Festive Florals with Flowers Vasette
A floral centrepiece finishes off a summer Christmas table so beautifully. We love connecting with other local Fitzroy businesses, so we turned to the experts in floral design – Flowers Vasette – for some floral styling advice.
We chatted to Deborah, retail manager at Flowers Vasette, about floral trends, how to increase the longevity of your flowers in the Australian heat, and more.
What are some current flower trends for this summer season?
Trends in summer always include the delightful Peony Roses.
Do you have any tips for styling flowers on a Christmas table?
Consider the theme of linen, napkins, glassware etc and choose the flowers based on this. Using an array of ceramics or unique vases adds to the interest of the flowers. Give the arrangements depth and make sure you create movement with flowy cascading blooms.
Deborah used a simple palette of white and green for the delicate Arabella table linen design, with a loose, flowing style.
What colours are you seeing a lot in floral design at the moment?
This summer is all about bright, popping colours!
What is a flower or foliage for you that sums up Australian Christmas?
Eucalyptus gum is always a staple at Christmas time.
What are your tips for making flowers last longer in Melbourne’s heat?
To increase the longevity of your flowers, change the water every second day and re cut the stems on an angle.
Sturdy eucalyptus and other native florals look stunning against the warm hue and relaxed style of the Montalto Linen.
What is your favourite flower for scenting a space?
My favourite perfumes at the moment are mock orange foliage and lily of the valley.
Finally – What is the Vasette team’s favourite local Fitzroy coffee shop and a spot for lunch?!
Our favourite café is Alimentari Deli on Brunswick Street.
The bolder design of the block printed Fleur Tablecloth marries beautifully with red wine toned florals.
Thank you to Flowers Vasette for the stunning arrangements and all the advice! Which look would you choose for your Christmas table this year?