flowers + reading
Sep 7, 2018
We’re excited to share a bit about the latest stop in the Mayesh Design Star Workshop Series today. Here’s a peek inside the MDS Workshop in Seattle. Only one more stop in 2018! Salt Lake City, they’re coming to you next.
Kaylee Young and the Mayesh team held their first west coast workshop of the 2018 MDS Tour this past July in Seattle, WA. The workshop was held at Metropolist, a beautiful event space in the heart of SODO, just south of downtown.
The inspiration behind this workshop was a serene summer afternoon. Kaylee brought this inspiration to life at the event by curating a variety of wildflowers for attendees to arrange with, and by styling the space with woven baskets from Accent Decor.
On Monday evening, the workshop began with a networking event. Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers spoke on behalf of the local flower movement, and students shared their own flower stories with one another. Kaylee then led the students in a mood boarding activity. After each student created their own mood board, they then took turns helping each other put defining words to their boards and style. The mood boarding activity was a wonderful way for students to reflect on what inspires and motivates each of them.
On Tuesday, with a new sense of direction, students dove into flower arranging. Kaylee and her assistant Jamie led the students in two group installations; first, a field of flowers using Oasis bricks and wild grasses, herbs, and dahlias, and second a traditional ceremony set up using a beautiful trellis from Classic Vintage Rentals. Because the trellis was so detailed and pretty on its own, Kaylee taught the students how to minimally style the piece using clematis and trailing vines.
Following the installations, Kaylee taught the class how she creates textured, dimensional centerpieces. One by one, the students took their bud vases from Accent Décor and added a few blooms and foliages to inspire their own arrangements, and then created their own centerpieces in a compote vessel. Their arrangements were then photographed on a minimal yet beautiful table with natural colors and textures and simple details.
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