I love flowers! And it is so much fun to go to a wholesale florist/flower market and “play” in the coolers. Most of the time I buy WAY too much but when I am putting together florals for a photo shoot, I like to have more than enough in case I change my mind about the scale or shape or colors.
My car usually looks like this on shoot day….
Whenever I do florals for a photo shoot I try to use colors/styles of flowers & containers that work cohesively in the room.
For a jet I designed with a contemporary interior, I chose all white with some greenery to enhance the wood and leather and not distract from the interior:
Other florals I did for a reception on the jet:
French Tulips with a Peony! Love!
Parrot tulips, Bells of Ireland and white anenomes…
For a recent interior shoot, I mixed it up a bit.
Orange tulips in thai leaf (wrapped around inside of vase) and I can’t remember the name of the silvery balls…I think billie balls? If someone knows please email me!
For a guest bedroom I designed with a vintage feel, I chose dahlias (one of my favorites) in a green gurgling cod pitcher and hydrangea with ferns in a scalloped glass cube.
Dustin Peck, my photographer (who puts up with so much from me) sighting a shot for a simple table in the breakfast room.
I wanted a very simple look so I chose heather and put it in a copper vase that I had from an ASID Designer House kitchen I designed. The table is a custom design in Curly Maple from Wright Table.
Hydrangeas, fern, wine dahlias in thai leaf.
Floral designers have told me they have favorites based on viability and how the flowers show up in photographs…so I guess I love dahlias for those reasons too. Of course what is in season also has an impact on choice. Getting flowers specially ordered is very expensive…(but can be done!)
My top favorites for photo shoots:
Tulips (especially fringed Parrot or exotic French)
Dahlias (any color)
Thai Leaf (for wrapping clear vases)
Hydrangea (they last forever and the detail of the petals provides depth)
White roses (elegant)
Bells of Ireland
Weird greenery, ferns, anything that creates movement.
images of sunroom, guest room and breakfast room by Dustin Peck Photography
images of jet by Steve Schulte Photography
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