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: Red Velvet

I can't believe that it is already December! Thanks to the climate, winter in (most of) California does not have many limitations, and the local floral variety is really amazing year-round. Since I am one to seek unusual floral varieties, I have become admittedly spoiled by what the SF Flower Mart has (or can acquire). I really think the only other place for me in the world with such great access to floral variety year-round might be the Netherlands. When I saw these red garden roses at the market, I knew I had to have them. So, I combined them with some coxcomb and other fun flowers to create a vibrant winter arrangement.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: garden rose, coxcomb, anemone, lambs ear, dates, purple beautyberry, and winter greens Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin with the greens, placing them on one side of the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the berries - these beautyberries are my favorite! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Arrange the coxcomb in the middle of the arrangement - they really add a velvety quality to this arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Now, disperse the anemone throughout the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the roses and the lambs ear. Aren't these roses just edible?! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Finally, add the dates, allowing them to drape over the side. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood