22 September 2013

Florets - Floral Quote by Rebecca Cole

"The Seeds of a Life with Flowers. At my grandmother's knee, I learned the rules of arranging flowers: the height of the flowers should be one and a half times the height of the vase; always use odd numbers of flowers; never mix red with pink. These rules are ingrained so deeply that even today I begin to sweat if I try to break them."
~ Rebecca Cole~

[Rebecca Cole - New York based floral and interior designer, author of Potted Gardens, Paradise Found and Flower Power.]
[Quote from Flower Power by Rebecca Cole.]
[Flowers: Hydrangea, Eucalyptus, Eryngium and Viburnum tinus berries.]
[Styling and photography by Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.] 


Kreetta said...

Have to remember these tips! Thanks for sharing Ingrid!

Janneke said...

I know these tips too, but often I like to break all the rules. As I understand well, Rebecca Cole has grown up with flower arranging.

Frances said...

Using an odd number of blooms does set up a pleasing composition, but I think I would feel free to break most of those other rules just to see what would happen.

(I also learned those rules as a child.)


Lisa Gordon said...

This quote makes me smile, Ingrid, and the colors in this photograph are just beautiful!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Very good tips to know. Have a wonderful day.
Happy Autumn!

Madelief said...

Beautiful quote and flowers!

Madelief x

Emelie @florainspiro said...

I saw that you added me to yoor blogroll, thank you so much! I'm honord :)

Michaela said...

Beautiful colors!

munchow said...

Great image - and I love the quote.