Jordan and Russell - 2LG (pic by Jason Ingram) Artwork by Kris Knight
Fireplace and table centre looks that are endlessly adaptable and easy to do...
White Hydrangeas arranged by 2LG for FlowerBe (Pic by Jason Ingram)
Columbia Roses 'quicksand' arranged by 2LG for FlowerBe (pic by Jason Ingram)
We took inspiration from legendary photographer, Tim Walker, whose old house we visited last month. His work has always been a source of wonder for us and when FlowerBe asked us to go wild with some flowers we knew straightaway what we wanted to do.
The fireplace uses two of our favourite flowers, Hydrangeas and Roses, in an asymmetric design that we sketched out first. It’s like an ombre of flowers that tumbles off the mantlepiece down one side. For a long time we have been loving vases filled with only one type of bloom, but this ombre gives us that feel, whilst allowing us to bring our favourites together. And it really was simple to achieve with some plastic trays that we often use for christmas mantle displays, some oasis soaked in water, a good pair of floral scissors to make sure the stems are cut cleanly and ready to take the water well.
We first took the leaves off the Rose stems (these are Columbian Roses ‘Quicksand’) to give them a more architectural look and we gently folded back the petals to make them feel more sculptural. This seems a barbaric thing to do to a rose bud, but in fact if you are gentle, the will last really well and it gives them a contemporary twist that we love. We cut the Roses and Hydrangea stems at dramatically different lengths to create the strong high and low points and interspersed this with white carnations, pale cream roses and some varigated foliage for support.
Peeling back the petals (pic by Jason Ingram)
Prepping the Hydrangea stems and Oasis (pic by Jason Ingram)
Columbia Rose being prepped by Russell (pic by Jason Ingram)
Be brave with the different lengths of stem to create real drama (a pencil sketch of the shape you want to create helps to focus your mind as you arrange) and be sure to cut your hydrangea stems on a deep angle to give them maximum surface area to soak up water.
Single Stem table flowers (pic by Jason Ingram)
Carnations are back in (pic by Jason Ingram)
Take any simple glass vessels or vases (even water glasses or jam jars will do) and unite them with a simple wrap of torn paper (white or patterned or coloured, whatever takes your fancy). Simple and inexpensive to achieve.
Dressing the table (Pic by Jason Ingram)
Single stem displays work beautifully for a table centre as you can have height whilst still allowing your guests to see each other and chat freely through the stems.
Table scape by 2LG for FlowerBe (pic by Jason Ingram)
FlowerBe (pic by Jason Ingram)
Single stem displays also allow you to go wild with different varieties of flower that you love, just be sure to keep within a set colour palette.
Flowers arranged by 2LG for FlowerBe (pic by Jason Ingram) - Artwork by Kris Knight
We love to cut foliage from the garden to add into our flower selections as it makes it feel even more like home and beds it into your setting.
Our top tip for creating any large display with Oasis is to make sure you soak your Oasis properly. And always let slowly sink into a sink or bath filled with water rather than holding it under a tap, this way the water will penetrate right to the centre of the oasis rather than just giving your the illusion of being wet on the outside. It will help to make your display last much longer.
Flowers always make us so happy and they have such variety that you could make these displays work for any season. We hope you give it a go so we have arranged a special code for you at FlowerBe
Simply go to the link and use the code ‘2LG’ at the checkout, where FlowerBe are offering a limited number of free first delivery trials in their November selection for you. Get them quick. x