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More than any other ingredient, summer herbs dominate my kitchen, garden and cooking. Seeing as how these herbs play such a starring role in some of the most enjoyable aspects of my life, I was moved to create a floral centerpiece that would showcase their simple beauty – from the stunning leaves to the delicate flowers. Rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender amaze me with their nuanced shades of green that move from vibrant and bold to soft and grey, all punctuated by purple flowers. SWOON SWOON SWOON!

I called upon friend and floral designer Lisa Przystup of James’s Daughter Flowers to craft this herby centerpiece. Lisa’s artistry and eye for beauty resulted in a spectacular arrangement that felt both lush and simple, highlighting the herb base with some spectacular peony blooms. We decided together that foraging from my own garden by clipping fern leaves and blueberry branches would add to our nature-inspired tablescape. We found ourselves running around my backyard like a couple of crazed and crafty little swooners. Never forget to be inspired by ALL that surrounds you!

Take a snoop on Elle.com for more swoon-worthy summer entertaining tips and tricks and scroll through this piece to follow Lisa’s step by step tutorial on how to create a  stunning floral arrangement!

Photography by Chloe Crespi.

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