Kellie Jackstien, Owner of Artisan Bloom, staged large orbs of floral foam covered in mauve, merlot and bi-toned carnations that appear to float atop tall glass cylinder vases.

“Carnations aren’t everybody’s favorite, but they come in the best colors, they’re hardy and inexpensive,” she says. “With a fresh application like this, they can be fantastic.”

Jackstien used 105 carnation flowers to cover the largest water-soaked floral foam ball, 8-inches in diameter.

“These will stay fresh for as long as a week if misted daily.”

For more floral decorating tips: Florals and BranchesGlam SlamSimple and StunningCreatively Collected, Low and Lush, Being a Floral Designer

See more inside the Spring 2017 issue.

Written by: Brad Mee
Photos by: Angela Howard