How to Create a Gorgeous Flower Arrangement in a Few Easy Steps

Designer Charlotte Moss shares her most-trusted advice.

Video Transcript

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CHARLOTTE MOSS: So, here's a thought-- why don't we start with the big one, the big arrangement first? I always like to start with the big things.

ROBERT RUFINO: Right.

CHARLOTTE MOSS: And the-- like, the more robust greens, because they almost create this cage for us. But these actually do that trick for us.

ROBERT RUFINO: Right.

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CHARLOTTE MOSS: That will give us support for something like this Lisianthus.

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And so, in some ways, there is a rhythm to it, to get them sort of dispersed around the edge and in the center. And then it looks a little formulaic when you first start, but once you start layering more things in, you start to see how it all happens. And then you have balance.

And then because I am just a sucker for fragrance at every turn, some Jasmine to lace through and droop over the edge and take the line of the arrangement. That's what I like sometimes. There's something that just takes your eye [? off ?] line.

And you know, when it comes to color, this could go anywhere.

ROBERT RUFINO: Absolutely.

CHARLOTTE MOSS: You know, I think some people feel that the color palette of the arrangement should match the room. You know, that, to me, is like the kiss of death. I think we've got about as many in that base as sort of makes sense,

ROBERT RUFINO: That's a beauty.

CHARLOTTE MOSS: Even from a "more is more" girl.

ROBERT RUFINO: That's gorgeous. Wow.

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CHARLOTTE MOSS: I love it when there's a few little blossoms left over, that we can make a little small arrangement to go poke around the house somewhere.

ROBERT RUFINO: Right.

CHARLOTTE MOSS: So let's use up what we need.

ROBERT RUFINO: I'd love that.

CHARLOTTE MOSS: OK.

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All right.

ROBERT RUFINO: That's fantastic.

CHARLOTTE MOSS: So, not bad for leftovers.

ROBERT RUFINO: No. Not at all. [LAUGHS]

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