Our Christmas Designed to Order winner

by Charlotte.Barnes on December 22, 2010

Our recent Designed to Order competition saw a huge number of Interflora customers simply clicking an email link to be in with a chance of winning £2000 worth of bespoke Christmas flowers for their home.

Our lucky winner, Elizabeth, was contacted by one of our expert florists, Janet Boast, to discuss the theme and style to be created and provide a brief description of her home to help Janet achieve the perfect floral arrangements for her.

Janet initially created a spectacular fireplace display in the dining room to set the theme. This was filled with stunning evergreen foliage, fresh cream roses and wonderfully scented dried fruits and cinnamon. A touch of glitter, in the form of silver twigs and pinecones, created just the right amount of drama, height and festive sparkle.

The theme continued and the staircase was transformed with a beautiful garland using the same materials but with the addition of gorgeous red berries and stunning orchids.

Next came the centrepiece of Elizabeth’s Christmas table, a beautiful arrangement resplendent with fresh green foliage, roses and berries and with finishing touches such as cinnamon and dried fruits. Janet added glass votives holding tiny tea lights which, once lit, brought the whole room to life.

After creating over a dozen more traditional and modern arrangements including windowsill displays and vase arrangements (giving a new lease of life to vases and pots that Elizabeth had destined for the skip!), Janet fashioned another magnificent fireplace arrangement in the sitting room. Following the theme of the other arrangements, the huge focal point featured gorgeous, tall lilies and festive glitter. This breathtaking piece of floristry looked absolutely stunning and was a real work of art on Janet’s behalf.

The house was finished with two amazing bespoke door-wreaths and a garland across the front of the house, which was created using shrubbery and holly from the surrounding country lanes, for a wonderfully personal touch.

Elizabeth later told us that she was absolutely stunned at how closely Janet had interpreted her brief and was thrilled at the detail and care that went into the floristry.

She explained that she always tries to take the time to find something personal and bespoke when sending flowers and was delighted to see the results of our Designed to Order service. She has since given Janet an old wreath that she no longer uses and has asked her to work her magic on it.

For more information please visit the winner announcement on the Interflora website or watch the video below to get a tour of Elizabeth’s newly decorated home.

To see what our talented Interflora florists can create for your own home, simply visit Interflora.co.uk or call 0800 434343.

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Charlotte Barnes

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