This time of year, I love nothing more than a cozy night in, but my apartment has to have a certain level of zen for me to be able to sit still and relax. Is anyone else like that? Once I put away all of the clothes that are stacked on “that chair” in our bedroom and tidy up our kitchen, I’m just a floral arrangement away from having a space I can truly chill out in. Once a week, I typically pick up flowers at Whole Foods or, if I’m feeling really ambitious, I’ll venture to the flower market in Chelsea. I love combining interesting colors and shapes together, so I thought I’d share the three types of arrangements I’m loving at the moment here with you.
I love keeping something with height on the credenza in our living room. For the winter months, I’ve been going for magnolia leaves that I pick up at Bastille Flowers in Chelsea Market. I’m also really into pampas grass at the moment and will probably rotate some into this vase next. When spring rolls around, I love brightening up this space with quince blossom branches or even simple lilies.
I love to keep small and tightly-packed arrangements on the side table in our living room. I pull a few stems of three different types of flowers and mix them together to create interest. In this case, I was obsessed with these dusty pink roses and mixed them with thistle and silver brunia. One of my other favorite combinations is deep purple calla lilies paired with rustic greenery and deep red peonies, but the possibilities are really endless. Just experiment, and don’t be afraid to mix colors and textures together!
I love to keep a pop of color on our kitchen table, regardless of the season. When I was shopping for flowers this weekend, these orange roses caught my eye, but anything goes for an arrangement with a single varietal. I’ve created this type of arrangement with every color of rose imaginable, anemones, peonies and even hydrangeas if I’m feeling up for the gamble of keeping them alive. Just cut them all to be uniform in height and pop them in a vase of your choice.