Extra Tips:: Hydration for Hydrangea
Follow directions on packages for best results.
Floral Life — Finishing Touch
How to take this floral design class from home!
- DOWNLOAD: the tip sheet so you have the recipe (click the button below). Follow this so you have the right flowers for each design.
- GATHER: your flowers, tools and supplies.
- WATCH, PAUSE & MAKE: watch the “Greene and Greens” video which features step-by-step.
- WATCH BONUS VIDEO: On Interior design flowers
- JOIN: Us and your fellow classmates on Zoom in the evening for sharing and questions.
Download PDF, Watch & Create
Step-By-Step How To Video — GREENE AND GREENS
Watch the video and pause to do each step with us. Click on the video, click the expand icon to see it full screen.
BONUS Video — INTERIOR DESIGN FLOWER TIPS
Watch the video to get tips on how to design for interiors
What we are learning about today: Greene and Greens at The Huntington through the arts and crafts movement
Greene and Greene were brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene and influential early 20th Century American architects. Active primarily in California, their houses and larger-scale ultimate bungalows are often associated with the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
The Huntington Library’s Verso Blog
“Some people may remember the exquisite furniture in The Huntington’s permanent exhibition about Arts and Crafts masters Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. The space was just reinstalled and the take-home message is clear: The Greenes did much more than simply produce gorgeous furniture. Arriving in Pasadena, Calif., in 1893, the brothers designed residential projects of incomparable beauty (the most famous one being the 1908 Gamble House in Pasadena), which forged a new path for American architecture. And as they refined their vision and collaborated with highly skilled craftspeople and artists, they increasingly designed entire environments—including landscapes, furnishings, lighting fixtures, and windows.”
How does Floral Design Tie into Architecture?
Flowers help interior designs feel complete. After the architects finish and the interior designers add furnishings, flowers and plants can add just the right touch to a space. Here are some tips on adding flowers to your living spaces.
1 — Flowers are not the “stars” in an interior space. They act as a seasonal accent to corners, tables, bars and bookshelves.
2 — In rooms with tall ceilings, take advantage of tall branches in the spring like forsythia or cherry blossom.
3 — For wide-open spaces, use a narrow vase and add large tropical leaves like monstera or palm (see video Kit created about this).
4 — Keep flowers low on coffee tables.
5 — In book shelves, use small vases and just a few blooms that pull colors from the interior accents.
Click to see some of these ideas in action in our tip sheet.