A beautiful way to create a seasonal focal point is by adding a wreath to the center of a Minted Artful Shelf. “Adding a round shape complements and breaks up the rectangles on the shelf, and I placed it over people in ‘Melancolia’ to draw the eye to that moment,” says interiors stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman.
The Minted Modern Holiday Wreath is made of gunni eucalyptus, Douglas fir, bittersweet branches, and silver brunia berries. Read on to learn how to make this wreath and a matching centerpiece. Recreate the look of the entire art shelf by reading “How to Create Winter Wonder at Home.”
To create a similar centerpiece for your holiday table, choose a vase that complements your tabletop decor and place settings. Take a square piece of chicken wire and shape it into a ball; insert the chicken-wire ball into your vase and secure it in place with clear floral tape. Fill your vase with water. Start by inserting your longest stems that will extend from the vase—here, I used branches of bittersweet; the chicken-wire armature will hold the stems in place. Next, create a base of greenery by inserting stems (I used Douglas fir, gunni eucalyptus, and hosta leaves). Continue by adding textural elements to fill the vase; try to place stems near the lip of the vase so the chicken wire is not visible (I used stems of berzillia berries, yarrow, and sedum). Lastly, place your “focal” flowers so they are prominent and visible—here, we used stems of curcuma, blushing bride protea, and chocolate cosmos.