Floral Design for the Holidays
Winston Flowers takes a modern approach to decorating for the holidays
For David Winston and Marc Hall, creative director of special events, the main goal in doing up this New England house for the holidays was to find atypical solutions that combined elegance and organics. In the dining room, looking beyond the polished first impression reveals some surprises, like a layer of berries tucked beneath the blown-glass antler candleholders. In the trio of bouquets, dogwood stems (Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’) support a simple white-and-green palette of orchids, snowflakes, hellebores and ball-shaped flower heads of Brunia. The crowning glory of the room is the chandelier. The drum-shaped framework of aluminum and wire, 30 inches across and 38 inches tall, was created to fit over the existing light fixture. It took three people two days to meticulously attach its tiny “jewels” — pine needles, hemlock cones, Mylar snowflakes, faux gems and Hypericum berries.