Having long nails means you're a grown up and being a grown up means you should always have fresh cut flowers in your home. Despite what my ankle tells you, my favorite flowers are peonies and tulips; both simple, but elegant and stunning. Sunflowers are annoying unless your going to a kids birthday party, anything white is too insecure and as Nicole Richie says, no desperate daisies. The only flowers my boyfriend has ever given me are tulips--they hold a special place in my heart ;). Mom's love them too...perfect for mothers day. Yellow tulips and pink peonies are perfect--they aren't overly pushy, they're affordable and they look good in any room. Maybe even a mural of them?