Architectural Digest Inspiration

Can you figure out what all these pictures have in common?

 

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Other than being beautiful, of course.

 

Stumped?  I will give you a hint.

 

pantone

 

Seven entirely different rooms with entirely different styles  and entirely different color schemes have one thing in common: flower arrangements in Pantone’s Color of the Year.

 

I will give you a second while you scroll back up to look.

 

As I was perusing the past the issues of AD, I noticed this pattern.  No matter what the design style or type of room, a pop of honeysuckle pink never looked out of place.

 

While I will never be able to replicate most of the gorgeous, expensive and often one-of-a-kind objects found in these Architectural Digest rooms, a hot pink flower arrangement?  That I can do.

 

I prefer to use artificial flowers around my house, since I have something of a brown thumb.   Most of the time, I keep the arrangements monochromatic to keep them from looking too dowdy.  I have found that the flowers that translate to artificial the best are:

 

silk calla lilysilk gerbera daisysilk hydrangeas

 

calla lilies, gerbera daisies, hydrangeas,

 

silk peonysilk rosesilk rununculus

 

peonies, roses, and ranunculus.

 

All silk flower images borrowed from Joann.com.

 

If you are looking for tips to help you create arrangements or bouquets from silk flowers, check out my posts here and here.

 

If you are going to use any of the following flowers, you are better off using the real thing.

 

alstroemeria

 

Alstroemeria are beautiful, inexpensive, and available in many grocery store floral departments.  Just don’t eat them because they are toxic.

 

carnations

 

Carnations are often used as filler flowers because they are so inexpensive, but a big mass of pink carnations can be lovely.

 

oriental lily

 

Oriental lilies are gorgeous, but don’t translate well to silks.  If you are looking for the real thing, you might have to wait a little further into the summer, however.

 

tulip

 

If you are going to use my favorite flower, the tulip, please PLEASE use the real thing.  Tulips are such marvelous blooms, and artificial tulips just won’t cut it.

 

Fresh flower images taken from FiftyFlowers.com.

 

Have you punched up your home décor with Pantone’s Color of the Year?  How have you incorporated it?

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