…of what you might create in your own home as you find inspiration in the arrangements shared by talented Garden Club of Virginia members.
|Class 101 American Geometric Designs 1901 to 1950: Foyer
With the rise of the Garden Club movement, flower shows began to be held and the judging of arrangements began. These classic designs are based on geometric shapes including ovals, crescents, spirals, triangles, the Hogarth Curve, zigzags and other geometric forms.
Choose from Traditional Line, Traditional Line Mass or Traditional Mass.
|A||Table with portrait above it next to the front door|
|B||Table between two wooden arm chairs, upholstered in blue, with framed photos above each chair|
|C||Pier mirror with marble top table|
|D||Table with lamp next to stairs|
|Class 102 American Floral Designs: Right Front Parlor
From simple bouquets to more sophisticated designs, this style showcases the evolution of floral design in America.
Choose from Early Colonial 1607-1699, Late Colonial (Williamsburg) 1700-1780, or Federal 1780-1830.
|A||Mantle with large gold mirror|
|B||Half circle table with lamp in the front window left|
|C||Half circle table with lamp in the front window right|
|D||Pier mirror with low marble table|
|E||End table next to red sofa left, viewed from all sides|
|F||End table next to red sofa right, viewed from all sides|
|G||Table with lamp beneath portrait|
|Class 103 Contemporary Floral Designs: Right Rear Parlor
In the middle of the 20th Century, flower arranging became increasingly recognized as an art form. Freed from the restrictions of period arrangements, arrangers began to experiment with creative ideas for arrangements.
Choose from Abstract, Assemblage, Botanical (Creative or Naturalistic), Cascade/Waterfall, Construction, Creative Line, Creative Line Mass, Creative Mass, Echo, Framed Spatial, Free Form, Illuminary, Modern European, Naturalistic (Landscape or Vegetative), Panel, Parallel, Pave, Phoenix, Pillar, Pot et Fleur, Reflective, Stabile-Kinetic, Stretch, Synergistic, Underwater, or Western Line.
|B||Chest with lamp and table and small print|
|C||Mantle with gold mirror|
|D||Sideboard with silver urn|
|E||Table in front of sofa, viewed from all sides|
|F||Table with lamp in front of oil painting|
|G||Table next to wing back chair, viewed from all sides|
|Class 104 French Floral Designs: Left Front Parlor
The French arrangements, with the exception of the later Empire period, were reflective of the soft pastel color harmony of the interior decorative arts. Light and airy, in contrast to the other European styles of the era, these designs stressed the beauty of the individual floral material.
Choose from Baroque: Louis XIV 1661-1715, Rococo: Louis XV 1715-1774, Neoclassical: Louis XVI 1774-1793 or the more creative Modern French design.
|A||Table with lamp and framed print|
|B||Table with lamp and framed print next to window|
|C||Chinoiserie chest of drawers with oil portrait above|
|D||Mantle with large gilt edged mirror|
|Class 105 Japanese-Ikebana Floral Designs: Sunroom
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, which is steeped in tradition and symbolism. It is an art form where nature and humanity are brought together.
Choose from Moribana, Nagiere or Free Style.
|A||Glass table with bird sculptures|
|B||Glass end tables next to sofa|
|C||Glass table near the door|
|D||Glass coffee table near the sofa, viewed from all sides|
|Class 106 English Floral Designs: Dining Room
English designs exhibited the vast array of plant material growing in the lovely gardens of estates and in the countryside. Most were formal, large, triangular in shape with symmetrical balance. They were influenced by the decorative art of the Chinese and of the Italian Baroque period.
Choose from Early Georgian 1714-1760, Late Georgian 1790-1830, Victorian 1830-1901, Tussie Mussie or Art Nouveau.
|B||Table between windows with mirror|
|C||Mantle with gilt framed mirror|
|D||Dining Table, viewed from all sides. A white cloth will cover the table.|
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