Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach

Mint and peach - I just love this color combination. As you might have read in my first Colors of Colina entry, I tell Colina the overall color theme of the bouquet that I'm going to make, and she wears something complementary. I quite like how lovely this color pairing turned out - soft and beautiful. There is simply so much room to let your imagination and creativity explode when you choose color as the theme for your project. The possibilities are almost endless, and you can find a unique element to incorporate every time. For me, the unique element(s) of this bouquet are many, but if I had to pick just one it would be the dates. I love the yellow color tone and I think it ties together the whole bouquet in conjunction with Colina's mint-colored dress.

When I make a bouquet I want to "wow" people with it, so I always strive to use unique combinations of flowers and foliage that I think stand out from the "everyday" bouquet.

Flowers: orchid, strawberry tree, dates, potato vine, garden rose, carnation, coleus Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colina, her bouquet, and the lion. Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

This knit-covered pole was such an awesome surprise, and it matched Colina's dress perfectly - whoever made that colorful cover was quite retro and we thank them! Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Colors of Colina: Mint + Peach / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Winter Styling: Muted Amaryllis

Amaryllis is one my absolute favorite winter holiday flowers. As soon as they are available at the market, I just can't seem to be able to keep my hands off of them (as will be evident by the multiple upcoming flower arrangements on this blog). They come in such beautiful shades, and add a unique richness to floral arrangements. With today's post, I had a soft color palette in mind and wanted to create an arrangement which was muted in color but still reminiscent of a holiday theme. I used this great Pottery Barn tuscan urn for it's texture and rustic style.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: amaryllis, euphorbia, rose, ranunculus, eucalyptus, autumn foliage Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin by placing the eucalyptus and autumn foliage inside the urn Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the euphorbia. I really like these flowers - they add a unqiue look to the arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Can you believe that this is a rose? Yes, it is! I found these lovely (looking and smelling) green-eyed yellow garden roses at one of my favorite vendors at the flower mart - Torchio Nursery. They always have such an amazingly unique selection. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the roses (you don't need that many) and make sure that they are visible amongst the foliage. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Now add the ranunculus. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

And finally, add the amaryllis! I have only used two stems, but each stem has 3-4 flowers, so it looks full and beautiful. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood