Floral design duo Molly Copa and Hattie Sloane of Austin-based Flora Fetish pair a passion for flowers with an artful eye to create living masterpieces.
Ada Ojeh-Teme of Cherish August, the bespoke destination event company based in Miami, Florida, designed an inimitable event fit only for a queen. And that queen of course was her mother, Mrs. Olusola Adebimpe Ojeh. To celebrate Ada adorned her mother’s 1969 Volkswagen Beetle with a waterfall of baby’s breath, delphinium, chrysanthemums, agapanthus, purple asters, carnations, roses, hydrangeas, goldenrod, dried fern, green fern, Italian ruscus, and grasses.
At a home in Bellport, New York, an antique marble-topped bedroom dresser looks even prettier with an explosion of Black-eyed Susans fresh from the garden.
Tattie Isles and her team at Tattie Rose Studio create immersive experiences with an abundance of foliage, florals, and all manner of foraged materials.
Rich with provenance and personality, this East Hampton property lands in the capable hands of style maven Liz Lange for a thoughtful, sophisticated makeover. Floral designer Michael Grim‘s blossoms fill the cutting room.
Celebrated floral designer Lewis Miller‘s Palm Beach house includes a fabulous faux-painted fireplace by master artist Joseph Steiert. An arrangement of yellow butterfly ranunculus, phlox, and clematis brightens the table.
Floral designer Kelly Marie Thompson of Chicago’s Fleur Inc. finds inspiration under the Tuscan sun for her colorful, fragrant, and flavorful arrangements.
Floral Designer Jimmie Henslee complimented Heather Dewberry’s newly refreshed dining room in Colonial Williamsburg’s Nelson Galt House with fluffy hydrangeas.
Interior designer Marea Clark helps a California family create a fresh and practical home while stylist Kendra Smoot livens up eat room with breezy flowers.
Annabelle hydrangeas straight from the garden are corralled in an amber glass leech bowl designed by Kate Rheinstein Brodsky and hand-blown by local artisans exclusively for her shop, KRB.
Drawing on his theater background, event and floral designer Bob Vardaman creates dramatic arrangements worthy of a standing ovation.
Colorful linens and glassware, including Kate’s bespoke handblown hurricanes, adorn the table. Big, bold zinnias are contained in quirky ceramic vases resembling tin cans sourced at Bloom in nearby Sag Harbor.
Designer Marea Clark used foraged branches in a simple basket brings down the formality in this bright entryway.
“I wanted the floral trees to look as though they were growing straight up from the table,” says floral designer Meg Hutchinson. “They add a sense of whimsy and accentuate the dramatic height of the ceilings.”
Instead of relying on the traditional colors associated with the season, Maria Maxit of Houston’s Maxit Flower Design finds inspiration for this floral creation during the transition time between summer and fall.
Mark O’Bryan of Nashville’s Tulip Tree created this welcoming fall arrangement on the pier table in the foyer of Libby and Ben Page’s Tennessee home and filled the base with magnolia leaves from the property.
Rebecca Gardener held her circus-themed dinner in a tent under multicolored cantina lights, low-hanging painted panels that came from a 1920s French carousel, hot-air balloons made of rattan that housed blousy wildflowers, and romantic 19th-century Spanish iron chandeliers.
Mallory Joyce brings texture and fall colors to the dining table with this arrangement of scabiosa, garden roses, lisianthus, sunflowers, and amaranth with foraged foliage and grasses.
A lush, English garden-inspired arrangement by Sybil Sylvester spills from an antique brass cachepot on top of a 19th-century French faux marble-top console in the foyer of Kathryn Eckert’s Mountain Brook home. “The flowers highlight the 17th-century Italian painting to create a tableau that fades from dark to light,” she says. The living masterpiece is comprised of traditional holiday greens with assorted amaryllis, nerines, garden roses, and ranunculus.
In her Birmingham, Alabama home, designer Danielle Balanis weaves some favorite Christmas traditions together with her bold decor for a timeless, festive holiday.
