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As Seen On Gossip Girl…

Spotted: In Blair Waldorf’s apartment decorated by the talented designer Christina Tonkin (and not Dorota!), two lovely Diane James Home bouquets – one on a sidetable next to Serena and the other, on the mantle.

Serena's Co-Star: A Peony and Lily Bouquet

Serena's Co-Star: A Peony and Lily Bouquet

How to Style a Mantle by Blair

How to Style a Mantle by Blair

Also seen, our rose and hellebore bouquet decorating Lily Van Der Woodsen Humphrey’s penthouse…

Lily Looking Lovely with a Rose and Hellebore Bouquet

Lily Looking Lovely with a Rose and Hellebore Bouquet

Needless to say, we are thrilled to see that one of the most fashion-forward shows on television has embraced our “faux fleurs”.  Christina used fresh flowers on set for the first three seasons but it became incredibly expensive and difficult to do so since they often shoot scenes on different days and out of order and the flowers would die.

A Bevy of Beauties

A Bevy of Beauties

“I struggled with the fake flower issue until I came across your pieces… what joy to find silks that look so real!”  If Christina’s hip and modern aesthetic seems familiar, you may have caught some of her interiors in the trend setting series, Sex and the City.  After all, every glamorous girl needs a fabulous flat to call her own!


P. S.  Click here to see more of Christina’s work.

Photos from yours truly taken from the episode online

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  • Reply Kelly Dunn October 6, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Your fleurs looking wonderful for their screen debut! How exciting is that?! The Diane James creations deserve that moment in the spotlight, thanks for sharing with us all. I just love when things like that happen for people…esp you and yours 😀 (big smile) XO, Kelly

  • Reply Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll October 6, 2010 at 7:54 am

    That has to be so fun for you all! Just really exciting. Hope you have a great day.

  • Reply The Zhush October 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Hmmm, feeling quite smug amongst the beauty of my faux arrangements…quite smug indeed! 🙂 (in a very fashionable way!)

  • Reply The Zhush October 6, 2010 at 8:20 am

    PS: when you consider that your flowers are sold at BG, it even makes sense to the plot of GG…in a life imitating art imitating life sort of way!

  • Reply hamptonhostess October 6, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Super pretty and chic–just what those gossip girls need! congrats!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Well, Gossip Girl, it’s so refreshing to see that Serena and Blair are embracing that it’s not a no-no to go faux.


  • Reply Gretchen O October 6, 2010 at 10:10 am

    CONGRATS! That must be so exciting to see your work on the tube! I must say I DO like my Gossip GIrl!

    –Gretchen O.

  • Reply Hamptontoes October 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    That is so fabulous! Your florals are gorgeous! I must say that I have seen real flowers that aren’t as beautiful as your timeless arrangements!

  • Reply Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi October 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

    How exciting! Your flowers are gorgeous and totally deserve to be featured in hip homes like on the set of Gossip Girl xo

  • Reply quintessence October 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    what fun!! We of course already knew how chic your flowers are – we don’t need Gossip Girl to tell us – but we like that they can follow our lead. 🙂

  • Reply mydesignchic October 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Now that is THRILLING…

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources October 7, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I love it! I confess…I do watch GG. xx, Kate

  • Reply dovecote decor October 7, 2010 at 9:04 am

    It makes complete sense, especially on television, to use the faux bouquets. I have a faux orchid that a friend brought me. It was so good, I watered it for a month!

  • Reply Struggler October 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Congrats, this is wonderful for you!
    I had never thought about this issue in TV/movies before. Usually, I’m too busy looking at wall clocks and characters’ watches to see if they’ve remembered to fix those.

  • Reply paula October 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    how exciting! they do look gorgeous.

  • Reply The Neo-Traditionalist October 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    This made me smile. Of course the stylish set designer would love Diane James. Of course.

    xx Katie

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