I’d definitely consider my relationship with purple a love-hate situation. It’s really the only color I never wear and I don’t think I have a touch of it in my home decor…yet when I lay eyes on a big bunch of dusty hydrangeas, a bowl full of ripe plums or that to-die-for violet topped cake above, I fall instantly in love despite myself. And I think I may have discovered the solution to my purple avoidance: combine it with juicy bursts of cherry for bold contrast without a trace of cloying sweetness. I’m definitely adding this one to my list of must-try palettes for upcoming styled shoots; since it manages to be girly without a trace of pink, wouldn’t it be perfection for a bestie’s birthday party or midsummer bridal shower? Gather hydrangeas, violets and garden roses in bold red vases, and intersperse with low vessels overflowing with cherries or pomegranates for a centerpiece that packs a punch. Hang a few coordinating lanterns, pour bubbly into these glasses and don a dress bursting with springtime ebullience. Hope you’re all having a lovely start to the week – and be sure to stop by later for more floral inspiration from The Byrd Collective

*images: {row 1} jamie beck, sam mcadam for countrystyle au via dustjacket attic, martha stewart weddings {row 2} julia hoersch & styled by dietlind wolfjeremy james & styled by kelly framel {row 3} via note to self (anyone know original source?), leah mccormick via snippet & ink, trent bailey via style me pretty, ditte isager & styled by randi brookman harris, textiles {row 4} ditte isager & styled by randi brook man harris, jordan ferney for project wedding, every cake you bake, via note to self.



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