Byline: Katie Hendrick

This issue’s By Design creations come from Indra Tan, owner of Plush Flowers in Toronto. Tan had the honour of creating flowers for the Producer’s Ball at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. The event’s theme was “woodland inspired,” so Tan selected colours, styles and materials to mimic the great outdoors. Here’s a sample of her work for TIFF.


Tan used classic flowers (hydrangeas, hanging amaranthus, berzilia, green allium, dry lotus seed pods, seeded eucalyptus) for “antique, yet polished style” with “a woodland ambiance.”


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Dusty hydrangeas, upright amaranthus, green allium, alstromerias, seeded eucalyptus and coral fern leaves provide “natural influences to a rather lush arrangement,” Tan said.


Simply by attaching caramel-coloured branches, “a standard, rectangular container turns into a woodland wonderland,” Tan said.


By lining a square glass vase with a layer of rich, textured birk, Tan created a rustic —but chic—container to accentuate this woodland arrangement. “The deep shade of red in the dahlias gives life to the burgundy hypericum, antique hydrangeas, berzillia, green spider mums, natural twigs and coral fern,” Tan said.

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