Everyday Simple Statements

Happy Monday! After all of the activity of Mother's Day, I thought that it would be nice to do some very simple statement pieces. To me, 'simple statement' arrangements are those that are both simple in ingredients and creation, but also arrangements that can be placed anywhere within the home. These two arrangements are just as at home on a piano as they would be on a bedroom nightstand or fireplace mantle. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

What you'll need: ranunculus, lamb's ear, grape hyacinth, black mystic tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Begin with the black mystic and lamb's ear tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Continue with the ranunculus, with larger flowers closer to the neck of the vase tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Add the grape hyacinth tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Finish with additional ranunculus buds to add height and texture tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

In this simple piece, a single ingredient is used - boronia. It is quite fragrant, and the lovely pink of the boronia against the matte white of the tall urn adds a lovely splash of color wherever you place it.

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Credits:

Photography by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet

Mother's Day Tea Party DIY

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching (May 12 in the U.S. and many other countries), and I thought that it would be fun to spend most of the next few weeks with posts and DIYs highlighting great floral ideas for mom. Our moms are such an important part of our lives, and taking the time to do something special goes a long way toward giving back to someone who has given us so much. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

To start things off, this oh-so-simple (and it really is) tea party would be great for an afternoon with mom, or even as a stunning centerpiece for a Mother's Day brunch. The flowers are laid out at the bottom of a tiered stand, and wonderful pastries and fruits are placed above. A selection of teas, mug (love those owls), and teapot complete things.

Note: You can use any flowers that you find beautiful for this. I chose some varieties that were bold in color and texture, but that didn't have to be in water constantly. Needless to say, this is not a long-lasting arrangement, as water is necessary to prolong a cut flower's life.

I hope that you will give this a try and spoil mom on her special day.

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Begin by laying out the hardy varieties - black mystic, succulent, and eucalyptus tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Continue with a layer of the flowers - ranunculus and grevillea tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Continue to layer until you are satisfied with the composition of color and texture tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

I have added pastries to the second tier and fruits to the third - feel free to add what you find delicious tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Now, celebrate mom! tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Credits:

Styling and floral design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Angie Cao Venezia Wooden 3-Tier Stand from Williams-Sonoma Kotobuki White Owl Mug from Sur la Table