Last week, I stopped at the SF Flower Mart on the way through the city.
And I will admit…
I do tend to get a little giddy at the market with all those pretty faces.
Can you picture me twirling and whirling through the warehouses
with bundles and bundles of fresh flowers wrapped in newspaper?
I am the first to admit that I become slightly crazy when perusing through all of the flowers
And it was no different back in June when I gathered up garden roses, peonies, dahlias
and pomegranate and artichoke for a French autumn inspired centerpiece.
And why doesn’t my kitchen always look like this?
If I told you that I was obsessed with fresh flowers – well, no need to argue that at all.
When the editors at French Style Magazine reached out and asked me to put together three stylings including a centerpiece that was French autumn inspired…
I didn’t go in the usual autumn orange and rust direction.
Surprise -surprise, right?
I dreamed up a few ideas and jotted down some notes and then
placed a chunky order at one of my favorite vendors at the market.
I went with blush, greens, soft sages, muted corals and just a sprinkling of yellow.
And then it was all about the bold red with
pomegranate and that perfect little green artichoke.
I clipped the flowers short and tucked a whole lot of greens into a large ironstone tureen until the shape and flow was right
and then placed sliced pomegranate
and a couple small artichokes to round it out.
That pop of rich color in the fruit was a perfect foil
to the blush and soft sage.
It is a completely simple centerpiece really – and a little free flowing
with no big design plan.
Just flowers that I love,
in soft muted colors
that mingled together with photogenic (and delicious!)
fruit and veggies.
It is always a pinch me moment and honor to see my work and photography in print and
You can see more of this styling and read all about my wild and crazy (not!) design aesthetic
in French Style Magazine this month.
I will admit that I might be a little on the non-traditional side with some things
especially when it comes to autumn-
but I am loving how this simple centerpiece turned out.
What do you think?
Do you love fruit and flowers mixed together?
Happy Monday everyone