Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Modern Homes...Fabulous Orchids

Paphiopedalum Orchids
When designing flowers to "show off" a home, for whatever impress friends, guests, or potential buyers...simple arrangements of all one type of flower have the strongest visual appeal. It should never look like a florist has come in to "do the flowers". They should be part of the decor, complementing the style of the space.
Modern Homes
I took these photos at the Grand Opening of the display suite of an Arthur Erickson designed apartment building in Yaletown. I used several varieties of Orchids for this event, knowing the flowers needed to be fabulous and needed to last for as long as possible.
Cymbidium Orchids
Most commercially available Orchid varieties work well in modern spaces by virtue of the nature of their blooms - the clean and crisp textures, shapes, and colours of their petals, throats, and stems. The other advantage in using these extremely beautiful flowers is their strength and longevity. The varieties pictured here last from 2 to 3 weeks as a cut flower in most conditions, and require a minimum of maintenance.
Mokara Orchids

Chartreuse Cymbidium Orchids

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