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Video: How To: Design with Seaside Cafe Collection

Amanda Thomas - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Video Summary written for Pioneer Imports & Wholesale by: Lisa B.


Inspiration for this arrangement comes from the south of France – enjoying beautiful weather outside of a café, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. 


Vonda LaFever, AIFD, PFCI, CFD creates a permanent botanical composition that embodies this aesthetic using pieces from the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Seaside Café Collection. Soft colors like light pink blush, pale latte, and warm custard tones give this palette a nostalgic and welcoming personality. 

A pair of two Bryant pots serve as a base for this design. Both pots are filled with blocks of floral foam to provide support for the permanent botanicals to be added later. By attaching adhesive to the bottom of the smaller pot, she creates a sturdy stacked design for an interesting layered effect. 

For this project, Vonda uses wholesale silk flowers including hydrangea and rose bush cuttings, along with silk ivy vines. She inserts the darker roses into the top of the container and begins adding lighter silk flowers around the edges. A few pops of pale custard-yellow flowers take their place as accents in between. 

Next, Vonda moves on to the bottom container, starting with darker silk foliage. When inserting the longer ivy vines, she makes sure they carry their volume over the edge of the container for a full and elegant appearance. She inserts a few of the larger silk blossoms into this bottom container for a fabulous sense of balance. 

The result is a handsome permanent botanical arrangement appropriate for use in a variety of spaces during any season. 

Explore the Pioneer Imports & Wholesale website for more wholesale silk flowers, containers, and everything you need to create gorgeous arrangements just like this one. 

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