These dazzling blooms combine modern, romantic ease with classic design.
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The freshest look in flowers is a mix of new and old—still as carefree as in recent days, but with a return to the intentional design of earlier eras. Here, ideas that are both timely and timeless.
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With a luxe mass of blooms on top and long, fanned-out stems below, this cluster of roses and camellia branches, tied with a ribbon in the middle, has an undeniable hourglass shape and awe-inspiring appeal.
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In a free-form twist on the cascading bouquet, wispy spirea branches form a base for anemones, sweet peas, scabiosas, and hyacinth blooms. Though the finished product may seem easy-breezy, each bloom is placed ever-so thoughtfully.
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Several rectangular vessels lined up end to end give the illusion of one long window box with fluttery Japanese ranunculus, variegated sweet peas, and scabiosas springing from its center. Spireas and camellias add fullness but leave room for cross-table conversations.
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Mantelpiece wreaths are crowd-pleasers, but for a new take on the traditional circle, consider this sheaf of spireas, camellias, roses, and carnations bound with silk ribbon. A few extra blossoms are affixed with hot glue to the branches to fill blank spots, and the whole arrangement is anchored to the wall with strips of white gaffer’s tape.
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To create the illusion of a trailing vine, each rose and lisianthus is strategically secured to leafy camellia branches. When hung on the molding using adhesive hooks, they form a stunning doorway design.
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