The flower arrangements made in the KateSpadeNY Flower Workshop are the EPITOME of beautiful. Every element in the process works together to give you a cheerful, seasonal, intentional vibe but in a way that's natural, elegant and well put together. We know we had to break it down. It's just too good!
Savannah Magazine's stylish organization and classic approach to communication insure a perfect article every time! You can say they're the best of the best. Nothing gives us more pleasure than a beautifully designed DIY. Click over to see it was beautifully published in April 26, 2017. And now we are sharing an excerpt with photos from Diana Daley Photography below:
Those dreamy spring centerpieces are easier than you think. Kate Spade and Colonial House of Flowers recently gave us a step-by-step on recreating the look at home.
Christy Hulsey, creative director at Colonial House of Flowers and the 2017 Mayesh Design Star, showed us the tricks of the trade at an event held at Kate Spade’s Savannah boutique. With happy blooms and expert advice, test out your florist skills with these tips for a look that’s 100 percent pro. By Rachel Matthews. Photos by Diane Daley
Choose Your Vessel. The container sets the tone of the whole arrangement. Go for the unusual, something that’s a keepsake. Amy, Kate Spade Savannah associate, choose the gold Tegan pot by Accent Decor. “It’s unusual, romantic, fresh, modern…and I just like it,” she says with a laugh.
To make a unique design, include an array of different flower types within your color palette. It will add dimension and interest to your arrangement.
Pick your flowers: Solid colors always look great together. Garden roses, hyacinths and anemones in palettes of red, hot pink and white are classic stunners. According to the Colonial House of Flowers’ Christy Hulsey, “Everything doesn’t have to be a tight and compact.” Floral mixes with pops of color are easy for first timers, too. And when cutting a stem, cut diagonally–the flowers will stay fresh longer.
Don’t be afraid to add plants from your own yard, or even a branch from a tree, to make your arrangement more dimensional.
Make a wire egg: Make an “egg,” or cylindrical shape, with the floral wire to help space out flowers. It also helps spread out your product and gives your design a wild, loose, natural look. To make the egg: match the ends and push in to create a round shape. After, fill the vessel with water at least half-way.
Always using fresh product from local florists; grocery store flowers are usually older and not properly handled.
Add flowers: Use a focal point flower to help arrange the design. A focal flower is a big flower that’s usually your favorite one in the bunch. Hulsey instructs beginners to use the rule of three, and focus the center of the arrangement on three blooms of the same flower. By spacing the three identical flowers out or clustering them together, you can build complementary buds in a style that allows for your focal point to really shine.
Match big flowers with small flowers to give it more fullness and design.
And you DEFINITELY won't believe me when I say this gorgeousness is easy and so affordable everyone can do! But it's all true! These flowers and a gold Tegan Pot from our shop are officially my go to for every floral workshop I ever plan.
In DetailPhotography: Diana Daley Photography Flower Workshop Instructor: Christy Hulsey, 2017 Mayesh Design Star Floral Design Class Team: Amanda Currier, Rachel Matthews, Christy Hulsey from Colonial House of Flowers
Containers: Accent DecorFloral Netting: Oasis Floral Products Roses: Rosaprima Floral shine and tint: Design Master Colortool Location: Kate Spade NY West Broughton Japanese + Dutch Luxe Blooms: Mayesh Succulents: Dramm & Echter with American Grown Flowers