Floral Design 101 from Olivier Giugni
Flower-arranging classes are on the upswing as younger homeowners and hobby artists across the country continue to embrace a DIY culture and develop appreciation for all things homemade. While established institutions offer traditional flower arranging programs, we decided to save you the time and cost of enlisting in by seeking advice from celebrity floral atelier Olivier Giugni. With the holiday entertaining season upon us, Giugini shared some of his top tips for floral design in the home.
Take COLOR cues from
When planning your flower arrangements, it can be tempting to choose flowers based on the colors or styles that you like, but for them to really complement your home design, take cues from the style of your furniture and the prominent colors in your artwork. If you're planning a design for a room that has a neutral color scheme, let your floral arrangement relfect colors of the season. For late fall/early winter, Giugini, who recenty authored his first book, Living Art: Style Your Home with Flowers, recommeds deep reds, fiery oranges, and sunny yellow.
Enhance YOUR Corridors
Foyers, hallways and entryways are sometimes the most elegant areas of the home - after all, they're the areas that visitors see the most frequently. Floral arrangements for hallway tables or foyers should be clean and modern, with simple, welcoming colors and bright touches. Giugini recommends a clean, classic arrangement of white tulips or a tall vase finished with quince branches as the perfect touch to any living space.