Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New York Flower Show Dinner Dance

Yesterday I popped uptown to check  out the New York Flower Show Dinner Dance's tablescapes. Each year, The Horticultural Society of New York (aka "The Hort") asks floral designers to create centerpieces for their annual dinner dance. Fortunately, you don't have to buy a ticket to the pricey party: The Hort invites the public to come preview the tablescapes in the afternooon before the event. This year, The Hort asked floral, fashion, and interior designers to tackle their chosen theme of 'Couture en Fleur.' The results were a lot of mannequins wearing dresses made of flowers and foliage. It was fun to see all the wild, fashion-inspired displays, but most of them were nothing you could recreate at home.


However, I was very inspired by the table designed by Petal Design Studio. The team from Petal Design Studio opted for a long, lucite box as the base of their arrangements, which were domes of flowers (mostly roses and ranunculus) and succulents pressed into floral oasis. Any reasonably crafty person could recreate something similar, and I loved that the low-slung arrangements didn't cut off any of the guests from one another.

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