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Christmas Space Design style!

Here are a few photos of  Christmas projects that I did last week. Happy Holidays!

I love Janes Vanity!

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Very tall dogwood at Covet

Holiday orchid arrangement

Ilex and poinsettias at Nostrana

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Pre-order your holiday arrangements!

I’m now taking pre-orders for both Thanksgiving and holiday floral centerpieces and orchid arrangements. Space Design specializes in beautiful contemporary arrangements using unique floral selections and unconventional blooms!IMG_0077And don’t forget, Terrariums make excellent Christmas gifts!

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Country Wedding

The wedding of Gabe and Hana was set in a wooded meadow on 20 acres overlooking the Clackamas River. Besides having a beautiful country setting and theme, the bride and groom looked amazing and very much in love! This was by far the most fun i’ve had at a wedding due to the fact that everyone involved was grateful, excited and truly happy to be there. Enjoy!

The Bride & Groom

The Bride & Groom

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The cutest ring bearer ever

The cutest ring bearer ever

I love her Adam Arnold dress

I love her Adam Arnold dress



Paper

This work is by Holly Senn, showing at the 23 Sandy Gallery in September. She’ll be speaking at the gallery on September 26th at 5:00 about her current exhibit. I just became intrigued and inspired by paper sculptures and would like to try my hand at cylinders made from old books. Below are a few photos of a beautiful table that was set for an event at the Cleaners this week, along with some great paper sculptures. Also tagged is an amazing blog that i’ve been hooked on,full of great images, concepts and ideas. Enjoy!

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Planting Projects

Here are a few photos of a recent installation at Covet, my favorite boutique in downtown Portland. The stainless planter boxes are filled with cacti, sansevieria and tillandsia and also happen to be virtually maintenance free. Both the sansevieria and the cacti, favorite plants of mine, thrive on neglect and require watering seasonally.

Stainless planter boxes

Stainless planter boxes

Organic plantings at Covet

Organic plantings at Covet

The sale rack, which is full of fabulous finds, is a bit more organic and NW in style but once again, maintenance free. I love the tall snake plant protruding out of the birch tube.

Below are a few other projects that i’ve recently completed, Enjoy!!

Summer plantings for the Cleaners

Summer plantings for the Cleaners

Event space at the Ace Hotel

Event space at the Ace Hotel

Terrarium centerpiece

Terrarium centerpiece

Ipe deck, custom table and calligaris hero chairs

Ipe deck, custom table and calligaris hero chairs

Pink bullet planter and chinese garden stool

Pink bullet planter and chinese garden stool


Recent Projects

 

Here are photos of a few projects from May and the first part of June. Enjoy!

 

Succulent bowl and bullet planter

Succulent bowl and bullet planter

50's bullet planter close-up

50's bullet planter close-up

Spring bouquet for Lisa

Spring bouquet for Lisa

Fenouil planter close-up

Fenouil planter close-up

Sweet little arrangement at Nostrana

Sweet little arrangement at Nostrana

15' Tall manzanita branches at Nostrana

15' Tall manzanita branches at Nostrana

Fun orange planter with Corokia at Lizard Lounge

Fun orange planter with Corokia at Lizard Lounge


Covet and Crave

My new favorite Portland boutique is Covet. If you haven’t checked it out you should! I recently made this willow basket for the stores one year anniversary party. The fan tailed willow basket is filled with tall mother-in-law tongue, yellow bromeliads and an assortment of airplants and mosses. Besides being virtually maintenance free, it’s a pretty stunning covet

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The new Portland Crave book is out, featuring over 100 women owned businesses and female entrepreneurs. I have this unique and stylish guidebook for sale at Space Design, a photo of Space Designs page is below. Enjoy!space_design


Taste of the Nation

I had a few restaurants involved at the annual Taste of the Nation this past Monday  at Luxe Auto in N.E. Portland. Below are a few floral arrangements for the event. I wrapped the inside of the vessels with tea leaves and tied small succulents to the outside of the vase. I like how the arrangements reflect the restaurants point of view, Nostrana is very rustic, fresh and in-season while Fenouil is tailored and fancy.  I love how these turned out!

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Yesterday was another floral day with more than twenty arrangements for a private event at the Lucier. Today I’m gearing up to make 46 arrangements for the Indie Wine Fest this Saturday as well as 3 custom pieces for my favorite boutique Covet. Enjoy!

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Spring gardening and wedding season

I love spring gardening and recently finished the installation of this mid-century garden,before-garden a funky space with a mixture of yucca, heavenly bamboo and a 3′ deep cement lamp post! The clients requested a low maintenance garden with a tight color pallette, summer flowers and winter interest. Since the garden is partial shade I choose white peony, white calla lilies, hellebore, acorus and huechera as the flowers and also “quick silver” hebe, acanthus and contorted filbert as plants with interesting winter foliage. The burgundy of the heather, succulents and huechera look great with the deep green of the Japanese holly ferns and pair well with the pink of the home and the brick facade. Irish moss and pink ajuga were the chosen ground cover. I’m really happy with the space and also inspired to work in my own garden. I’ll be planting masses of black mondo grass under 2 magnolias that flank the entry of my house and am also looking for the the perfect evergreen shrub to replace a bed of hebes that didn’t survive our brutal winter. I currently have masses of “red martin” euphorbia massed in the entry beds and am unhappy with the leggy and scraggly appearance of the stems.

 

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 I also had the honor of doing the flowers for Jason and Christinas wedding this past weekend. I love that they chose orange as there color pallette as Leonida roses, orange parrot tulips, orange vandas and calla lilies are perfect spring blooming flowers. 20 orange “disa” orchids planted in terrarium globes made for stunning centerpieces. Enjoy!dscn1767dscn1776


Neighborhood Notes

Space Design has a very cool write up on the Neighborhood Notes site. 

Go to neighborhood notes to check it out.acegiftI recently had the pleasure of spending a few days at the new, and very fabulous, Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Above is an open bowl arrangement inspired by my trip. I especially love the texture of the cacti bark and antler along with the orange flowering cactus and “butzii” tillandsia. Enjoy!