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Posy Palette

Posy Palette: Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

If you can’t tell from our Instagram feed, we looooove hydrangeas and our gardens are overflowing with these beautiful blooms right now.  There’s nothing like going out to the yard in the early morning and delighting in their exuberance and even though we’ve made a number of bouquets, the blossoms just keep coming.  Not that we’re complaining…

Dolce & Gabbana Top

Pinks, blues and purples play a big role in our wardrobe so we’re hoping to capture the feeling of heavenly hydrangeas throughout the summer with some fun outfits and accessories.  If we had our way, we’d invest in all of the Dolce & Gabbana hydrangea pieces but perhaps that would be too much.

Eberjey Timba Print PJ Set

Poupette St. Barth Bobo Mini Dress

Smith & Cult Font-Leroy Polish

Miu Miu Bag Charm

Happy Friday and may your weekend be filled with flowers!

flowers / top / pj’s / dress / polish / charm

Flower Power

LMD x NYC

The Flower Bandit

Fabulous floral designer Lewis Miller (a.k.a.the flower bandit) strikes when you least expect it and in the most unusual places…  Washington Square, the East Village, and Central Park have all been recipients of Miller’s flower bombs.  And most recently, he and his merry band of florists added a bright purple Mohawk to Botero’s famous cat sculpture outside the Crosby Street Hotel in honor of the Met Ball.

Crosby Street Hotel

Washington Square

Alice in Wonderland in Central Park

Whether in the shape of a gorgeous garland draped over a statue, a floral explosion coming out of a trash can or even a Thanksgiving cornucopia nestled between the Whitney and the Highline, Miller’s random acts of botanical beauty are bringing joy to New Yorkers and tourists alike.  And who doesn’t love flowers by the dozens?!

Village East Cinema

Bowery and East Houston

We’ll be spending some time in the city next week and we’ll be sure to be on the lookout for one of LMD’s Flower Flashes.  Stay tuned…

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Posy Palette

Posy Palette: Daffodils

Delightful Daffodils

Less than three weeks until spring and we’re finally seeing signs of life in our gardens…  Little daffodils are poking their green leaves up from the ground in hopes that the weather will start to warm.  Spring truly is our favorite season and about this time every year we begin to crave the greening of the trees and the blossoming of the bulbs.  Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s and the weekly daffodils that grace our tables and windowsills!  In honor of this harbinger of spring, we’ve rounded up some sunny yellow favorites and are counting the days…

Delpozo – Fluted Swing Dress

Balenciaga – Feather Pumps

Dior – Vernis “Early”

All Things Mochi – Spanish Earrings

Hunting Season – Python Bucket Bag

Are you ready for spring?

daffodils / dress / shoes / nail polish / earrings / bag

Floral Decor, The Latest Buzz

Untamed Nature

A Bloomsbury Interior

Often called the English avant-garde of their era, Bloomsbury artists and designers believed that fine art should inhabit everyday spaces and that the same attention to detail should be lavished on the design of simple decorative objects like pillows or lamps as had been bestowed on the design creation of a painting or sculpture.

The Bloomsbury Bouquet

Simple Gifts

Our new Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Untamed Nature, is inspired by this belief as well as by the free flowing forms and geometric patterns that were embraced by the movement.

Lilac Love

The Can Can

The Bloomsbury artists thrived on bright colors so we’ve paired vivid garden flowers like anemones, hydrangeas, peonies and lilacs with monochromatic ceramic and glass vases for bouquets that are a delight to the eye.

Bohemian Beauty

If you’re in Atlanta this week, please stop by and see these lovelies in person at the AmericasMart in High Design, Building 2, Floor 1, Booth #308!

room / flowers

Flower Power

Mixed Materials

Small Green Leaf Urn with Leucadendron

Small Green Leaf Urn with Leucadendron

When it comes to fresh flowers, Emily Thompson is one of our favorite designers.  Her use of unconventional materials like real butterflies, wild smilax, fruits and berries, make her classical arrangements more organic in style.  Each of her designs is like a work of art so it’s no surprise she often collaborates with sculptor and painter Mark Gagnon.

