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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Inspiration from the Masters

Henri Fantin Latour was a French realist painter and lithographer who worked and lived in the mid to late 1800s. 

Floral inspiration comes from everywhere. Many designers working today look at trends and traditions in historical periods of floral design from structured to natural and in between. Paintings can also be a good source of inspiration and depiction of how flowers were arranged and displayed. Here are two of our favorite painters who focused on florals at some point in their career...

Cy Twombly is known for his large scale abstract paintings. Repetitive mark making builds up the surface and imagery within the painting. Twombly took these incredible photos which he referenced in his peony paintings and other floral studies.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wild and Romantic

Walked into the studio this morning and Priska had made the most beautiful arrangements for today's mock up. Deep pinks, raspberries, plums wth pops of red and peaches struggled to break free of their grey wooden boxes. Jasmine vines meandered along bright red berries and deep purple scabiosa. Love, love, love this wild and romantic look and it will be perfect for a late summer gathering!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hanging Gardens

After this week's post on indoor/outdoor spaces, this is a little extension with a bit more intention. We love the idea of these hanging or suspended plants. Individual arrangements or single botanicals create a garden that is both dramatic and simply stated. We love that many of these interpretations are inverted! 
Creating an upside down herb garden is perfect for adding some greenery to your kitchen without cluttering your precious counter space; we love these pots by Rockett St George

Check out String Gardens for some really inspiring and amazing creations including suspended florals, orchids, and even tress. 

For an added pop of color, these neon string moss balls  by mister moss are low maintenance and unexpected. 

Creating your own hanging garden can be as simple as potting some indoor plants into well chosen handmade vessels like the one here. We also love the look of these vintage lab beakers that could be mixed with various bud vases and other hanging glass vessels for a wild and loose collection of plants. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

indoors. outdoors.

outdoor brick courtyard, courtyard view, verdant bathroom unknown, atrium, basket swing, outdoor shower, windowsill garden

Some of us live in small spaces and extending our living quarters into the outdoors can be a welcome change, especially in the summer months. For those of us who don't have access to green space, bringing a little nature indoors can also help liven a home... here are some of our favorite spaces that blend indoors and outdoors with a little bit of imagination and a lot of grace... 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Backyard Bouquet

Picked some flowers from my backyard today... It was such a joy to be in the sun surrounded by blooms!