Winter’s Fetching Flowers

What’s the best way to keep spirits up this winter season? Flowers, that’s how.

We here at Gordon Boswell aren’t kidding around; studies show that flowers have the ability to lift the mood, increase mental clarity and contribute overall to a person’s outlook. And during winter, when the days are short and the nights long (and seasonal affective disorder a real concern), flowers can be a wonderful way to combat the winter blues. There are many reasons to introduce them into your home during the colder months.

Color has a lot to do with how we experience flowers, and in winter, the palette comes straight from nature. Warm whites, sage greens and powder blues seem to be inspired by the first snowfall, ice skating on a frozen lake or a dreamy walk in the woods. Floral designs can be elegant, offering a relaxed polish to your design scheme. Our Silver Snow is a great example of the form.

Texture is a key element here, in this mix of white roses and lilies with blue hydrangea and silvery leaves that look as though they’ve been frosted. Greens and berries add to the character of this piece, and it all comes together in a glass cube vase with a tree design, a lovely keepsake item.

This could grace a table or be given as a gift. It could find a home in a sunny kitchen, where its lightness will be shown off to full advantage. Wherever you put your winter flowers, they’re sure to help lift the spirits of all who enjoy them.