Bright and In Bloom

B Floral hosted special guests for an evening of Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and floral design on February 26th.  Bronwen and the B Floral team transformed the B Floral studio into a Spring Sanctuary.  After the winter we’ve experienced in New York, guests were relieved to step into a room full of bright, fragrant flowers.  The displays around the studio featured arrangements suited for a variety of bridal, corporate, and social events.  Bronwen led guests through a floral design mini-class, and they were able to take home the bouquets they designed along with their goody bags filled with B Floral candles, L’Occitane soap, and jars of hibiscus tea blended by Rustic T.  Our guests seemed to really enjoy themselves, and we had a wonderful response on social media. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and search to see more images.

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New Year’s Party Inspiration

This year our absolute favorite color palette for a New Year soiree is black, white and gold. The colors together create a look that is modern but also classic at the same time and reminiscent of all things Gatsby. Think gold sequins, black and white striped table runners, gold tableware and white flowers.

Black and White Striped Tablecloth

For centerpieces we suggest gorgeous lush white peonies placed in a gold vase. The look is simple but sophisticated. Peonies are a perfect choice for a New Year’s event because they represent prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune.

Here are some of our favorite ideas and inspiration for a fun and gorgeous New Year’s party.

DIY Gold Fringe Party Hats

Balloon Drink Stirrers

Gold Painted Champagne Flutes

How to Pop Champagne like a Pro

Free Sparkler Printouts

Have a happy and healthy New Year everyone!

Red, White, and Blue

I’m sure you are all looking forward to a long holiday weekend and 4th of July BBQs. I know all of us at B Floral sure are! I wanted to share some of my favorite 4th of July party inspiration finds with you guys. I hope it inspires you to throw your best bash yet. Enjoy the holiday everyone!

Fourth of July Inspiration

4th of July DIY project // fun serving ideas // party decor inspiration // cupcake flag

Fourth of July Inspiration

popsicles // fun serving ideas // mason jar drinks // festive cake 

Spring Break Table-Escape

Last week we created 5 centerpieces to compliment tables designed by interior designers for JAB Anstoetz’s Spring Break Table-Escape event that took place during Spring Market at the D&D Building. The designers were given the opportunity to incorporate JAB Anstoetz‘s fabrics, Lenox tableware, and our flowers to create a tablescape that transported viewers to the designer’s favorite spring break location. As promised we have some beautiful images from the event shot by Evan Felts. To see more images head over to our Facebook page.

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Holiday Table Inspiration

Since the holidays are filled with dinner parties and entertaining guests, we wanted to share some of our favorite easy tablescape designs that just about anyone can put together. Simple touches create a dramatic impact with these designs and the best part is they won’t take but a bit of time to put together.

1. Inexpensive pinecones and evergreens mingle with beautiful mercury glass votive holders and hand printed candles in this gorgeous tablescape from Stylizimo. The easy hand printed candle tutorial can be found here and would also be great for gifting.

2. I love mixing gold and silver together when it comes to holiday decor because it creates such an elegant look. Filling glass vessels with ornaments is not only easy but is visually stunning (via Style At Home).

3. Wrapping cinnamon sticks around a plain candle will not only create a holiday look but also will make your table smell amazing. Cluster together candles of varying heights and sizes for a simple yet elegant centerpiece.

4. If you’re looking to infuse a bit of color into your tablescape, these topiaries from Better Homes and Gardens, made out of cranberries, are just the ticket. They’re super simple, using just toothpicks, foam balls, and cranberries but have dramatic look.

5. Another one of my favorite color palettes is green and gold. What really makes this tablescape special are the gold dipped glasses.

Here’s a DIY tutorial to make your own gold dipped glassware that would also work perfectly for a New Years bash.

Or you can purchase the Midas Collection Glassware from Design Within Reach. Amazing, yes I know.

 

 

Setting the Scene

With Thanksgiving around the corner (probably one of my favorite holidays!), it’s time to start thinking about your tablescapes. Earlier this week we did a how to set the table post that you can find here. Now we’ll show you some of our favorite looks and design elements for a gorgeous Thanksgiving table.

One of my favorite looks for a table is a runner. The color palette and the simplicity of this runner and table settings work perfectly for a casual dinner. You can find a tutorial on how to make those adorable mini pumpkin candle holders here.

Pumpkin runner

Another way to create a runner is using candles like this one with a more traditional fall color palette from Midwest Living.

Thanksgiving centerpiece

Place cards are a nice way to personalize the settings and make guests feel welcome. I like to keep them seasonal so using things like pumpkins, wheat, leaves and pears are a nice touch.

Gold Leaf Place Card Wheat Place Cards

Pumpkin Place Card  Pear Place Card

I love the look of modern gold flatware. You can find a round up of gold flatware from Apartment Therapy.

Gold Flatware

Lastly, personalized touches like recipe cards for guests to take home and ways to make leftovers special, like this here, make Thanksgiving more special.

Recipe Cards

 

Labor Day Fun

I cannot believe I am writing this but this weekend we celebrate a holiday that marks the unofficial end to summer, Labor Day. So make sure you celebrate this weekend and take advantage of one of the last weekends of summer and a day off of work. Here are some ideas that will help you savor the last bit of summer.

1. Screen an outdoor movie

2. Hold a clam bake. Recipe from Rachel Ray.

3. Have friends and family over for a stargazing party and be sure to have a fire pit and s’mores ready. Make sure you take a look at this gourmet s’mores bar.

4. Host a potluck BBQ. Here are some backyard BBQ recipes.

Packing a Punch

If you want to add a fun pop of color to your event but can’t decide where, why not with the chairs? Nowadays chiavari chairs can be found in just about any color imaginable and most rental vendors are able to customize them for you by painting them an exact match to a color swatch you provide.

Teal chairs

Pink Chairs

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Orange chairs

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If these colors are too bright and loud for you, there’s a ton of neutral colors available like gold, silver and tan.

Gold chairs

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Stylish Runners

B Floral is joining the party…Little Borrowed Dresses Wedding Party Wednesday that is! This week’s party theme is table scape inspiration. So much goes into making a table look finished, although at B Floral we’re partial to the flowers. Lately, I have been loving long rectangular tables, and although they require many more items to make the table seem complete, it’s a perfect opportunity to have these objects run the length of the table creating a more modern version of a table runner. Here are some of our favorite looks.

1. A hollowed out log filled with flowers.

Log Vase

2. A hand painted pink and gold table runner from Style Me Pretty.

Painted Table Runner

3. Lace doily table runner from Ruffled.

Doillie Runner

4. Candles running the length of a table from Style Me Pretty.

Candle Runner

Photography by Blynda DaCosta

5. A gorgeous floral runner from Style Me Pretty.

Floral runner

6. And finally a holiday themed table runner from B Floral

 

 

Happy Holidays

In case you didn’t know, today is National Tequila Day. I know, I know this is something that you’ll be forced into celebrating because really who even likes margaritas? I’m kidding of course! So invite a few friends over, enjoy the nice weather, and celebrate tequila with these recipes and drinks.

1. Spicy Tequila Lime Chicken from TastyKitchen.com

Tequila Lime Chicken

2. Frozen Peach Margaritas from wearenotmartha.com

Frozen Peach Margaritas

3. Pink Grapefruit Margaritas from theregoesthecupcake.com

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

4. Margarita Cupcakes from browneyedbaker.com

Margarita Cupcakes