This simple modern bed side table highlights the clean lines and neutral pallet of the bed linens and window treatment. The surface provides room for a coordinating bedside lamp with black base and neutral shade as well as books for bedtime reading. A simple pink flower arrangement brings color to the vignette.
Designer Claire Paquin added a touch of whimsy and fun to this little girl's bedroom with pink accents and a little flower power. The white and gray canvas can handle the strong shade of hot pink in the pillows and floral arrangement, and the cute flowered knob on the white nightstand is a fanciful addition. Having just the accents carry the color allows for quick and inexpensive changes when needed.
In this open concept living area, the white rug and sectional serve as a muted backdrop for splashes of color throughout the space. Blues, pale greens, even a hint of pink from the flower arrangement on the table wake up the room.
No table setting is complete without flowers. Opt for readily-available flowers and keep the arrangements simple and unobtrusive. Here, white and dual-toned cream and pink roses are placed in low cube vases and small apothecary bottles.
No matter how you do it, bring life and beauty to your home with plants and flowers. Designer Sara Brown has incorporated multiple potted houseplants and succulents into both her kitchen and breakfast room design scheme. Her clever arrangement of pink glass vases inside a larger vessel and simple stems of Queen Anne's lace show how to incorporate even wildflowers and simple arrangements into your home as an alternative to expensive arrangements of cut flowers.
For a simple, modern look, group an odd number of white vases and fill each with one color of flowers, like the pink and white versions here. A few gold ornaments in the central white hydrangea arrangement adds unexpected sparkle.
Gorgeous pink and orange flower arrangements in silver vases decorate this kitchen table. A set of crystal stemware with a purple-blue etched floral design is woven throughout the setup, while natural light illuminates the space.
Think outside the box for winter wedding florals, says planner Liz Singleton, of Events by Elizabeth Palmer. "Winter doesn't automatically mean silver, red and white. Creams and pinks with the lambs ear made the arrangement perfect for winter, giving it quite a bit of texture along with a more soft and romantic look. Gold is a fun metallic to pair with winter arrangements because typically, people think silver equals snow. Gold, however, helps create warmth with the candlelight and again, enhances the romantic undertones.” This lantern arrangement uses pink and ivory roses, blush peonies and Dusty miller. Florist: Flowers by Zoie.
Globe amaranth blooms can be white or shades of red, purple and pink. Harvest the stems when the flowers are in bloom, and hang them upside down in a dry, dark, airy space until you’re ready to use them in crafts or arrangements. The flower heads of varieties like ‘Forest Pink’ (Gomphrena haageana) are also great for using in potpourri.
Colorful accessories highlight this side table. Pops of pale pink reminiscent of the living room come from the small radio and flower arrangement. For even more relaxation, a funny book of cat poems to share with M is the perfect coffee table book. “The thing that I love most about coming home is my funny little kitty,” says Nikia. “It’s his castle and I just live in it.”
Individual blossoms on the flower spike of gas plant appear to have eyelashes, thanks to long, curling stamens. Gas plant offers a long flower season, from late spring through midsummer, and you can find varieties with blooms in shades of lavender, pink and red. Once flowers fade, seedpods form that linger into early winter and make a nice addition to autumn arrangements. Site this perennial where you want it (full sun is best), because it doesn’t transplant easily. Small seedlings tend to form around the mother plant, and those can be moved with little fuss. Deer- and rabbit-resistant plants grow 28 to 32 inches tall by 18 to 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7. Good vase companions for gas plant: bearded iris, peony, bee balm and lady’s mantle.