Geometric Vase with Datura and Greenbriar

Geometric Vase with Datura and Greenbriar

Thorn Vase with Okra and Chestnuts

Thorn Vase with Okra and Chestnuts

If you visited the 7th floor at Bergdorf Goodman this fall, perhaps you came upon a new collection which looked more like something from Alice in Wonderland than The Secret Garden.  Among the crystal and and china were bouquets of dried flowers and plants painted vibrant shades of purple, yellow, orange and green spilling out of paper mache vases and urns.

Blue Small Vase with Chestnuts

Blue Small Vase with Chestnuts

Palm Urn with Chestnuts and Greenbriar

Palm Urn with Chestnuts and Greenbriar

This collection, as Emily writes in her “journal”, play[ed] the line of naturalism and artifice for greatest effect, to draw the eye to the wonders of the natural world, and to do it with great material integrity and panache.”

Burst Vase with Thistle

Burst Vase with Thistle

We love how these artists mixed materials to fool the eye and created designs that are both artificial and natural at the same time.

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Floral Decor

Fall Floral Finery

Autumn Opulence

Autumn Opulence

As many of our loyal readers know, we’re not big into the color orange.  You won’t find much of it in our homes or even in our closets…  yes, even those Hermes boxes don’t entice us!  But that doesn’t mean we don’t admire the beautiful fall foliage that abounds in our neck of the woods.  It’s just that you wouldn’t necessarily find it decorating our dining tables or in our foyer.

Sunset

Sunset

Tulipina Centerpiece

Tulipina Centerpiece

Thankfully, coral and blush pink, mellow yellow and chocolate brown flowers are on trend this fall, especially when paired with fruit, branches and berries à la Constance Spry.  And why not add persimmons, pomegranates, ornamental kale or seeded eucalyptus to a bouquet to give it that wild, natural look?

Woodland Blush

Woodland Blush

As for shape, the looser and more organic the arrangement, the better.  We love how these designs evoke the fancy free days of fall.

Divine Dahlias

Divine Dahlias

Forest Walk

Forest Walk

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday!

opulence / sunset / tulipina / blush / dahlias / forest

Flower Power

Bougainvillea Bonanza

Pretty Petals

Pretty Petals

During our recent trip out to San Diego we couldn’t help but fall in love with the bougainvillea which lined the streets and spilled over walls.  This ornamental flower native of South America grows absolutely everywhere and there are even cultivars called San Diego Red (with deep red blooms set against dark green foliage) and La Jolla (a shrub-like plant with pinkish red blossoms.)

Bougainvillea Art Print

Bougainvillea Art Print

Bougainvillea are drought resistant which is a good thing since it doesn’t rain much in Southern California and they bloom almost all year long if grown in full sun.  That’s why they’re so often used to bring a pop of festive color to landscapes and container gardens.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Leo Carrillo Ranch

Leo Carrillo Ranch

Sadly, bougainvillea doesn’t grow well in our neck of the woods so we’ll just have to visit one of our boys in college to get our fill (much to his displeasure!)

Bouganvillea Bouquet

Bougainvillea Bouquet

Bougainvillea Wedding Cake

Bougainvillea Wedding Cake

Tell us…  Do you find bougainvillea beautiful?

petals / print / mission / ranch / bouquet / cake

 

Floral Decor

Fall/Winter 2016 Inspiration #2: First Frost

First Frost

First Frost

Oh, the weather outside is…  hot and muggy here in Atlanta so we’re staying cool knowing that Christmas is just five short months away!  Thank goodness we’re showing our new Fall/Winter 2016 collections so our retail stores can stock up before the holidays.  In addition to the Wanderlust collection, we’re also showing our more wintry designs at the show in a collection we’re calling First Frost.

