Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Organic Table Scape at Heartland Estate

This rustic table was full of organic elements at a new historic farm venue, Heartland Estate.  From the wood platforms to the succulents and greenery used in the arrangements, each detail reflected the organic theme.  Images by Storybook Photography.

The overall idea was to showcase textures over colors, so we kept the general color scheme mostly neutral.

Blue thistle added the only bright pop of color in the mixed greenery.

Each place setting had a coordinating, but not matching, cluster of organic elements.

Even orchids can be organic and rustic in the right setting!

We tucked succulents in anywhere we could!

The key to this rustic table setting was using lots of different varieties of greenery and organic elements in natural shapes and tones.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Your Fall Color Palette- How to add autumn without pumpkins and leaves

We love when autumn begins and we get to design with all the textures and colors that the season brings.  While we love rich gold and orange tones, fall flowers don't have to be limited to the traditional color palette.  Here are some examples we designed just in the last few weeks for clients who wanted an autumn feel without the pumpkins and fall leaves.

This bouquet featured seeded eucalyptus, a greenery that most people visually associate with fall.  We also used mums, another fall texture, but in a berry color instead of the traditional orange, yellow, or red.  The deep shades of berry and the fall textures give a sense of fall in non-traditional and beautiful way.

The mantle flowers for this event have the same berry tones, but with dark purple added.  The addition of the purple gives one more layer to the color palette while still representing the fall tones and textures of the season.

Don't be afraid to add neutral tones to fall.  Here, we added some white hydrangea in the background of this centerpiece that was primarily berry, burgundy, and purple.  With the fall magnolia and seeded eucalyptus for greenery, this has become one of our favorite new seasonal combinations.

You can even take the neutral tones one stem further by adding in some champagne and toning down the purple.  This bouquet still had magnolia and eucalyptus, but used the textures and buds of the blooms to invoke a fall feeling, even in a more subdued color palette.

These fun designs are a few of the numerous ways that autumn can be an element of your design, even if red, yellow, and orange aren't in your vision.