LINUM is pleased to introduce a content theme, exploring how industry professionals interpret our product assortment. We are inspired by others’ eye and feel for our textiles, and don’t believe that we always have to be the originator when it comes to the creative. Which is why we are inviting new faces to share their wealth of ideas.
For our current curtain campaign, floral designer Nika Wahren and photographer Pernilla Ahlsén have rung in the spring with three different bouquet ideas. In our digital magazine, we take a closer look at two of these bouquets with a clear step-by-step guide.
Dark ice green with eucalyptus and dried grass.
The INTERMEZZO curtain in a lightweight, transparent linen serves as a base colour, its crisp, dark ice green shade beautifully marrying with the greenery in the room. Spring brings a whole new ream of colours to nature, and wood anemone and lilac often sneak into our kitchen and living room. The cut flowers’ appealing look gives us energy, but also enjoyment, throughout the day.
We asked Nina to describe how she came up with the bouquet.
1. Choice of flowers
In this arrangement I have used anemones, delphiniums, eucalyptus and coloured, dried grass. The vase was a flea market find, with a lovely light blue streak of colour that picks up the shade of the curtain.
2. Making a bouquet with the spiral technique
- Start with what’s known as the top flower, which will be the centre of the bouquet, then place the next stem on top of that so that the stalks cross. Twist the bouquet a half-turn in your hands and add the next stalk at the same angle as the previous one.
- Build the bouquet by adding each new stem at the same angle, spinning the bouquet each time. You will soon have a spiral-shaped bouquet. The spiral gives the bouquet a lovely shape and means that the stems won’t snap when you tie them.
- Adjust the bouquet so that the flowers are where you want them to be. Tie the bouquet. I have used a jute twine, but any string works well. Pull it tight so that the flowers stay in place.
3. Bouquet care
Cut the stems diagonally with a sharp knife and put them in water in a suitable vase. Change the water and cut the stems again every other day, as this helps them to last longer.
See Nika’s Instagram here: @skilladflorals
Photographer Pernilla Ahlsén: @pernillaahlsen
Get inspired by their first interpretation of LINUM here.