Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stylish Flowers


I received an email yesterday thanking me for a comment I made on another blog about Grant Gibson's stunningly beautiful peony photographs. I discovered that the email was from one of the principals of Sophie Dahy Designs who create these gorgeous flower arrangements. What I love about these arrangements is that not only are the flowers lovely, they choose exquisite containers, many of which are my beloved blue and white Chinese porcelain. I love silk flowers, and have wonderful arrangements by Diane James as well as ones I have created myself. Diane James is carried in such stores as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus and has been featured in House Beautiful. I believe Sophie Dahy Designs, the collaboration of a former high-end buyer and an interior designer, is destined to become the word in luxury silk flower arrangements along with Diane James.  I love fresh flowers for their scent and beauty of course. But I love the look of flowers all over my house and enjoy the silk ones as much. Don't be a fresh flower snob-the two can peacefully coexist in the most beautifully decorated homes.










18 comments:

sophiedahydesigns said...

To say I am blown away by your post is a major understatement!! We work so hard on our flowers and have such a love for what we do that it is sheer joy when others appreciate our arrangements. Thank you!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sophie Dahy Designs-You do beautiful work and I wish you great success.

Maide said...

Oh...what gorgeous flowers :-)
Your blog is very, very nice !!!

Will post it to my blogspot link.

Greetings
Maide

Style Redux 2 said...

Maide-Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sanity Fair said...

These are so beautiful! I just discovered Sophie Dahy last week and couldn't resist blogging about the line - there need to be more beautiful faux arrangements in this world!

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-I just read your post and couldn't agree more. Why is silk synonymous with luxury except with silk flowers?

Heather said...

Beautiful flowers! My peonies are sadly starting to fade after a rainy few days...

Style Redux 2 said...

Heather-I love peonies in the garden, but they are very ephemeral.

Noel Solomon said...

Ohhh I love those sweet peas.. they have the sweetest smell. And the peonies are my very favorite.

Style Redux 2 said...

Noel-They are both wonderful.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

These are such gorgeous arrangements--I love the deep purple--just stunning! Thanks btw for stopping by my blog. Yours is lovely!

Style Redux 2 said...

Mary Jo-Thanks for stopping by-I found you through Sarah and really like your blog.

Diane James Home said...

We totally agree that fresh and silk are not mutually exclusive - especially when they are so close to fresh, they're "un-real"! We love the fact that when she was a buyer, Jeanne Hyatt bought Diane James and now she has a line of her own... Have you seen our new e-commerce site, www.dianejameshome.com?

Style Redux 2 said...

Diane James Home-Yes, and I love your things.

sophiedahydesigns said...

While at the Atlanta Gift Mart, we always looked forward to visiting with Diane and her lovely daughters and seeing her beautiful arrangements!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sophie Dahy Designs-You have a lot in common.

cyoung35 said...

I had a silk flower arrangement made for my entry way and I get nothing but compliments. My guests think they're real and ask where I got them. I think it's all in how the designer arranges them and yours are beautiful.

Style Redux 2 said...

cyoung35-I couldn't agree more-people walk up and smell mine.