Presented by the National Bank of Canada, and hosted by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and Robson Street Business Association, this year’s holiday inspirations feature over 40 festive floral art displays, designed by Vancouver’s top local florists.
The florists include Arbutus Florist, Botany & Bloom, Dushan Flowers, Flower Factory, Granville Island Florist, Southland Floral, Arizel Studio, Écorce Flowers, Faux Floral, Gardenia Flowers, Get a Bouquet, Gilligan Girls Flowers on Main, J Events, Lotus Flower Boutique, Niche Boutique Florals, Nogori Flowers, Plush Floral Studio, Port Moody Flowers, ROA Floral and Event Designs, Rogue Florist, Shadow Jiang, Simply Perfect Flowers, Stems at Stong’s Market, Tila Flower Boutique, Vivió Flower Gallery and Hilary Miles, all talents to know.
Take a look at some highlights to swoon over below, and be inspired by for your own holiday floral decor.
1. Don’t shy away from placing a classic in the spotlight. Don’t you love how the mighty confident rose just demands attention when mixed into this dazzling holiday-inspired sculpture by @nicheboutiqueflorals?
2. Use white as a neutral shade and it becomes more modern and less traditional. Look at what @jevents.planning.design did with this heart. We love how they used white chrysanthemums, roses, and baby’s breath and then brought in bright blue with the thistles and asparagus ferns.
3. You don’t need only pine green trees, especially in warmer climates. By using white trees and adorning them with three different colored rose-themed wreaths, the Fleursdevilles Fleuristes achieved something unique and artful. Notice how the wreaths are dyed in different colors to match.
4. Planters become something so much yummier when they are turned into peppermint floral lollipops. Designed by @get_a_bouquet, they used inexpensive carnations – another favorite and reliable flower for any design – and attached a stick to be inserted in a planter. So happy and fun. You could also use faux flowers to great effect if you can’t order directly from them.
5. London calling! @arizelstudio brought an unexpected prop into their design, draping this telephone box with bright colors and encouraging people to call loved ones. Who would you want to call? I think this studio since it’s so creative.
6. Since we frame pictures, why not use a wood frame or one you have at home and cover it in flowers as @portmoodyflowers did as an entrance piece.
Last but not least, a special shoutout to Rudolph en fleurs. It’s all about getting into the holiday spirit and embracing love, creativity and yes, a bit of whimsy too.
As “Peanuts” writer Charles M. Schulz wisely said, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
A version of this story originally appeared on FlowerPowerDaily.com, click the link for more holiday floral decor.
Jill Brooke is a former CNN correspondent, Post columnist and editor-in-chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazine. She is an author and the editorial director of FPD, and a contributing digital editor of aspire design and home magazine.
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