Sometimes the best part of a gift is all in the wrapping! Show your friends and family how much you care about them this holiday season by getting creative with your gift wrapping. We know there are many different ways to wrap a gift, so to help you get started we’ve rounded up 15 gift wrapping ideas to inspire your holiday gifting.
Every fall, Pantone announces their fall color report which showcases exciting new colors that will set the trend for the season. This year, the Pantone 2016 Fall Color Report includes classic fall colors that are earthy, organic and warm, along with trendy and exciting colors meant to brighten up the fall palette. Featuring a mix of burnt oranges, bright reds, dusty neutrals, and exotic pinks and yellows, the colors that define this fall season create a luxuriously eclectic, yet classically trusted combination. read more
The rose is a classic flower that is used to celebrate countless occasions. From receiving a single red rose from your first love, to giving mom a bouquet of pink roses to tell her thank you on Mother’s Day, there are different rose colors that are used to express different meanings.
We all try to give our treasured devices character by personalizing them. Our phones are covered in cases with fun prints and bright colors. Our laptops are outfitted with keypad covers, protective cases, and stickers. And our wallpapers show off loved ones and inspirational phrases. The right background photo has a way of tying everything together and giving our devices character, but sometimes stylish, high-quality wallpapers are hard to find. To make this search a little easier, we put together free hi-res backgrounds with our favorite flowers and inspirational words on them.
The beauty of ombre is its use of color variety, rather than a single tone or pair of complementary hues. Varying colors can create eye-catching and moving effects for a wide range of styling purposes, from hair to home. The ombre style originated in the early 19th century as a fabric dyeing and printing technique for producing textiles graduating in color. This design process of gently progressing color from light to dark hit the fashion industry around 1840 and continues to expand and inspire hair styles, baking, interior design and wedding themes today.
Your boyfriend sent a bouquet to the office for your anniversary, you bought flowers specifically for your sunshiny kitchen windowsill, or you had a centerpiece delivered for a dinner party.
What is Ikebana?
Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning ‘alive’ or ‘arrange’ and bana meaning ‘flower.’ The practice of using flowers as offerings in temples originated in the seventh century when Buddhism was first introduced to Japan from China and Korea, but the formalized version of Ikebana didn’t begin until the Muromachi period around the 15th or 16th century. These arrangements have since become more secular, displayed as art forms in people’s homes. However, Ikebana is seen as more than just decorative, it is a spiritual process that helps one develop a closeness with nature and merge the indoors and outdoors.
There are many ways to refresh a room that’s feeling a little lackluster. Adding a coat of paint, hanging new photos, swapping out pillows—the options are endless. But along with the tons of options comes added stress. How do you know if what you’re adding on truly complements your room?
One of our favorite ways to improve a space without making permanent changes is adding a beautiful bouquet. Not only do they look great, choosing the right arrangement can actually elevate the colors you already have in your room. We gathered our 10 favorite blooms and paired them with the colors that bring them to life. So next time you’re shopping for something to boost your decor, use our guide below!
This season, FTD is honored to partner with kate spade new york to provide all of the fresh florals for the iconic fashion brand’s Spring 2016 presentation. We’ve been hard at work finding just the right blooms in all of the season’s hottest colors and are excited to share a behind-the-scenes look from our fashion-filled day at New York Fashion Week.