While I was out last week, the New York Times published an article about simple flower arranging. Apartment Therapy (AT) posted about it this past weekend, which is how I came across it. AT ran a poll to see whether or not people were intimated by flower arranging. Most people had no problem arranging their own flowers! Yeah!
The NYT article features De Juan Stroud, a New York floral design company owner. Stoud describes some simple arrangements to make at home. Click here for the article and here for the slide show. The main take away is to keep it simple, with groupings of some vases and flowers of the same color.
[via NY Times]
About carnations Stoud said, that because they are considered trite "only his most sophisticated clients are willing to use them" :). Carnations generally do get a bad rap, but if they are used well, they are wonderful flowers!