Flower Magazine

NOV-DEC 2018

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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ABOVE: A tableau of greenery, oranges, and pinecones sets a casual tone for the family's outdoor patio. BELOW: Another of the homeowner's own paintings peers over her favorite antique—an altarpiece with a Christogram representing the first three letters of Jesus's name in Greek. OPPOSITE: Muted pink reigns in the master bedroom, where amethyst glass lamps play nicely with sequined drapery beneath a high-gloss ceiling in a Benjamin Moore custom color. Making Merry with Mila Hostess extraordinaire Mila Hirsch gives her tips and tricks for throwing a standout party CREATE A TABLESCAPE Foraged materials and flowers are budget friendly, and you can always include produce. I love using pomegranates, pineapples, apples, or any kind of citrus—and you get the tasty benefit of eating them after the party's over. SET UP A DAY EARLY How you look and feel is just as important, so get your house ready the day before. This way, there's no mad rush to get dressed, and the day-of focus can be about you. MAKE A PLAYLIST Music is so important in setting the mood and the tone of any party, so put some thought into it. ACCEPT HELP When someone offers, say yes! Even if it's just lighting candles, opening wine, or setting out place cards, it's a win-win for both of you. BE GRACIOUS No matter how hard the planning might have been, don't complain about it. Appreciate that people have chosen to celebrate with you, and let them know it's your pleasure to have them over. N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | 57

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