We challenged floral artists to draw inspiration from the three architectural styles that define the Hamptons. Here are their interpretations.
1. Sag Harbor Florist
Anastasia Casale put together this rustic look with a combination of parvifolia eucalyptus, larkspur, green viburnum and parrot tulips. The large, textured baskets complement the mighty gambrels and double heights of a typical barn-style home. “I love using textured elements, and lots of them, in one vase as opposed to a mix in the same container,” Casale says. “The varying sized gray rattan baskets are perfect for holding water and give a barn-style home a perfect beachy addition.” 3 Bay St., Sag Harbor, sagharborflorist.net
2. Missi Flowers
Less is indeed more when it comes to a contemporary aesthetic. Florist Missi Bullock combined grace and movement in a windswept arrangement of locally grown tulips, highlighted by a bold silver vase. The contemporary personality comes through with a sophisticated appreciation of elevated simplicity. Clean lines, minimalism and monochromatic interiors popular in the Hamptons sit well with this look. “I tend to focus on the connection of indoors and outdoors,” Bullock says. “Iappreciate the flowing softnessof nature. When I approach an environment, I observe the room in its entirety and work with complementing the elements of the space and, of course, make sure that it resonates with the individual it is meant for.”@missiflowers, missiflowers.com
3. Roses And Rice
This arrangement speaks to the classic lines and style of the shingle- style home that is so popular outEast. Roses and Rice florist CathySeeliger celebrates a local favorite, the hydrangea, with a simple mix ofsnowflake spray and mondial roses.“The simple lines of the hydrangea translate into a lovely contrast to the asymmetrical facades commonly found in the shingle style,” Seeliger says. “While the bright blue of the hydrangea complements the weathered gray facades of the wood cladding, the white hydrangea adds an aspect of crispness to the houses that are often trimmed in white.” 481Montauk Highway, East Quogue, rosesandriceflorist.com