Emily’s Inspiration

My inspiration for this design is simply the Christmas season. I wanted to create a centerpiece with wintry blooms and fruit while also using materials that can be easily found easily and grow locally. I think it’s an effortless way to incorporate the outdoors into the home during the colder months. I love clipping handfuls of materials from my own backyard, and for this arrangement I’m using several items from my home garden, such as the hellebores, evergreen, and holly. By including pomegranates, persimmons, figs, and chestnut branches into the mix, it not only enhances the overall red and green tones, but it also builds on the spirit of the holidays. –Emily

Learn how it’s done with this step-by-step tutorial

Photography by Paige Rumore