Last fall, Diane spent a glorious week visiting her sister in the hills above Florence, strolling through the vineyards and olive groves and dining on the home-made pastas that the villa on Via di Terenzano is known for.
She was so inspired by the colors found in the wine country – the rich plums and warm golden hues – that this palette became the foundation for this fall’s collection.
We had such fun pairing fall flowers with containers having a rustic feel – cubes that look like recycled glass bottles and “earthy” terracotta pots.
Since the holiday season is so short, we prefer creating winter bouquets that don’t scream “Christmas” so they can be used throughout the season. As we were designing the winter collection, preparations were underway for Kate and William’s wedding and we had just shipped our first order to Nina Campbell‘s (British royalty in our eyes) London store.
How could we not evoke the elegance of an English Christmas in our winter collection, using lush flowers in beautiful glass and antiqued mirror vases to make bouquets fit for a Queen (or a newly-wed Prince and Princess!)
We’re excited to introduce our new Fall and Winter 2011 designs, now available on Diane James Home!