Winter Styling: Pedestal with Berries

A couple of weeks ago I found this lovely pedestal serving dish at Pottery Barn (no longer online, but still available in stores). I really like the look of it, and I thought it would make a lovely vessel for a winter arrangement. In thinking about the design, I wanted the flowers to stay mostly contained within the vessel and not drape so that the textured metal pedestal would show. Kiana Underwood /

Flowers: ranunculus, peony, ornamental kale, lisianthus, fern, red winter berries, cones Kiana Underwood /

Begin with the heavier items. These berries would crush all the other flowers if placed on top of them, so I used them as the base from which I could secure the other flowers. Kiana Underwood /

This fern is particularly lovely because of beautiful little balls it has hanging from the stems. They eventually turn into very tiny white flowers. Kiana Underwood /

Add the lisianthus and ranunculus. They add some height as well as grace to this arrangement. However, their stems sort of have a mind of their own. Kiana Underwood /

Place the kale on the opposite side. Kiana Underwood /

Add the peonies. Just 2 or 3 for added body and fill look amazing. Kiana Underwood /

Finally, I added just a couple of cones for a wintery touch! Kiana Underwood /

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Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood