Floral Designer Tulipina Shares How To Make A Breathtaking Bouquet
Insta-famous floral designer Kiana Underwood creates bouquets worthy of over 10,000 likes in her San Francisco-based studio, Tulipina. In her new book, Color Me Floral, Kiana shares the secrets to designing showstopping monochromatic arrangements for each season. Her heart-fluttering bunches of blooms are wispy, sculptural and beautiful enough to take your breath away — and she’s sharing one of the projects from her book below. Click through to learn how to artfully arrange a magnificent magenta bouquet.
I chose one of my favorite Navajo pottery vases to softly echo the magenta flowers.
Tools: 3-inch (7.5-cm) floral pin frog, floral putty, floral scissors/shears.
Ingredients: Tree peony, garden rose, foxglove, sweet pea, silene dioica (red campion), freesia, viola, geranium, nicotiana, poppy, variegated foliage (any type you can find).
Magenta is a wilder-feeling, more vibrant, and richer version of pink. This color also happens to be plentiful in flora around the world at almost any time of year.
Place the floral frog inside your vessel and secure it with floral putty. Begin with the foliage.
Add the roses.
Add the geraniums throughout the vase, allowing some to droop over the sides.
Add the freesias.
Add the sweet peas.
Add the tree peonies, one in the front as a focal point and others throughout the arrangement.
Add the foxgloves, one on each of opposite sides of the arrangement.
Note: You can stop here for a lovely centerpiece, or continue for a more complicated look.
Add the nicotiana and viola throughout.
Finally, add the silene. They are so delicate and I love the little sweet flowers — they are the perfect garden touch.
For more bouquet ideas, pick up a copy of Kiana’s book, Color Me Floral ($38).