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Della Robbia Style


The classic Della Robbia Style is a composition characterized by the dominate use of fruit in wreath, swag and garland designs. Materials include foliage, flowers and fruit with or without ribbon lacing which all appear to be bound to the center of the design. The style is named for Luco della Robbia, 1399-1482 who created glazed terra-cotta reliefs of garlands of fruits and flowers.

October 12, 2015

Western Line


Western Line style blends classic mass and the linearity of Asian design; triangular in form with symmetry or asymmetry determined by three point placement. The style is characterized by a well established focal area near the lip of the container and all stems appear to radiate from this base.

September 22, 2015

Hedgerow Design Style


The Hedgerow style is an abstractionist interpretation of a herbaceous garden border or hedge. The design is a closed form utilizing parallel insertions to create uniform rows of materials. Dried materials are often used and decorative banding around the entire form is often used to control the form.

August 19, 2015

Mille de Fleur


Mille de Fleur, “One Thousand Flowers” has its inspiration in the decorative arts of the 15th and 16th centuries. The form is round and symmetrical with radial insertions. It is a closed form although not as dense as the Biedermeier style. The design features many multi-colored blossoms without a single variety or hue dominance. The design may be all-around or three sided.

August 11, 2015

Biedermeier Styled Floral Design


The Biedermeier style was created in Germany during the first half of the 1800’s during a period of relative prosperity and the rise of the middle class. A Biedermeier styled floral design is generally round or conical in form with concentric pattering using circles or spirals. Radial insertions are used. The design is without negative space with the face of the flowers emphasized. Colors typically range from bright hues to wood tones.

August 4, 2015

Formal Linear Floral Design


Also referred to as “high style” the Formal Linear design style is a composition of a relatively few, well organized materials, usually placed in groups with emphasis on bold forms and clean lines. Negative space accentuates the individual flowers and leaves. Line is the primary element in this design. Radial stem placement and asymmetrical balance is typical.

July 10, 2015