Get the Look: Wild Fall Flower Arrangements

by Sally Holmes
Just because summer weather packed up and left us in the cold, doesn't mean we have to accept it. Well, at least when it comes to having flowers in the house--we're on board for cozy sweaters. Maurice Harris, owner of Bloom and Plume, says fall flowers are in fact, some of his favorites, "I love a Burgundy peony for fall. They're very big and full, and when they die, their petals fall like the most beautiful confetti." In addition to peonies, Harris recommends bouquets containing dahlias, roses, or hydrangeas in pale green and dusty rose, which create a soft palette. For a look that really speaks to the season, Harris likes a green, wilder arrangement: "Grab any green you can find in your backyard and use it in a very spare and simple way. Let the flowers do what they want to do. Take one stem and grab a bunch of bay leaf or cut down a magnolia branch and allow the natural architecture speak for itself." For those less confident in their plume prowess, Harris recommends forgoing anything too crazy and sticking with a more classic look, "Use a small vessel and keep things tight and contained. It will look very chic and high-end." So, no excuses. Arrange like a champion! We've even provided a little inspiration to give you home-field advantage. header
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Roses Dahlias Magnolia Branches
green peonies Hydrangea
 Everyday Greens Peonies Hydrangeas
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vases This frosted vase has the perfect winterty feel to balance sweet fall flowers and keep the look seasonal. Frosted Glass Vase Collection, From $44, Terrain
fall-flowers-headshot Photographs: 1,2,5,9,12,13. Courtesy of Worlds End, 4,9,11. Courtesy of Saipua, 7. Courtesy of Bloom and Plume 8. Tina Hellberg, 9. Robert Rufino for Architectural Digest, 10. Lonny 

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