A Nod To Fall and To The Contemporary

by Jane

I was honored to be asked to design an arrangement for the Open House of the new office for a Fredericksburg physicians' group. The office waiting area is a very open space and reminded me of the space designed by I.M. Pei for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Of course, the space at UAB was on a much larger scale, but I remember that the space was designed with the patient as the focus.

It is Fall, and we wanted the arrangement to reflect the season, but we really wanted the design to reflect the open, contemporary feel of the office. I decided to use lots of curly willow branches for texture, lots (40 stems) of orange/red mokara orchids, and collar this with calathea leaves. I used a very large cylinder and tied green raffia around the top. Take a look!

Another contemporary design was inspired by the combination of old and contemporary in one of Fredericsburg's most historic homes. The event was a fund raising cocktail party for Stratford Hall, a beautiful, national treasure. I loved the look!!!!!