Camellia and Ranunculus Bouquet in Smoky Vase

Camellia and Ranunculus Bouquet in Smoky Vase

First Frost Bouquet

First Frost Bouquet

There’s something magical about the first frost of winter when all that is outdoors is kissed with glistening crystals.  In the First Frost collection, we designed winter white bouquets of amaryllis, lilies, gardenias and roses accented by touches of greenery accents in a variety of glass vases that celebrate the season.  We also added some festive reds and greens for those of you who need a bit of color to brighten up a cold day.

Frosty Leaves

Frosty Leaves

Red Holiday Bouquet

Red Holiday Bouquet

Large Magnolia Leaves

Large Magnolia Leaves

Come celebrate the changing seasons with us if you happen to be shopping the Atlanta Gift Show.  You can find us in High Design, Building 2, Floor 1, Booth #308 until next Monday.  And we’ll be there all day long!

first frost / bouquet / bouquet / frosted leaves / bouquet / leaves

 

Floral Decor

Fall/Winter 2016 Inspiration #1: Wanderlust

Oh, Yeah!

Oh, Yeah!

Wanderlust, a word meaning a strong and innate desire to roam, captures the essence of our new Fall/Winter 2016 collection.  Inspired by the global traveler who wants to experience adventures and be immersed in local culture, this collection includes flowers found in exotic climates and containers that embody tribal communities.  From orchids, protea and bougainvillea in sunset hues to glass vases with tortoiseshell patterns and planters with rustic glazes, our Wanderlust designs will take you places around the world.

Roses and Calla Lilies in Glass Tortoiseshell Vase

Roses and Calla Lilies in Glass Tortoiseshell Vase

Large Succulent Planting

Large Succulent Planting

It’s only fitting that our new Fall/Winter 2016 collection is called Wanderlust – we don’t travel as much as we’d like and the only trip we can actually count on semi-annually is for the Atlanta Gift Show which starts this week.  We’re actually looking forward to showing our new designs and having the chance to see our retail customers face-to-face.  This summer, we’re also teaming up with Steve McKenzie for the Vignette Design Exhibition – Where Retail Meets Design.

Floral Window - Portugal

Floral Window – Portugal

Purple Orchid in Antiqued Mercury Bowl

Purple Orchid in Antiqued Mercury Bowl

Agapanthus, Orchid and Hydrangea Bouquet

Agapanthus, Orchid and Hydrangea Bouquet

If you’re heading to the show, please drop by and say “Hi!”  We’ll be in High Design, Building 2, Floor 1, Booth #308 from Thursday, July 14 through Monday, July 18th.

P.S.  And while you’re there, you might want to catch our great friend, Marisa Marcantonio from StyleBeat moderating a discussion on Friday on putting your wanderlust to work…  Great minds think alike, don’t they?

wanderlust / bouquet / succulents / window / orchid / bouquet

Flower Power, The Latest Buzz

Flower Power: Bastille

Pantone Colors of the Year

Pantone Colors of the Year

As we head into a season of celebrations (birthdays! graduations! weddings!), we thought you might like to meet Emily Pinon, founder and CEO of Bastille flowers & events, and perhaps be inspired by her bespoke, one-of-a-kind floral creations.  We came across Emily’s Instagram page and of course, spent the next several hours minutes admiring her work.  Whether it’s a corporate event where she hung hundreds of white calla lilies from the ceiling or a more intimate affair celebrating Pantone’s colors of the year (Rose Quartz and Serenity if you haven’t heard), Emily translates her clients desires into memories that last a lifetime.

Spring Wedding

Spring Wedding

Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Bouquet

DIFFA Table

DIFFA Table

Purple Bridal Bouquet

Purple Bridal Bouquet

Wedding Table

Wedding Table

Speaking of memories that last a lifetime, we’re taking a little break from blogging so that we can attend some races (both on the water and at the track), plan some spring sports banquets and graduation parties and focus on our high school seniors who will, all too soon, be off to college…  See you soon!

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