Add holiday cheer to your home with tips from savvy Manhattan florists who pair lush winter offerings, such as hydrangeas, amaryllis, and lilies, with vases fit for the season’s much-anticipated festivities.
Rich silver metallic ribbons create subtle geometric lines in these simplistic glass vases, available in three sizes. For the winter season, William Frazer of Flower on Essex, which has an artist-run gallery in its basement (fitting, as the shop is located in the Lower East Side’s gallery district), recommends an arrangement of hydrangeas, snowberries, or mini calla lilies. $35-$60. DwellStudio, 77 Wooster St., 646-442-6000, dwellstudio.com; Flowers on Essex, 365 Grand St., 212-529-6653
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Displaying a coy, winking face on one side, this smooth white porcelain vase by Fornasetti features another expression on its counterpart: a woman sticking her tongue out. To match the vase’s interesting design, Gaige Clark of Spruce suggests dramatic flowers, such as white ranunculus, antique white roses, seeded eucalyptus, and white sweet peas. $288. Barneys, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900, barneys.com; Spruce, 222 Eighth Ave., 212-414-0588, spruceup.com
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Cinched with a pretty bow, the Courtly Check MacKenzie-Childs vase alludes to the season of gift giving (bow also available in red or pink). Here, Tom Sakas of Gramercy Park Flower Shop achieves a festive arrangement using red amaryllis and accenting with juniper and magnolia. Sakas, the owner of the shop, which has locations in The Plaza Hotel, Gramercy Park and Brooklyn, also suggests a towering of white calla lilies and lily grass to add drama to a room. $98 large; $60 small. MacKenzie-Childs, 20 W. 57th St., 212-570-6050, mackenzie-childs.com; Gramercy Park Flower Shop, The Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., 212-475-4989, gramercyflowers.com
Horizontal cuts on the exterior and vertical ones on the interior create a visually striking vase in deep ruby red. The hard edges of the Eye vase in Baccarat crystal can be softened with a rounded silhouette of feminine coral charm peonies, says Meredith Perez, co-owner of Belle Fleur. $1,750. Baccarat, 635 Madison Ave., 800-777-0100, baccarat.com; Belle Fleur, 134 Fifth Ave., 212-254-8703, bellefleurny.com