Anyone planning a summer party or wedding? For those of you looking for floral inspiration that's not too difficult to pull off, take a look at these arrangements from Martha Stewart's mail-order line. The flower choices are simple, and the vase choices add so much to the overall arrangement. The faux bois vase (above) and the square ceramic bamboo vase were especially nice...
Martha's arrangements and image took over the Times Square screens for the morning.
Launched this past spring, (these pictures are from the NASDAQ launch party she had here in Manhattan) they were designed with seasonal flower choices and vase designs that are taken right from Martha's own collection. The flower choices are seasonal. Keeping the varieties simple and colors similar helps the arragements hold together almost effortlessly. The entire collection is on 1800flowers.com and worth a look to get ideas. If you are interested in the vases they all are located separately on this page. Although the vases look great, do not expect the craftsmanship to blow you away - they were manufactured to keep the mail order price as reasonable as they could. That said, it beats the pants off of the usual cheap clear glass vase.
matt at apartment therapy dot com