A Jewel-Toned Floral Arrangement
A rustic-chic centerpiece for any mountain home
For this floral arrangement, we pulled inspiration from our need for warmth. We are in a transitional time in Colorado—the holidays are over, and the end of winter is now in sight. Our eyes are not quite ready for spring, so the color palette is still warm but more on the verge of jewel tones. A shiny, metallic copper vase complements the bright blooms and to be sure it stood out in a wooden environment. Mixing metals with wood is a great rustic-chic look.
To get this look at home, you’ll need:
- Plumosa fern
- Silver dollar eucalyptus
- Olive branch
- Green flowering kale
- Leuchadendron plumosum
- Juliet garden rose
- White anemones
- Magenta anemomes
- Burgundy ranunculus
- Burgundy hanging amaranthus
What to do:
The arrangement starts with a few different types of foliage—plumosa fern, silver dollar eucalyptus, and olive branch. You will want to give this portion of the arrangement a few various textures and hues of green. Next, incorporate one stem of green flowering kale—it’s nice to have a unique focal point to give your guests something to talk about!
On the right-hand side of the flowering kale, include a leucadendron plumosum—another textured item that gives the arrangement a great balance of hard and soft. If you cannot get your hands on this, you can always go outside and collect a few pinecones or berries!
For the softer focal point, we used a favorite: peonies! For a rich, warm tone in the mix, go for peonies in a shade of fuchsia. Another focal flower that works well is a garden rose. Here, a few stems of garden roses are tucked in and around the peonies in a orangey-coral tone.
Once the base is full, add some more specialty flowers taller in the arrangement, perhaps with a whimsical look to them. Here you will see white anemones, magenta anemones, and burgundy ranunculus.
To finish the arrangement, give it another deep hue to tie it all together, like the burgundy hanging amaranthus. It also adds some draping to complete the shape. The end result is perfection, and it looks amazing in the living room of any mountain home!
Story written by Lacey Hamel and arrangement designed by Lisa Ferguson. Hamel and Ferguson are the owners of Lace and Lilies, a specialty floral design studio based out of Fort Collins, Colorado.
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