Country Home magazine was here recently, photographing Connecticut Country House for their upcoming Winter 2017 issue. It was a great opportunity to showcase the light and airy results of our Project Refresh. With the rooms revitalized with fresh white paint and the upholstery dressed in a new wardrobe of white cotton denim slipcovers, it has a wonderful, relaxed, summery look and vibe.
For the shoot, I wanted flowers that would provide pops of color and add cottage charm. A trip to the nursery was all it took to find exactly what I needed. Delphinium plants. Showy, spiky, old-fashioned blooms in all manner of shades of cool blues – dark and inky, vivid cobalt, soft sky and everything in-between. I guess that like minds do think alike, because Stacy Kunstel, the photo stylist for the shoot, surprised me with floral buckets towering with, you guessed it, stems of cut delphinium!
Putting into service some of my favorite containers – an old mossy concrete planter with a lovely garden lattice pattern, creamy Guy Wolff clay pots, and a large, somewhat wonky wooden planter, I placed the plants into their new homes and covered the soil with velvety, dark green moss freshly harvested from the yard. The cut delphinium stems, gathered and placed in the over-sized glass vase, that normally shows off my beachcombing bounty, made one humongous, statement making bouquet!
The combination of using both potted and cut flowers throughout Connecticut County House is what my summer decorating is all about!