Wednesday, December 14, 2016

#AccentDecorBaroque Winners


As the year comes to an end, we are thrilled to look back on all the beautiful and inspiring design that our customers have created along side us as we lived out the trends we announced during market over the summer. Our customers have walked with us through Africa, looked back to Jackie O. for inspiration, and made holiday magic with us by creating looks that focused on the contrast of dark and light. 

For our final Instagram style challenge of the year, we asked our customers to put a look together a floral arrangement or styled vignette inspired by the Baroque period, and they did not disappoint! Our judges sorted through hundreds of Instagram posts to find the one they resonated with them the most. 


Best Baroque Styled Vignette


Judging for best styled vignette, was our creative director, Sarah Bagle, who sets the tone for Accent Decor's trends and product collections from the start. 

"Twisted Stem Floral's design stood out because it felt reminiscent of a 17th century Dutch still-life painting, which is exactly what inspired us when putting together the Baroque trend story in our showroom and catalog," Sarah said. "The lighting and movement of the florals offset by the addition of the pears strike a perfect balance."  



With a combination of 39 years as a floral designer and university art professor, John Regan of Twisted Stem Floral definitely had plenty of knowledge and skill to draw from when executing his design. 

"So you could say that my Ph.D. in Art History informs my style.  I love the tenebrism of Baroque art and try to routinely impart that highly romantic and classic style to my designs and photos," John said.

You can follow John on Instagram at @twistedstem


Best Baroque Floral Arrangement


Judging for floral arrangements inspired by the Baroque period was Mandy Majerik of Hot House Design Studio. Mandy often designs for our photo shoots here at Accent Decor, and recently wrapped up all the designs for our latest valentine's day mailer

As a floral designer with a strong foundation in technique and a constant eye on what's trending in design, it's no surprise that she picked an outstanding autumn inspired arrangement as the winner.  

And that winner is Katie Walden of Floranthropist in Redding, CA, who is inspired by classic design and eclectic beauty.

"The composition of the arrangement lends itself to being reminiscent of the still life painting theme put forward in the AD trend," Mandy said. "
Overall, the colors, floral selection and texture of the arrangement work so well together. The shape of the arrangement is what caught my attention at first glance. The bountiful design is a great reflection of baroque."


"The bouquet that won, I made for an antique show in our area, Roses and Rust. These were the last of the Cafe au Laits for the year, and I had a lot of Autumn flowers in the fridge," Katie said. "It was a lovely flower making experience. I was in a hurry, but my husband said, "you have to take a picture!" I am so glad I listened to him!"

You can follow Katie on Instagram at @Floranthropist






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