florals

by STEVEN BOYLE

Contrary to popular belief, masculine florals is not an oxymoron.

THE LONG, SUN-KISSED DAYS OF SUMMER HAVE ARRIVED. FORGET THE PASTEL COLORS AND BLOOMING FLOWERS OF SPRING; it’s time for easy decor and arrangements to celebrate the season, whether it’s for Father’s Day or just as an end to a perfect day of surfing at a favorite break. Using roots, rocks and heartier flora, create a design that will be a perfect gift for any man in your life. Take it one step further with a thoughtful and relaxing candlelit dinner for a late evening, beachside respite.

Take a good look at our designs and you will see sand-blasted grapevine root, succulents, fresh flowers, shells, starfish, candles and river rock-items that are readily available throughout Hawai’i. Combine these components to create a sea-centric look. Note our design team also makes use of lycopodium (coral-inspired greens), pincushion proteas (sea urchins) and curly laua’e leaf to resemble kelp. Additionally, we’ve added glass vases filled with sea-glass and water to reflect the glow of the candles. Our island-inspired linens feature embroidered hibiscus flowers in various sizes throughout a field of moss-green matte satin. Tone-on-tone cloths lend a soft balance to the overall look. All that remains is to grab a great bottle of wine, cook your favorite summertime meal and you are set for an afternoon or evening fit for any deserving dad, husband or significant other.

Event designer Steven Boyle’s high-end design concepts have captured the imagination of his clients worldwide. His award-winning style has been recognized by multi-national organizations, hotels and destination management companies. For more information, visit www.stevenboyledesign.com.