A Renoir Inspiration

When I was in London a few weeks ago I went back to the National Gallery (a must visit every time I'm there) and viewed some of my favorite art again. They have a great selection of Renoir and Degas - two of my favorites. I happened upon a beautiful floral painting by Renoir which indeed confirmed my love for gladioli. I mean just look at how beautiful this is, abundant and masterful. So, I was inspired, and upon my return I did my own version of "Gladioli in a Vase" with mostly flowers from my garden and a little gladioli help from Trader Joe's.

Renoir - Gladioli in a Vase | Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Renoir - Gladioli in a Vase | Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Renoir - Gladioli in a Vase

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Chic Dinner Table in Pink

Happy New Year my friends! I have missed you. I was on the road with my family to Texas and back (yes, 4300 miles / 6900 km of driving), so 12 days away from work and the blog seemed a world away. But, it sure was a lot of fun. I hope that you all had a fabulous holiday season as well. I am excited for all the new possibilities that this year has already presented. I also have some new ideas for projects which I will be blogging about and sharing with you over the next few weeks and months.

Earlier in December, my good friend Angie Cao and I, along with the amazing food stylist Alexa Hyman, got together and styled a lovely winter dinner table. It was great fun - here are the results!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

As I was coming up with the theme for the floral styling, I simply imagined what I would want my winter dinner table to look like. I wanted to stay away from the typical winter and holiday red and green, but still wanted some color, so I chose pink - which always has availability in so many shades. (It didn't hurt that I found the most amazing anemones and ranunculus in pink!)

I used ornamental kale, mistletoe, ranunculus, anemone and scabiosa in one arrangement and for the smaller clusters I used only one or two kinds of flowers. I bought some inexpensive regular glass textured vases and painted them gold and I must say I love how they turned out.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Can you believe this ranunculus? Such a beauty! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

This arrangement of narcissus and mint simply smelled exquisite! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Angie Cao / angiecao.com

Floral styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Angie Cao Food styling by Alexa Hyman

A Neighborhood Inspiration

My neighbors and long time friends have a lovely home! We had been planning to have a social as well as "floral" get together at their place for some time. Initially, it was going to be in the spring, but we finally got around to our little party a couple of weeks ago. Better late than never! Needless to say, they have been my number one fans and supporters from day one, and we had a blast at their place! Thank you Julie and Jim for the beautiful time and for who you are!

I put together some autumn pieces using my garden goods, and I just love their living room, and how my flowers looked in it! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

This is Rocky, he wanted to be part of things. Isn't he adorable? Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

They have some great modern-style pieces, which makes for a fun setting. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I love the detached garage, and the amazing blue door! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood Vases (Mercury Glass Pillar Holder) available at Anthropologie