Start with your greens and fillers before moving on to your statement pieces. Always use a clean vase. Wash it well with hot water to get rid of bacteria and microorganisms. Remove all greenery that could possibly be submerged in the water; this will keep your vase/water clear. Trim the ends and change the water regularly.
Any secrets for extending the life of freshly cut flowers?
There are a lot of home mixtures and experiments out there. Some work, some don’t. I’ve tried a lot of them myself and I would recommend them according to the type of flower, but there’s nothing like a nice trim, a sweet glass of water, and giving your flowers a whole lot of love!
Flowers make your space home alive and impact you emotionally.
Where do you start when you remake a room?
Start with a statement piece, the color, a sofa, a piece of art and make that into your inspiration for the rest of the space.
ORIGIN Rapid Fire
What do you collect the most?
Knobs! I have quite an insane amount of knobs in a pretty box; mostly from Anthropologie. But I can’t compete against my husband’s insane film score collection.
What hashtags do you use to find awesome design inspiration?
Something we wouldn't know about you?
I am absolutely obsessed with the moon!
My husband, Nathan Erickson, and I are the owners of Cassia Forêt: floral and wedding design. Together we utilize Nathan’s logistics and administrative skills, combined with my passion for creative design and florals.
Photos: Kimberly Orlebeck Residence of Erick and Fae Urban