April showers may bring May flowers, but when it comes to what to do with those flowers… well, it’s not always obvious. So we polled Nate, Sasha, and Lauren to share their favorite ways to incorporate blooms and plants in your home in a way that’s lovely, lush, and makes the most of your personal style.
So read up, then plan your next trip to the nursery, flower shop, or even grocery store, armed with their genius advice.
NATE SAYS: Keep it simple
“I really think less is more. I love potted olive trees, branches cut down from your backyard and displayed in a clear glass vase. Or same-species flowers cut short and tightly packed in a vase. You can buy a dozen flowers for $10 and get three arrangements that way.”
SASHA SAYS: Never stop experimenting
“Plants can be a more permanent fixture (although, sadly more temporary in my home), and are a great way to fill a space – much like a sculpture. I love to experiment with everything from over-sized palm leaves, to blooming branches, to whatever florals are in season around our client’s homes – as well as my own.”
LAUREN SAYS: A signature bloom goes a long way
“My home always feels so much more inviting when I’ve actually made the time to pick up fresh flowers or branches—it truly feels like the icing on the cake when styling a room. I especially love stopping by my favorite flower shop, Christine Noelle, to pick up camellias – they’re both dramatic and casual, and they make my living room feel finished.”
Lead photo of Chris Gardner’s home and, at left, Steve Berg’s home, both photographed by Roger Davies for The Things That Matter; at right, Lauren’s Chicago home photographed by Patrick Cline for Lonny