2015 Holiday Showcase

Every year Blondie’s Holiday House designs and installs hundreds of Holiday displays. Each account is unique, site-specific and produced in our Holiday workshop that functions year round. Now that it is early January we have a flood of decor streaming back into the building. Each account is assessed and stored until it is time to refurbish or redesign for the next holiday season. 2015 was a really exciting year with an emphasis on monochromatic and tonal design. We saw ornaments being massed together to create a tight and opulent texture as well as an interest in a mixed metallic palette. Incorporating natural elements such as pods, ferns and cones was also very popular. Here is a sampling of what was out there this year…. enjoy !

autumn’s floral inspiration

 

Autumn is such a marvelous season. For a designer, it is the season of colorful leaves, sculptural branching, clusters of berries and earthy palettes. Whether you are incorporating tropicals or using cut succulents, pumpkins or gourds, this seasons arrangements capture autumn’s unique and playful character.

Blondie’s year in review | 2014

While it’s true that we have had a busy, busy year full of exciting projects and installs, none of it would ever be possible without our wonderful clients. The joy that we experience while  working together to design, specify, install and maintain accounts is beyond measure. New Year’s is the perfect time to acknowledge and thank our clients, vendor partners and all the Blondie’s staff that make it come together as one unstoppable team that makes the magic happen. We have so much to look forward to…here’s looking ahead to 2015 !

Floral Trends 2014

This year’s floral trends promise to bring flashes of color, lush blossoms, dainty groupings and the integration of natural elements.

We’ve turned to IFD for their ever present ability to have their finger on the pulse.

 

Revival

This trend blends vintage fashion and art-deco with modern pop culture.

Encompassing nostalgic pastel hues of mint, blush-pinks and peach contrasting with accents of black and gold, compliment and intensify color.

Opulent and abundant lush groupings with clean silhouettes, contoured blooms such as antherium, orchids, calla lilies, compliment the wistful textures of softer astilbe, garden roses and peonies.

Arrangements are composed in high sheen containers and bold geometric architectural vessels as well as vintage crystal and mercury glass.

 

Grand Lodge

In this trend, luxe meets rustic, elegance fuses with mountain simplicity.

Natural materials blend with metals, glass and crystal that have luster and sheen.

Cream, stone, mossy greens, chestnut and blue-greys are the dominant colors of Grand Lodge.

Huge, staggered frames–either gilded or made of moss, or birch, transform flowers into works of art.

Grouping of found objects and romantic combinations of sweet peas, hydrangeas, clematis, luecadendron and dahlias are arranged in cut crystal containers, warm silver and china vases.

 

Confetti

Expressive color, bright hues and bold patterns define this trend.

A full color spectrum is gathered in daring and wild combinations such as tangerine, coral, fuchsia, pops of neon, turquoise and bright red.

Graduated tones of ombre and bold color blocking patterns are created with the intensity of poppies, gerberas, carnations, zinnias, sunflowers and proteas.

Bright Geometric vessels and container groupings keep this trend engaging and powerful.

 

Aquaculture

The allure of water with its flowing lines and reflective quality are the inspiration of this trend.

The colors are both soothing and intense and range from bright turquoise and rich indigo to the deep purple and lilac to stormy grey.

Blue delphinium, agapanthus, dark blue hydrangea and grape hyacinth combine with alliums, nigella, succulents and textured greens such as eucalyptus and Tillandsia.

Containers have organic finishes that include bubble shapes, textural ceramics with scalloped edges and the smooth curve of glass. Silver gray and weathered metals blend with polished river stone and driftwood to complete this look.