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This blog is the magazine devoted to design focusing on floral. Most designs featured are from SouthWest regional chapter AIFD designers. Some High profiled national and international designers will also be featured from time to time in addition to art and artists from other mediums. Also fantastic gardens and interesting stores are visited. This is the Chapter's public and floral industry outreach project. A bimonthly digital magazine is emailed to all subcribers. The blog site will feature an extension of each issue with extra articles, and pictures. Enjoy

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

All Lined Up by Anthony Vigliotta, AIFD,CFD

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The table colums are cage wire wrapped around a 3" X 12" glass cylinder, with different gauge acrylic rods and Aspen sticks intertwined to carry the line throughout the long piece, as well as provide some movement. The long gloriosa lily and twining callas (still touching the water in the vases) provide a more feminine softer touch to the heavier and hard masculine containers and acrylics.
The bathroom arrangements were to be "very Zen", and thus a simple design using four glass vases...using repetition as its basis......was just crushed glass with a vanda orchid (phaleanopsis could also have been used....they last up to 3-5 days without any water!)
The entry was designed to sit on a long entry table under the homeowners favorite piece of art. This is just a 1" X 8" piece of wood, cut to length and wrapped in yellow paper, yarn and wire. (two holes are drilled so it can sit on its metal bases). Flower tubes are attached with acid green zip ties to add to the hard modern look, and then flowers added. A passion vine, stripped of its flowers and foliage is added to soften the vertical and horizontal lines and add a moving feminine element.
A piece inspired by the genius of the Belgian designer, Tomas de Bruyne.

Bonus pics
Creative settings from Anthony

This was for a small "Jack and Jill" bridal shower/brunch in a Los Angeles country club's private dining room.

The theme was "Tiffany Blue" and white (the thank you gifts for all attendees were Tiffany Co. key chains, as well as the name tags marking their place at the table) .
The theme was carried throughout the design...tablecloths, white chiavari chairs and subtle blue details. All flowers were white (hydrangea, roses, peonies, and gardenias). The tall square vases were wrapped in tulle and tied with a blue button. Blue glass was put into the small squares to hold a single white rose in place, and a puddle of running white tulle was placed under all the containers on the table and scattered with white rose and peony petals.
All the guests complied with a request "to wear all white from the waist up".