Step 2 – Make Room for your Blooms
Blooms – quite literally – add a burst of life to your table. We have used white lilac, white lizzy, alstromeria and parrot tulips as our key flowers here, but other flowers we favour are pale amnesia roses, hydrangea heads and delicate pink anemones. In terms of foliage, our favourites are eucalyptus or red eucalyptus, mimosa for a shot of yellow, craspedia and veronica for interesting texture and wax flowers make a good sprig. We wanted these flowers to feel relaxed, seasonal and ‘spring-like’, and not too formal like a handtied bouquet.
A great idea is to take your vases to your local florist (or online use Flowerbx)- and ask them to dress your flowers into the vase so they are beautifully arranged. The vases you choose are an important aspect also. At Stephenson Wright, we love to make use of trinkets from home – Juliette is fond of using a delicate jug from her mother’s silver cabinet, whilst Natalie often opts for her handmade vases from Jojo ceramics. Unusual vases add to the quirkiness of the table – we would recommend Klevering and Anthropology for vases, but you could choose a clear vase and leave the flowers to work their magic. We chose baskets for the table dressing to hide the vases and stems whilst also giving a more relaxed feel.
Flowers don’t always have to be real, we also use dried, faux and pretty porcelain floral accessories to add the natural touches – here we have used beautiful ceramic corals from Chive in complimentary colours as decorative table art. They feel natural and organic, and add interest texturally.