One of my floral mentors and friend is the former White House Chief Florist, Laura Dowling. She recently has published her first book called Floral Diplomacy at the White House. I wanted to share with you her talent and skills as a floral designer as well as my experience working as a volunteer with her at the White House. The following is a recent article that I had written for VIP SEEN Magazine May 2017 issue. All photos posted in this article are courtesy of Stichtung Kunstboek, Publisher of Floral Diplomacy at the White House.
Color Splash your entertaining table with sunny bright colors of spring. Splashes of Color set the stage for a simple garden party! Polka-dots and clay pots to bring life the bright colors of this spring composition. The color-rich palate includes hot pink, purple, yellow, terracotta, lime and tangerine! I created this tablescape for a garden party, which was in my backyard. The party was for a small group of girl friends, actually it was an afternoon dessert or pick me up party. Dessert has a way of picking us up in the middle of the afternoon. We sat by the water feature and listened to the running water as we sipped on tea and dove into the chocolate mousse brownie. The table so pretty and cheerful, we left all the cares behind and just enjoyed the sights and sounds of nature.