Sunday, September 28, 2008

Flower Happy

Look how happy a bag full of hydrangeas makes Michael Kors. I thought I would follow his lead and get a few for myself this weekend...

Hydrangeas are favorite flowers of mine because they are relatively fool proof and a few blooms go a long way. And while my over sized tropical leaf arranging skills could use some work, I love how much green it adds to an otherwise neutral room.

When properly arranged, they should look more like they do in Kors' New York apartment above. In case you missed it, click here to see more photos from last month's In Style spread.

(Top and bottom photographs for In Style September 2008 by Douglas Friedman).

15 comments:

David said...

I'm a fan of the hydrangea, but I'm an even bigger fan of your crisp, white chairs. I'm reading a book on upholstering now so do things like this for myself.

the sweet life with olives said...

I love hydrangeas too. Funny bc here in Italy they think they bring bad luck... I got a lot of frowns all round when I asked the gardener if he thought they would grow well in our garden. Against all odds, I planted them and they are beautiful, bad luck and all!

Style Court said...

I have that exact same leaf right now by a chair, plus a few puffy hydrangeas. We must have gone to the same place :)

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks David. Learning to upholster yourself will be a useful skill--and save you a ton.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Sweet Life, I had no idea Hydrangeas were bad luck in Italy. Very interesting. I hope you change the stigma with your garden.

Brilliant Asylum said...

I got these at Whole Foods. The tropical leaf was an expiriment that needs more practice. It always looks so good on Flipping Out.

Fifi Flowers said...

Hydrangeas are so beautiful! Love your chairs!

Paloma said...

Lovely! I love hydrangeas and peonies because they are so large. I love arranging them in big, monochromatic bunches. I would love to plant them in my backyard, but I don't think they would fare very well in the Houston climate.

Joslyn said...

your chairs are stunning! the flowers look great.

DecorPad said...

I love them too and they last forever!

maison21 said...

your place is beautiful! are those the arrangements your "staff" destroyed?!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thank you and yes. Consider this the before photo. Puddles of water in the after.

katiedid said...

What a pretty living room you have!!! More!

dolcechic said...

I love hydrangeas. We have so many beautiful ones in our yard. Please head over to my blog and check out my latest hydrangea post :)

Mike said...

Whenever I get my girlfriend flowers she loves it. There's just something about flowers that women love.