Flo­ral Notes

Take a vase, place the flow­ers and your home is ready. While this may have worked 10 years ago, to­day it doesn’t make the cut. Champs Fleur’s Chi­tra Das tells you how to create trendy ar­range­ments in a mat­ter of min­utes.

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Flow­ers not only add style and el­e­gance to your home but are also easy to source. The best part, you can eas­ily take on the role of a florist and try some in­ter­est­ing ways to fashion your space in three to four simple steps.

EVERLASTIN­G FLOW­ERS AR­RANGE­MENT

Everlastin­g flower ar­range­ments are trend­ing to­day. The idea is to freeze their en­dur­ing beauty and save en­ergy in their main­te­nance. Everlastin­g roses can be placed in a glass vase by group­ing them with baby breath, a delicate soft bunch of flow­ers. You can group a few stems with roses and place them on your cof­fee ta­ble. You can place this ar­range­ment in glass square boxes, vases or even en­velopes.

FRESH FLOW­ERS AR­RANGE­MENT

For fresh flow­ers, you first need to con­di­tion them by re­mov­ing any ad­di­tional lower leaves on the stem or any thorns. Cut the stems of the flow­ers us­ing scis­sors at a 45 de­gree an­gle and plunge them in cool wa­ter be­fore you are ready with the look of your dis­play. Also, re­mem­ber to change the wa­ter daily.

Hy­der­abad-based Chi­tra Das is the founder of Champs Fleur, In­dia’s first end-to-end pre­served flo­ral bou­tique. www.champs­fleur.com

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