Get a floral designer’s secrets to beautiful small arrangements
Jess Chamberlain and Sharon Cohoon
July 16, 2009
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White cyclamen appear to flutter above silvery dusty-miller foliage and eucalyptus pods. Arrange the woody pieces in a triangle ― one stem to the right, one to the left, and one across ― then tuck in flowers.
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"Small, white-flowered arrangements are like little snow bouquets indoors," says floral designer Kate Holt.
"I like to place them all around the house for a more intimate kind of welcome. Also, using vessels like sugar bowls or silver creamers feels much cozier than a generic vase."
Here, narcissus blooms, commonly available at florist shops in winter, join berzelia berries in a pewter creamer.
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Jewel-tone vases highlight these fragrant, sumptuous roses.
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Anemones nestle among juniper branches in a vintage sugar bowl.
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White ranunculus look extra-snowy against a cream-colored container.
The arrangement shares space with candy dishes ceramic pots and other pieces that Holt uses as vases.
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Kate Holt in her studio: "I don't use floral foam or wire frogs. I prefer to let flowers dictate the form rather than the other way around ― bouquets turn out more unique that way.
"And I never use flowers as fillers, since I want every flower in the bouquet to be noticed."
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