of the month
Golden accents “glam up” the traditional holiday plant.
Design by Bill J. Harper,
AIFD, AAF, FAM
favorites among consumers at Christmastime, and since their
sales can be a real boon for floral departments, take a few
beyond the basics for maximum upsell.
Here, golden accents dress up a scarlet poinsettia, playing up
the popularity of the metallic hue for the holiday season.
Different values of gold are presented on the various botanical
elements that fill the container, which also contributes another
golden tone to the palette. The gilded materials include fresh
artichokes brushed with paint; Magnolia leaves with a marbleized
finish, created with a mist of water followed by a mist of
paint; and red dogwood branches coated with a shimmering spray.
Hypericum, Magnolia leaves, artichokes, red dogwood
twigs and gold-tipped pine cone from favorite suppliers; white
pine and cedar from The Hiawatha Corporation; Ribbed Ceramic
Vase from Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies; Oasis™ Bullion Wire
from Oasis® Floral Products; 14KT Gold Metallic Colortool® from
Design Master Color Tool.