Cool Centerpiece Look – The Fade

What makes a terrible haircut turns out to be a lovely floral design trend!

The first ombre style centerpiece to make me swoon was this one, from Martha Stewart:

Their description of the beautiful design?

What begins at one end with a few drops of pink in the blooms of sweet peas, hyacinths, and nerines culminates in a deluge of fuchsia peonies, ruby fringe tulips, and raspberry cyclamens. You could also create this gradient look, set in a low container here, with an aisle of vases. Complete the effect by wrapping favor boxes with our ombre-inspired paper.

Martha also offers up this lovely sweet pea confection- it’s just three distinct shades of sweet pea but because of their delicate shape it still has a gentle fading feel to it:

And here’s a lovely real wedding take on this concept, just to prove it’s possible in the real world (as some of Martha’s ideas sometimes are not ; )

This is from Grand Rapids, Michigan based Modern Day Floral.  I love it!

Not a total girlie girl? Here is the concept done with bright little button mums, by Design Sponge’s resident floral blogger, Studio Choo (via Design Sponge column We Like It Wild):

December 14, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Terri - I laughed at your comment about Martha’s ideas not always being “possible (to be done) in the real world”. So very true, but beautiful, nonetheless!

December 21, 2010 - 11:06 pm

Sarinya from The Daily Petal - Love the collection of photos. The wheels are already turning in my head. Don’t be surprised to see an ombre arrangement posted soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

December 23, 2010 - 12:59 pm

Kate - Can’t wait to see one! (or make one in class someday)

March 10, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Future Mrs. - That is beautiful!

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