Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween to all of our readers! Today we bring you some fabulous ideas for non-traditional, elegant Halloween decor! Let's get started...

First off, it's not Halloween without pumpkins! We love using them all season long, mixed with rose hips, fall foliage and seasonal flowers. Candlelight is an absolute must for creating the right ambiance, so we used lots of votives and rusted bronze candelabras for this pretty autumnal table scape.




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Next we have a gorgeous table using red flowers, crystal candelabras and juicy, blood-red fruit.






 Can't you see some seriously chic vampires feasting at this table? Probably not on the fruit, though....

(Last image by Eran Be'eri Photography)

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This next series of images was taken at a private dinner in an ancient deconsecrated Tuscan church...using the original altar and pews as the table and seating....super spooky!

Add tons of candles, burgundy clematis trailing over everything like overgrown vines and juicy red pomegranates and you've got yourself a very "seance-ready" atmosphere!






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Finally, a stunning table inspired by Miss Havisham, the wealthy spinster in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. The bride had a very clear idea of the decor for her wedding, describing her vision as "a table that has been there for 100 years" and specifically citing the heiress' decaying mansion as inspiration.

This was not a "Halloween" wedding exactly, but the idea could certainly be used as a gorgeously ghostly banquette, don't you think? Especially with the touches of deep, blood red...









Have a frightfully fun Halloween everyone and stay safe!

Flowers from Florence to the Louvre - Ferragamo & Da Vinci

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On March 27, 2012, we were invited by the house of Salvatore Ferragamo to create the floral decorations for a day of events at the Musee du Louvre in Paris. The famous Florentine company best known for their handcrafted leather shoes and bags (Mr. Ferragamo himself was the creator of many iconic shoes, including Dorothy's ruby slippers in the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz"), is the sole sponsor of the new exhibition at the museum of Leonardo DaVinci's newly restored work "Saint Anne", which was the last painting he had completed. You can read more about the event and the painting here: The NYTimes | Ferragamo at the Louvre.




The luncheon at Café Richelieu. 
We used a mix of pastel-colored spring flowers, adding warmth to the gorgeously dark, moody surroundings.




The gala dinner at the Café Mollien was decorated with vases of "Ferragamo Red" spring flowers and modern crystal accessories, bringing a bit of Italian-Chic to the historic French ambience.




The Tuscany Flowers van parked in the most elusive spot in the world!

One of many newspaper articles about the event.

See you again soon for another chic event!