For the biggest entertaining months of the year, stylist and in-house floral designer Meghan Guthrie turned her eye to the past for inspiration to create this autumnal arrangement. “I wanted the bouquet to recall Dutch still-life paintings, so I went with deep, saturated colors and mixed in flowers and fruit,” she says.
Nail the Look
Meghan started with peonies and wild poppies in bright shades of pink, then layered the bouquet with earthy pomegranates and sprigs of serviceberry.
“I thought that hot pink was a great surprise color to mix in with the expected browns, reds, and oranges,” she explains. “It’s a twist on the fall palette but still has that seasonal spirit.”
As another nod to harvest season, Meghan put in tufts of pheasant feathers. “They’re unexpected elements that make the arrangement perfect as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving or any other big meal.”
Meghan went with a vintage ice bucket for the arrangement, which lends traditional flair. “I love the engraved silver for its Old World charm and how it evokes history and gentility.”
Arranging Tip: Don’t be afraid to add the unexpected. Arrangements should be a reflection of your mood and a gathering of seasonality. If you want to throw in fall branches and a feather you picked up in the yard, do it!
Arrangements should be a reflection of your mood and a gathering of seasonality.