Steal This Look: Floral Arrangement in Cocktail Glasses by

Issue 17 · O Canada · April 29, 2014

Steal This Look: Floral Arrangement in Cocktail Glasses

Issue 17 · O Canada · April 29, 2014

We recently spotted an arrangement from this year's Salone del Mobile by Milan-based shop owner and designer Rossana Orlandi, and I immediately sought to replicate it.

Orlandi arranged six different jars and glasses on a glass serving tray and filled each with different flowers. The result is an appealing color clash with an artful Italian feel. It's a look that feels very off-the-cuff and easily replicable with props from around the house and out in the garden.

Photography by Aya Brackett for Gardenista, unless otherwise noted.

The Inspiration

Rossana Orlandi Salone del Mobile Photographed by Catherine Dash for Lonny Magazine | Gardenista

Above: Orlandi's composition showcases each individual flower and is the perfect centerpiece for an impromptu party. Photograph by Catherine Dash for Lonny Magazine.

Steal This Look: Cocktail Floral Arrangement | Gardenista

Above: I started with a Heath Ceramics Coupe Serving Platter in Onyx ($87) and set a circular marble trivet just off center on the tray, to create different heights. A similar trivet is Fort Standard's White Trivet for $84. Next I added water to five different glasses and placed them around the tray.

Steal This Look: Cocktail Floral Arrangement | Gardenista

Above: I used two of my favorite tools I had available: Pallarès Solsona's Professional Kitchen Shears ($155) and their Navaja Folding Knife ($82); I use them both constantly in and out of the kitchen. I prefer a knife for cutting soft stems, but you can use just about any garden tools or kitchen scissors that you have on hand. I cut a few wild roses from the garden: two in a deep orange tone (with red rose buds) and two white roses edged in pink. I also used a trio of poppies from the local San Francisco flower market and a group of just-bloomed green hellebores.

Steal This Look: Cocktail Floral Arrangement | Gardenista

Above: I topped the composition off with a bearded iris in white and peach.

Steal This Look: Cocktail Floral Arrangement | Gardenista

Above: The key to the arrangement was not to over think it: keep it simple, group flowers together, and move them around until you find something pleasing.

Steal This Look: Cocktail Floral Arrangement | Gardenista

Above: Drinks are served.

For more inspiration, sift through all our favorite Floral Arrangements. To get the look of other spaces and table settings see our previous posts: a Dry Garden Tablescape from Local Milk, A Simple House Plan Vignette, and a Late Spring Picnic.



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