Photography by Haley Hill

FLORAL DETAILS: Toffee roses, majolica spray roses, red chrysanthemums, astrantia, agonis, beautyberry and pampas grass.

FALL FLORAL TRENDS: I am seeing a lot of dried and preserved materials, which kind of made a comeback in a fun way. It’s not really the dried flowers from the 80s or 90s, where they had a more farm look. They’ve just come a long way. I’m still seeing a lot of fresh and dried Pampas grass. For the holidays, I’m envisioning very sophisticated mixed greenery textures and subtle pops of color, Arrangements that are festive without being fussy.

THIS ARRANGEMENT IS UNIQUE because the beautyberry and pampas grass are foraged. I cut them myself. It’s also unique because it is in an antique family heirloom porcelain container.

PEOPLE ARE ORDERING: Designers choice— people are trusting me just to make whatever I think is fresh and beautiful from the market that day. I’m seeing fall colors like the deep jewel tones like Burgundys or eggplant colors.

Of note: Claire Rathbun Floral Design donates 10% of profits to help support the homeless students of Dallas Independent School District.

Claire Rathbun Floral Design, 214-789-5017


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