Fruits and Flowers
With its subtle splendor, this sculptural floral style is quietly stealing the spotlight in even the most elaborately decorated homes. Ariella Chezar is known for her mouthwateringly lush pairings of fruits with garden roses—and the fancy flowers aren’t the scene-stealers. “To my mind, a cluster of berries or a pile of apples is as exquisite as a bunch of roses, so by combining fruits and flowers I get the best of both worlds,” says Chezar, who divides her time between San Francisco and New York. Bridget Vizoso, of New York City’s Designers’ Co-op, says, “I like to have the feel of a micro-garden in my arrangements. So I’ll start with a small strawberry or raspberry plant, say, and work flowers around it. And I like it when a bit of the centerpiece falls on the table and gets eaten.”
Above, Salt Lake City designer Sarah Winward banishes the chills with an arrangement good enough to eat. “Marais” frame by Larson-Juhl; “Dove Tail” paint by Farrow & Ball.