Where do you go for inspiration?
I love pulling inspiration from interiors, gardens and
architecture. Using these things to inspire color, flower
and vessel choice works really well, and allows an
arrangement to become part of a space rather than
just something ornamental.
How does the floral concept translate from vision
Generally, I have an idea of color and general design,
but the vase and actual flowers dictate much of the
finished product. Working with fresh product means
we never know exactly what color, shape and size the
flowers will be. Once they arrive and we begin putting
them together, the arrangement takes on a life of
In composition, what would be one or two begin-ner
tips, what rules do you follow, what are the
elements to choose?
I began working with flowers from the garden. It is the
easiest way to teach yourself to design and, to this day,
I still forage and cut for arrangements all of the time.
From there, a beginner can begin to play with shape,
texture and design. Really, it just takes lots of practice
Salt Harbor Designs
FLORAL ARRANGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHED AT
THE ATRIUM, DESIGNED BY LIGON FLYNN
MILLIE HOLLOMAN PHOTOGRAPHY