With a natural eye for design and a wedding to plan, Sullivan Owen became interested in floral arranging when she was a bride with an aversion to the typical overdone, baby’s breath-laden centerpiece. Now, with her own floral and event design studio in Queen Village, she’s helping others make special days — from weddings to dinner parties — look fresh and modern.
The University of the Arts grad and Urban Outfitters alum shared three floral trends that we don’t see wilting:
Keep it natural: “People are turning away from fussy arrangements and want to let the flowers be flowers, not forcing them into anything unnatural,” she says. “We’re using a lot of West Coast ferns right now that look like they came right out of the forest.”
Vintage is fresh: “Just like there’s a throwback to heirloom vegetables and the farm-to-table movement, there’s a throwback to heirloom and old-fashioned roses: spray roses, garden roses, hydrangeas — anything that creates a vintage look.”
Pick the peony: “Going into spring, the peony is really popular — I call it the Queen Bee of flowers,” says Owen of the ever-popular bloom. “It’s always been hard to say no to the peony — it’s so fluffy and sweet.”
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