Amanda Eberstein 2017-09-05 01:26:48
Florist Amanda Hansen of Salt Lake City’s Decoration Inc. reveals her top seasonal looks. For more than 25 years, boutique floral studio Decoration Inc. has been creating stylish and sophisticated arrangements from its base in Salt Lake City. As the official florist for the Montage Deer Valley, the talented staff is tasked with creating fresh offerings for the property on a weekly basis, as well as daily maintenance to assure that everything remains gorgeous for guests. As temperatures cool, Decoration Inc. finds inspiration in the area’s natural bounty and majestic surroundings. “This season is all about texture,” says Decoration Inc.’s owner and artistic director Amanda Hansen. “Mother Nature offers much more than blooms this time of year. Look to berries, branches, leaves and other textural elements to create dramatic arrangements.” Here, Hansen shares some of her favorite floral trends for the fall and winter seasons. WINTER WHITES “Create interest with a single color, like white, using white blooms and white birch branches for a monochromatic but textured look. I love to pair classic blooms, such as amaryllis, hydrangeas or roses, with more rustic elements like birch poles or white bark-wrapped vases.” BUD VASES “A series of small bud vases puts the highlight on individual stems of blooms and botanicals, such as mums, dahlias, fall leaves or green fern curls. This look is great for meals served family style, since the vases are small and can easily be moved to accommodate different-sized platters and bowls.” FEATHERS “Feathers add unexpected softness to arrangements and feel on trend and modern when paired with a single variety of flowers. I love monochromatic dahlias grouped loosely, accented with pheasant feathers for an interesting shape.” BERRIED BRANCHES “Berried winter branches create drama when used alone in a simple container. I love presenting red ilex berries in a distressed metal vessel—the organic shape of the branches is a great contrast for the container. This is a striking piece for an entryway, buffet or credenza in a home.” TERRARIUMS “I love to pot winter bulbs like amaryllis and paper whites in a terrarium, and add candles, wooden slabs for elevation and hardy leaves for a curated look. Bulbs provide a larger scale and will tower over most terrariums, instead of the usual smaller plants and blooms inside.”
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