I attended a flower design seminar at Brave Agencies on Tuesday, it was presented by Martin Gay, CEO of The Flower Trap. Martin is gorgeous and really knows how to create with flowers. He was also very generous with his knowledge as we were all privy to some great floral arranging tips. So should you lovelies play your cards right?! – I might just NEED to share a couple of those with you here.
I love flowers and in all honesty I could phaff around with them all-day… especially at BA! For those of you that are not Brisbane based – “Brave Agencies” is quite the showroom and they source AMAZING wares for the design community of Brisbane. They represent a number of unique brands such as Ruby Star Traders, Wisteria, Bisque and MRD home and more… their showroom is beautifully loaded with an abundance of “interior – eye candy”. I was unashamedly a little “snap happy” therefore have a bunch of pics along with some flower decorating tips to share with you below;
Here is Martin showing us how to do a floral arrangement using the grid technique. If you’re a crafty soul – you could actually use sticky tape over a vase to create a similar effect.
This is a floral arrangement using the foam method. I loved how light and fun Martin’s arrangements are… yes indeed, that’s an apple! Long green foliage, folded and then pinned under (like a loose hair bun) also looks super cute too!
Foam sponges need to be allowed to sink into water- if you push them down you will create air bubbles which can dehydrate your flowers.
I believe Pears and Magnolia leaves are an absolute match made in heaven… would you agree?
And I just adore this farmhouse table crafted from recycled wood by Bisque… and need I even mention THAT copper pendant (also by Bisque). I sigh, such beautiful wares!
Martin also had an array of suggestions for table decorating; I particularly liked these glass bowls – they make such a simple yet striking centre piece for the table. I too cannot wait to use this idea for my next tablescape or vignette.
A huge thankyou to Chris Sayers of Brave Agencies for hosting this event, your showroom is fabulous! And thankyou Martin for the wonderful tips and ideas…. it was such a fun filled afternoon and it’s always lovely to see “what a happening little community” we have here in Brisvegas.
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