As Williamsburg Designer in Residence, Heather Chadduck with the help of floral designer Jimmie Henslee layers her distinguished quarters with natural, fresh finery for the season.
Floral designer Antonio Bond of Transplants Floral & Design created a towering arrangement of button flowers and olive branches for the “Monsieur and Madame” escort-card table at Cassie LaMere and Andrew Knieberg’s New Year’s Eve wedding.
The Atlanta Showhouse
For the salon, Sybil Sylvester of Wildflower Designs created a glorious arrangement of dahlias and peonies with green hydrangea blossoms, golden ginkgo and red sweetgum foliage, tendrils of ivy, spiky and cascading grasses, and bare branches. Bold, red pomegranates, golden persimmons, and red ilex berries punctuate the design.
When Elaine Griffin told Canaan Marshall what she had in mind for the outdoor dining table centerpiece and sent him pictures, the first thing he said was, “Girl, that’s a lot of flowers!” And he delivered with with a riotous composition of citrus and sherbet colors, with pops of purple and varied textures.
This centerpiece for the dining table, created by Robert Long Flora & Event Design, not only picks up the rich, dark green of the dining chair seat with ferns and clematis foliage, but the roses, vanda orchids, tulips, hyacinths, clematis, and other blossoms echo the colors and even some of the floral forms in the fabric on the backs of the chairs.
Michal Evans Flora & Event Design filled a large, footed cachepot with Red Charm peonies, lysimachia, Tropical Punch vanda orchids, paprika yarrow, Pink Xpression garden roses, Shimmer roses, and Ilse spray roses.
For the gentleman’s dressing room and adjoining powder room, Suzanne Graves of Garden Party Designs complimented the patterns of the room with a simple color palette. “I was able to replicate the mums in the wallpaper and pair with dahlias from the garden for classic arrangements.”
Mary Pinson flowered the collection with arrangements of butterfly ranunculus, thistle, anemones, rice flowers, antique hydrangeas, roses, straw flower, light blue delphinium, and brown Queen Anne’s lace.
Kirk Whitfield of K & Co. Floral‘s splendid arrangement of peonies and roses with hydrangeas, grevillea, and Japanese maple branches is magnificent on the terrace-level morning bar designed by Corey Damen Jenkins.
For this arrangement in the primary bedroom, James Rudge of Michal Evans Flora & Event Design combined pink brillianthus, Icelandic poppies, Majestic Hot Pink bouvardia, Pink Ohara and Princes Maia garden roses, Bellalinda cream spray roses, and berried privet foliage.
For Tish Mills Kirk’s Out of Africa themed bedroom, Canaan Marshall of Canaan Marshall Designs took dried palm fronds and painted the tips with a bit of gold, allowing them to blend perfectly into the wall covering. He then added pops of color with yellow and blush roses, white mums, and yellow rice flower. Red protea banksia bring bolder color and even more fascinating textures along with monstera leaves.
Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes of Parties to Die For in Atlanta say their motto is “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” For the showhouse, they created beautiful compositions in roses and corals but brought their “go big or go home” approach to a cascade of Kahala roses, Country Home roses, peach stock, lilies, Coral Charm peonies, peach campanella, butterfly ranunculus, pink scabiosa, and white anemones in the east gallery.
“The textures, colors and movement in nature have always influenced my design process with each season bringing new perspective and life,” says Birmingham floral designer Kappi Naftel. For the catering kitchen, she created a blazing composition of heirloom chrysanthemums, ligustrum berries, salmon-colored ranunculus, pyracantha berries, Bradford pear leaves, and fall grasses.
Cindy Brock and the team at Miss Milly’s Event Rentals, Florals, & Design created this rhapsody of jasmine, Juliet garden roses, leucadendron pods, Japanese anemones, veronica, tulips, butterfly ranunculus, Clooney ranunculus, symbol roses, nigella, variegated Italian pittosporum, and Italian ruscus for the second-story landing. The arrangement appears to have sprung from the blossoms in the English chintz covering the table.