It's that time of year when we start contemplating our thanksgiving centerpieces and how divinely we’ll set our dinner tables for the annual feasting. So, up on the blog this week I am going to discuss one of my favorite Fall Tablescape ideas for your Thanksgiving table. The Floral Installation. If you create a floral installation over your dining table, your guests are sure to be wowed! It is one interior design element that is dramatic and impossible to take your eyes off of. Since it's Fall, there are beautiful warm colors to play with. There’s something about the crispness of the autumn air and the way the leaves begin to shift hues…something that seems to ignite creativity, yet brings upon a sense of nostalgia. It's time to play up the colorful changing leaves, while honoring that sort of nostalgic vibe and introduce a modern twist with the floral installation.
Well, as you've probably guessed, there's a lot more to it than just tying some fishing line to a few blooms and calling it a day. Don't fret though, you can start by adding an elegant touch to a simple chandelier you already have hanging above your dining table. Incorporate delicate yet structured flowers, like orchids. Drape them carefully so they flow naturally throughout the arms of the fixture. Use thin floral wire to secure the stems to the chandelier without distracting from the lush blooms. If your interior already includes a more elegant chandelier, dress it with greens such as eucalyptus.
If you don't have a pendant or a chandelier, start by playing with pampas grass. You may have noticed the presence of pampas grass lately…I certainly have! Pampas grass is a great way to add texture and round out a palette like this, because of its neutral shade. Pampas grass are large clumps of lush, grass-like foliage and creamy white or pink feathery plumes. Add luxe gold accents, blush hues, and some textured and dried florals. I mean, just look at this pampas grass cloud! What was once a dusty old grandma plant that often sat for decades in an urn in the corner, suddenly has a totally new, really modern life. Can't seem to find Pampas grass in Philadelphia, the main line or anywhere in the Tri-State area? You can actually buy dried pampas online and in a variety of colors! No excuses.
Palm and pampas grass hanging floral installation from @bostonpollen is magnificent!!
The Floral Installation is a great alternative to table centerpieces as it will free up space for your guests for dining and chatting with other guests - lights are often included so these statement florals don't make the table too dark. I suggest adding a battery powered set of led string lights.
This abundant floral installation by Davy Gray could bring tears to my eyes.
If you love flowers and want to splash out, this incredible floral-covered ceiling installation idea will truly impress your guests. The view from below, looking straight up at a sea of flowers and foliage would be breathtaking, and also smell amazing! A huge number of flowers will be used to make a hanging flower arrangement, so choose local and in-season to keep costs under control. You do not have to spend a fortune. Incorporate good quality artificial flowers, plenty of foliage and cheaper fresh blooms such as carnations to balance the budget.
I hope you found this blog post interesting. Since I am not the floral installation expert, I am linking a video how to below. Drop me a note below if you enjoyed it!
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About our Founder
Tina Delia, a native of Ocean County, NJ, current resident of Philadelphia, is the Founder and Principal Interior Designer of Delia Designs. For the past nine years, Tina has been steadfast in her vision and continues to develop herself personally and professionally. She is dedicated to excellence and insistence on forward thinking design.
At the forefront of her designs is the idea that our spaces have the ability to transform our lives. She is looking to move us, inspire us to see, think and create freely. After all, it's not only about creating beautiful spaces, it's about touching the lives of the people who live, work and walk through those spaces.
About the Intern
Eleni Palamidis, a native to Philadelphia, is currently a student at Community College of Philadelphia and will be transferring to Moore College of Art and Design in the Fall. She has always had a passion for interior design and creative ventures. While at Moore she will be pursuing a major in Interior Design with a minor in Graphic Design and Business.
Growing up in the Greek community has shaped Eleni to be the person she is today. She has been fortunate enough to have visited many of the islands in Greece, to which she credits her love for Architecture. Eleni hopes to one day open her own Interior Design studio and continue to do what she loves.