In preparation for family and friend gatherings on the 4th of July, we were approached by The Salonniere, to contribute to the yearly article about the holiday and design.  I am thrilled to be considered an expert with the likes of David Stark, Bronson Van Wyck and DeJuan Stroud (some of my favorite flower gurus)!  I’ve also worked with several of the other talented people on this list and shout out to Martini Bird, Latrobe’s and Dunn & Sonnier!

Without further ado, here’s the article and my perspective!  I love a traditional red, white, and blue color scheme…but with a twist. I’ll set a long farm table with a crisp white Swiss-dot linen fabric and add a variety of vintage milk-glass containers filled with red garden roses, anemones, ranunculus, dahlias, zinnias, and geranium. For a touch of whimsy, I like incorporating red fruit—cherries, strawberries, and raspberries—into the arrangements. I’ll take French-blue patterned napkins and tie them with a thin navy ribbon and add dark blue and frosted votive candles to the table. I like to keep the china simple and understated to highlight the flowers and fabrics.  Check out the article on The Salonierre!