Garden Rose and Gardenia

Garden rose and gardenia - in my world a better combination really does not exist! So, I wanted to show you just how easy it can be to put a stunning and aromatic centerpiece together with only three items, (two types of flowers and a vessel) in under 10 minutes. Garden rose and gardenia are pretty much a staple at the San Francisco Flower Mart. I don't think there has been a time that I have not been able to find these two beauties - thank you Torchio! (I love those guys) I have had this basin and pitcher for some time and it was gathering a bit of dust on the shelf, so I decided to beautify it with these flowers and create an asymmetric centerpiece that looks beautiful no matter which side of the table you are sitting on, front or back!

Front Kiana Underwood /

Back Kiana Underwood /

Flowers: garden rose, gardenia Kiana Underwood /

Add the gardenia - filling the rim of pitcher Kiana Underwood /

Add the roses to one side to create both asymmetry and height Kiana Underwood /

Ensure that the opposite side of the pitcher looks just as good, and you are done! Kiana Underwood /

I think this would fit in perfectly on the set of Downton Abbey, don't you?


Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood