Floral Friday :: Stunning Centerpieces

Happy Friday, friends! Do you have a Friday routine? I sure do, and part of it has inspired today’s Floral Friday post.  I spend my Fridays with my little buddy Max, whom I nanny a few days a week. You may have seen some pictures of this little charmer if you follow me on Instagram

When Max is taking his morning nap, I usually sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and browse through my blog feed to catch up on my favorite sources of inspiration. I was doing this today when I saw a post over at Creature Comforts that struck a chord with me. In addition to curating the best of everything art and design related, Ez and her team of masterminds is now featuring a monthly floral DIY column by Kiana Underwood, a fabulous floral designer who’s based in San Francisco. She created a wild centerpiece for her first installment, and I really loved it. Here’s a peek:

With this project in mind, I thought it would be nice to do a roundup of some of my favorite floral centerpieces this week!

I love this rustic arrangement in an old watering can. Ranunculus are a perpetual favorite of mine, and the tulips and tiny blossoms make me think of the first weeks of spring where new life is just popping up everywhere. I could see this piece taking the spotlight in the center of a lawn party picnic table or a country themed wedding.

For a more elegant event, I’m loving this high-low combination of soft, romantic hues. Dusty Miller (those grey leaves you see in there) have been hugely popular in weddings these days, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re so delicate and they complement a muted, peaches-pinks-and-whites color palette perfectly. The mercury glass container on that low piece adds a great finishing touch.

I’ve been incorporating a lot of medium-toned wood into my decorating and design work lately, so I’m really digging this piece set in a simple wooden box. It’s just the right tone to complement the warm and saturated hues of the flowers and party decor pictured. I could picture this scene at an outdoor dinner party under a tent in the middle of summer, just as the heat is starting to die down. Oh, summer…

Although the photo isn’t technically of a “centerpiece,” it was one of the main inspirational photos when I was designing the tabletop decor for my wedding back in October 2011. We used a smattering of tiny bottles in various shades of blue, white, and green (the theme was sea glass hues) and put tiny sprigs and blossoms in each one. The end result was lovely and it’s been a favorite look of mine ever since.

Which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear which arrangements have been catching your eye now that the weather is finally heating up!

 Xo, and happy weekending!
Ali 

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