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Skillad Floral Design interprets LINUM;1

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.

Mole brown with tulips and anemones

The INTERMEZZO curtain in a lightweight, transparent linen serves as a base colour, with a neutral mole brown shade that beautifully blends into a sparingly furnished room. We see sophisticated wood elements such as walnut and teak, the woods’ different shades of brown harmonising with the curtain’s subtle look. In sharp contrast is the bouquet’s lively mix of colours, with a shape and vibrancy that creates a wonderful energy.

We asked Nina to describe how she came up with the bouquet.

1. Choice of flowers

For a vibrant, interesting bouquet I have chosen ranunculi, tulips, anemones, sweet peas and forsythia branches.

2. Choice of vase

For this composition I have made use of what is known as a spiky flower frog, or just a spike frog. It’s like a little bed of nails that you can stick flowers into. They were more common in days gone by, and most of the ones I have I found at flea markets, online or in my grandmother’s drawers. They are perfect if you have a beautiful bowl or vase with a wide opening that you want to put flowers in. You simply put water in the bowl and place the mat inside.

3. Flower arrangement

Test out different flower arrangements using the spike frog, and see what works. It’s all down to your personal taste – whether you want a dense or loose arrangement, or whether you want to have one flower as a centrepiece or have them all evenly distributed. Give yourself time and find enjoyment in the creative work.

4. Force flowering branches

Forcing flowering branches is both easy and very rewarding at this early stage in spring when you’re longing for delicate flowers. Snip a branch and place it in water at room temperature in a light spot, and after a week or so you will have flowering branches in your window.

See Nika’s Instagram here: @skilladflorals
Photographer Pernilla Ahlsén: @pernillaahlsen