Bouquet of Branches
Less is more when it comes to woody stems, like quince, cherry, and dogwood. Select just three or four sculptural specimens, and use a heavy oblong vase that’s about a third as tall as the branches. Aim for an asymmetrical spray so the branches reach rather than lean (get the how-to secrets here).
To buy: Large oval vase (10½ inches high, 9 inches wide), $206, Mud Australia, 646-569-9191.