Blooms in Season – Late July

This month Natalie had warned me before meeting up about the bright colors that inspired her for this month’s arrangement. I told her the brighter the better! It’s summer, why not add a pop of color into your home? Especially when your home all white. When I saw this beauty for the first time I couldn’t believe the assortment of blooms. Honestly, I kept finding different flowers she had used and was in complete awe of how it came together. It just goes to show you that Natalie is one talented gal. Read on to hear about her inspiration.

These colors are so summery. What was your inspiration behind the color palette?

The bright red and soft pink reminds me of summertime fruit and peaches and berries. I love mixing bright tones with a hint of white to soften the overall feeling.

I love this vase! I have seen you use it once before and wonder what it is the material?

This vase is one of my favorites and it is by Martha Sturdy. They are based in Canada and make beautiful hand-made cast resin vases. I love the feeling of the vase to the touch and how it almost feels like marble.

I’ve started to see a lot of blackberries on the side of the road and in the wild. Is that were you got these?

These blackberries are actually from Oregon but we do get them from Northern California at times, too. If you happen to have some growing in your yard, I encourage you to snip a stem when the berries are green (so you don’t stain anything) and put them in a vase!

Natalie and I hope this inspires you to bring a little pop of color into your home!

Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Photos by Caitlin Flemming


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