dried goods that you pick up at your favorite craft store, blending with items your precious yard (or your friendly neighbor) has that is begging you to gather up. It is exciting to take what you already have and give it a new spin. Try different things; if they don’t look right, rework the setting till your satisfied. Always remember the world wasn’t built in a day, so have fun creating!
Clustering (grouping tight and low) flowers and greens in an arrangement gives such a lush, focused appearance with visual interest spreading through the design. This flower design has a great mixture of texture and depth, using some things from my yard: succulents, heavenly bamboo, flax, variegated pittisporum and melaleuca bark (that I gathered from trees in my area). The beautiful flowers were all purchased at Trader Joe’s: orange calla lily, roses, sun flowers, gladiolus (I used the blooms or “florets” for the punch of color). Here’s the lowdown on my design approach: Continue reading Let’s Cluster Some Flowers!