Painterly Poppies

Late winter has some really amazing flowers. For this subtle arrangement, bursting with sunshine, I decided to work with beautiful large Icelandic poppies, ranging in shades of white, buttercream, yellow and peachy pinks. I pulled out the peachy tones in the poppies with fresh branches of kumquats, and kept the rest of the rest of the palette pretty clean with simple whites and greens like delicate spirea, and structural branches of yellow blossoming forsythia. To offset the warm tones, I added in a few black centered anemone, which are often mistaken for poppies, and anchored the whole arrangement with a vessel the color of oxydized copper. 

This design has me, and this 9 month baby bump you'll notice in the photos, so excited for spring! The tiny hints of buds on the branches outside tell me we're just on the cusp of transitioning to my favorite season! Photos by the incredible Heather Nan

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