Take inexpensive baby's breath out of the background and into the spotlight with this hanging centerpiece. Use a round ball of floral foam, floral wire and monofilament to suspend this ethereal arrangement over the table.
The rocks below the succulents provide a decorative element and serve as water drainage, says Joyce Mason-Monheim, floral director for Accent Decor and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. The glass is the same material that is used to make test tubes and can withstand high heat.
These wedding bouquets incorporate the rich, deep reds and snowy-whites of the season. Other wintery florals to consider using include pine boughs, cymbidium orchids, boxwood boughs, camellia buds, magnolia leafs and holly berries. Floral design: Blooming Gallery. Planner: Something to Celebrate.
Using miniature Mammillaria cacti, Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' and Mother of Pearl succulents gives this terrarium design a clean and modern look, says Paul Ponn, owner of Bella Floral Boutique in St. Cloud, Fla. and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. He used the concept of "negative space" in each grouping of plant species.
Trim the floral foam with a knife to fit snugly inside the planter. If necessary, to keep it from floating up, wedge a few smaller pieces of foam into the sides or use some floral tape. Next add some water.
A hint of the red wall peeks over this close-up view of neutral bedding with floral, striped and plaid patterns. A white throw pillow with an applique of red and salmon floral beading accents the bedding while blending perfectly with the wall color.