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Faux Floral Arrangement - Designer Workshop

Learn to beautify your home and create special joyful moments that last by creating your own faux floral arrangements.
Free tutorial
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (1 rating)
271 students
43min of on-demand video
English

Where to put arrangements in your home for the biggest impact
Real vs faux florals (why and when)
Choosing the perfect vase or container for your arrangement (and what can be used as a vase)
Selecting the right flowers (real or faux, colours, textures, etc.)
Arranging your florals and greenery to be aesthetically pleasing (design, style, heights, position, etc.)

Requirements

  • No experience needed! Just a love for design and all things beautiful.

Description

Greenery and florals are what make a home truly come to life. No vignette or room is complete without them.

You will join Interior Decorator Sarah Kirkpatrick, and guest floral artist Jaqueline Spackman of Blossoms YYC, to learn the basics of floral arrangement design for your home. We will spend ~45 minutes walking you through our favourite arrangements and modern florals (both real and fake), the vases we recommend to display them in, and how to pull it all together for your interior design.

We encourage you to grab a few vases that you’ve been wanting to style with, and follow along with us as we show you a number of pre-made arrangements, as well as a 'from scratch' design from Jaqueline! Have some faux stems to play with? We will talk through how to analyze them for quality, and what to keep in mind when styling different styles, shapes, and lengths.


Design should bring you joy, and we hope this course does too! We had a blast putting this workshop together (and all of the beautiful arrangements we show off), and can't wait to have you join us for a little 'flower power' in your space.

Let's get designing!

Who this course is for:

  • Design enthusiasts and people wishing to learn to beautify their own homes all year.

Instructor

Interior Designer & Occupied Home Stager
Sarah Kirkpatrick
  • 5.0 Instructor Rating
  • 1 Review
  • 2,172 Students
  • 1 Course

Interior design is two fold to me.

1. Life gives us lemons, and it is up to us to create spaces that wrap themselves around us when we walk into them. Healing us and nurturing our families no matter what we face through that front door.

2. Life also gives us lemonade, and by designing your home to reflect where you want to be, and the life you want to live, you set the stage to bring those goals to life.


What differentiates me is my experience managing my own advertising agency for 9 years, and the masters course in project management, vendor relations, and systems and processes that was. The business side of design is 80% of what makes a project go smoothly, and our clients rave about how seamless a process our design projects are.


I bought my first house when I was 24 and took it down to the studs, redesigning it from the ground up. I also flipped my husband's rental property before we sold it so he could break even in the down market he was selling in (and he came out ahead). This experience paired with my staging and decorating certifications, as well as my impeccable design taste, completes the other 20% of design projects (our clients rave about that too).


Also...

I am a firm believer that you have to ‘click’ with your designer, and I wanted to introduce myself on a personal level as well (without it sounding too much like a dating profile… though I do like long walks on the beach).


Family: My husband and I have 3 dogs – Elsie (Great Pyrenees mix we adopted through AARCS), Bella & Gracie (West Highland Terriors – Gracie was my mom’s dog. When mom passed away we welcomed Gracie with open paws).

Travel: I love to gain inspiration for my designs through the textures and concepts I encounter around the world. I visit 1 new country a year, having visited 34 countries to date.

Locked Rooms: I love solving problems and am the ‘search and find’ person on escape room teams. I guess thats why I love occupied staging :) Looking around for items we can use to complete the puzzle. Board games are great too.

Thrifting: I get a rush from finding modern decor at thrift stores. I could spend all day going to every thrift store in the city and scouring the shelves for hidden gems – in fact, I created a of my favourite thrift shops in Calgary. Sustainable and affordable decor keeps your space fresh and joyful as your tastes change, and that is my primary goal as a decorator.


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