If “set it and forget it” sounds like your ideal holiday decor situation, this holiday tablescape is for you! This table’s monochromatic all-white color palette was anything but vanilla with it’s eclectically curated, effortlessly chic details: dried florals in hand-painted vases, textured linens juxtaposing delicate gauzy runners, modern matte place settings combined with vintage-inspired crystal goblets, and soft touches of color through gold flatware and pops of wheat, sand, and olive tones in the floral arrangements.
This is the perfect inspiration for anyone looking to do a little “one-stop shopping” when it comes to decorating their home for the holidays. With low maintenance dried florals that you’ll never have to water or replace, and “holiday-neutral” decor that fits for any celebration, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, this tablescape fits all of your holiday decor needs to end 2020 on a beautiful note.
From the production team & floral design team at Be Inspired PR:
Creating a beautiful holiday tablescape with professional-level florals is easier than you may think! With a few helpful tips, you can recreate this look for your own holiday floral decor and impress anyone with your Instagram-worthy setup.
Step 1: Start with the color palette.
Just like any creative project, we recommend starting with the color palette. Pick one color that really speaks to you; for us that was a light beige. From there, pick two complementary colors that help elevate that first central color. These three colors should work in harmony with each other. Now that you have established your base three colors, think about correlating flowers that are naturally available in those hues. If you can’t find any that are the desired style and color, then head back to the drawing board until you land on the perfect trio of complementary colors! If you know you want a certain flower, or in our case, a dried flower, then fantastic! Just pull that color as your main color and find two complementary colors that elevate the overall design.
Step 2: Pick a combo of textures and sizes.
Now that you have a perfect trio of colors, it’s time for the fun stuff – actually picking out the flowers! Eeek! This is our favorite part of the process because this is when our creative juices really start flowing. Depending on the size of the arrangement you want and the overall look you are going for, we would recommend sticking to no more than 10 different variations of flowers. When it comes to table arrangements you want to take into consideration the height of the arrangements and the amount of vases you will need. For our table we went with taller vases than the traditional “long and low” table arrangement. We did this because we decided we only wanted to use dried flowers and the variety of dried florals are skinny and tall, not wide and large, which ultimately looks more natural in a taller vase. Keep in mind when choosing your flowers that you don’t want to get different variations of the exact same flower. For example, you don’t want to have similar shapes and textures because your design will ultimately start to blend together. Try to find one or two larger flower variations that really steal the show and the rest can fill the blank space with different textures.
Step 3: Keep flower strengths in mind.
Did you know that some flowers are stronger than others? Well just like variations of fruits, some flowers last longer than others, and it has to do with the strength of their stems. When deciding to DIY your arrangements you need to make sure you not only keep them fresh from the moment you get them, but also keep them fresh before, during and after your event. Thankfully, we have some tips on how to make sure your flowers are plump and well for as long as possible. Our first tip would be to cut the flowers when arranging them in your final vase at a 45 degree angle. This allows the flowers to drink more water! Now on that note, changing the flower water is ESSENTIAL. Think of this like a pet, and water is its food. It needs to be changed, or fed if you will, every single day. Yes, change the water every single day! Trust us, it is a necessary step to ensure the longest shelf life of your flowers.
Step 4: Choose varying vase sizes.
Have you ever seen a design that looked almost too perfect? Many people don’t think that too perfect or matching could be a problem, but it absolutely can! You have to remember that flowers are not man-made – they are natural and they deserve to be showcased in a way that feels, well, natural. To achieve this look we recommend avoiding packing your flowers too tight, and actually choosing fun and different sized vases. For this project, our team actually thrifted 7 totally different vintage vases and painted them white using the trash to terracotta technique trend! This resulted in different heights, shapes, and sizes of arrangements that all felt cohesive and effortless. You don’t necessarily have to break the bank to create a cohesive mood to your florals, you just have to get creative!
Venue: @riggio. Co
Floral Design: @beinspiredpr
Photography: Sanaz Photography | Floral Design: Be Inspired PR | Flowers: Fifty Flowers | Stationery: Minted | Catering: Colette’s Catering & Events | Venue: Riggio.Co | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Linens: BBJ Linen | Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals | Tabletop: La Pinata Party Rentals | Wine: One Hope Wine