My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Intimate Dinner For Two- Table Setting Competition Class

Detail of Intimate dinner for two design

Floral Sushi- engagement dinner for two Competition Design. Helderberg Flower Club: Floral Fantasy, South Africa

Intimate dinner for two

I decided to create an over-the -table design for my intimate dinner. 7 Large vine wreaths, bend open and then woven together, create an arch over the table.

Intimate dinner for two engagement ring detail

Paper lanterns serve as fantasy cushions.

Intimate Dinner for two engagement ring

An engagement ring was tucked into the mouth of a Phalaenopsis Orchid

Intimate Dinner for Two Hana Kubari details

I used the Ikebana technique Hana Kubari everywhere in the design. It is how I attached the woven arch to the table and also how I attached twigs to the arch for the paper ribbon and the tumbling twig garlands to the spoons.

Floral lanterns

I used masses of gypsophila (devided into small bunches and tucked into test tubes for water) to create a light and airy feeling.

Floral Sushi

The sushi, chopsticks and design details are made from gypsophila, orchid petals and vine twigs

Floral Sushi

A small wooden platter for the Floral Sushi

Floral Fantasy table setting for a Floral Art Show

It is great to design for a Floral Fantasy. It does not have to be functional and you can stretch your idea to the fullest

Using masses of gypsophila for a Floral Art table setting

Design note: This was taken while preparing the competition design. The gypsophila in the picture is just over half the amount that I used!

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid


Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila