At our hotels, flowers take center stage. Stunning arrangements do more than add color to hotel interiors. They add drama and glamour.
Here are a few of our favorite floral trends found at hotels and resorts which can also be integrated into your home.
With their contrast of delicate buds against earthy branches, flowering branches are hearty, long lasting and immensely pretty. And given their short window of availability, they’re also elusive, making them even more covetable. We’re partial to a huge bunch of forsythia or quince (the more the better) presented in a large glass cube or mammoth urn for ample drama. Masses of unique tropical stems like proteas also create a striking, almost architectural statement.
While traditional arrangements are undisputedly lovely, we’re endlessly intrigued by less obvious choices, such as plants and flowers housed in mini- terrariums or under glass domes and bell jars. Comprised of rocks, moss and miniature plants, terrariums are little living works of art, while bell jars and glass domes impart an air of importance onto almost any object. Topped with a glass dome, a single orchid stem commands attention. It’s the ultimate “look at me” moment.
The Old Standards
Don’t discount the oft-maligned supermarket standards, (i.e., the mum and carnation). Given their stodgy reputation, admitting a fondness for these blooms is akin to harboring a dirty little secret, but carnations and their ilk are in the midst of a major moment. There’s just nothing chicer than a heaving armload of the underrated flower massed in a big, clear cylinder.
An Artful Package
Beyond traditional flowers, we can’t get enough of foliage in its various sculptural forms. Living walls and large groupings of mounted staghorn ferns bring the outside in, literally. For the less vegetation-committed, there’s the design darling of the plant world, the ultra- sculptural succulent. Eschew mundane, standard-issue terra cotta pots in favor of architectural ceramics to take the character-filled plants to the next level.
Our sincere thanks to Joslyn Taylor for her article.
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