Toasting a Design Classic

Toasting a Design Classic

“Intoxicating beauty rises from a champagne bucket of garden roses,Hydrangea and more in a stunning garden-style arrangement.”


Panicle Hydrangea (H. paniculata ‘Limelight’), ‘Café au lait’, peach and burgundy Dahlia, ‘Candlelight’ and ‘Juliet’ garden roses (Rosaspp.), Persian buttercups (Ranunculus asiaticus), stock/gillyflower (Matthiola incana), love-lies-bleeding/tassel flower (Amaranthus caudatus), smilax (Asparagus asparagoides), plumosa fern (Asparagus setaceus), olive branches (Olea europaea), Italian Ruscus/butcher’s-broom (Ruscus aculeatus), variegated mock orange/Australian laurel (Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegata’), salal/lemonleaf (Gaultheria shallon) and Camellia from DVFlora; 10.5” Pillow from Syndicate Sales/Holly Heider Chapple Collection; antique-gold champagne bucket from supplier of your choice.

The countdown to a new year unfolds much in the way a flower reveals itself from bud to bloom; with anticipation and a renewed sense of wonder. And the joy we find in flowers as designers is often no different.

In this timeless and joyful composition by Holly Heider Chapple, the Virginia-based design influencer instinctually draws upon her passion for farm-picked flowers, garden-style aesthetics and the larger-than-life floral visuals that keep all abuzz on Pinterest and Facebook throughout the year. Follow Holly’s step-by-step process below to replicate her take on a full-bloom classic.

Step 1- Secure a Holly Heider Chapple Pillow design mechanic into the top of a champagne bucket or similar urn-style vessel.
Step 2-Begin arranging greenery into the container starting with smilax.
Step 3-Follow the smilax placements with layering and heightened lines of additional greenery including olive, Ruscus, Pittosporum, Camellia, salal and plumosa fern.
Step 4-Add stems of Hydrangea, Dahlia and stock throughout the composition.
Step 5-Complete the design with insertions of garden roses, Ranunculus and Amaranthus.

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