4 Fall Arrangements by Sidra Forman

This Washington, D.C., chef and floral designer whips up tantalizing fall arrangements that complement crisp and classic interiors by José Solís Betancourt and Paul Sherrill
white and green floral arrangement by Sidra Forman in a silver footed vessel against the backdrop of a scenic wallpaper featuring trees


  • ‘Snowbound’ dahlias
  • ‘Windermere’ roses
  • White Canadian chrysanthemums
  • Pear branches
  • Thorny olive
  • Maple foliage
Sidra Forman's arrangement of autumn-hued dahlias with trailing herbs in a brass vessel, on a marble top occasional table with carved wood base, against a wallpaper of small taupe and white vertical stripes


  • ‘Pat Feary’ dahlias
  • ‘Hollyhill Black Beauty’ dahlia
  • ‘Kentucky Colonel’ spearmint
  • Lemon verbena
  • Marjoram
    “Flower arranging for me is a lot like cooking. I assess what I have to work with and select the best available ingredients, very much like I would put together a meal.”

    — Sidra Forman


      • ‘Café au Lait’ dahlias
      • ‘Seaton’s J’dore’ chrysanthemums
    autumn arrangement on a breakfast table, displayed with two small white pumpkins. Seating includes an upholstered chair in pale blue and an upholstered banquette nestled into an window alcove


      • ‘Caramel Antike’ roses
      • ‘Apricot Alexis’ chrysanthemums
      • ‘Mocha’ chrysanthemums
      • ‘Moira’ chrysanthemums
      • ‘Black Knight’ scabiosas
      • Bay leaves

    Produced by Alexandra Schmitt | Photography by Erik Kvalsvik

    Floral design by Sidra Forman, sidraforman.com, @sidraforman

    This story originally appeared in Flower magazine’s September/October 2016 issue. Subscribe or find a copy in a store near you.