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This book is for everyone who loves flowers and wants to take on a wedding for themselves, a family member or a friend. I like to think I have explained the techniques and skills that will be needed using language that is easy to understand, equipment that is easy to source and flowers that, on the whole, won't cost a fortune. Many of the designs, particularly in section one - Flowers for the Venue - can be arranged for other special occasions such as anniversaries. I have used a star system for each step-by-step design. With regard to the skills required, one star means that the design is straightforward, two that it's a little more difficult and three that you will really have to concentrate. As for the mechanics, the stars refer to how easy it is to find the equipment to recreate a similar display. I have tried to keep the components as simple as possible, but remember - with the internet, most things are readily available these days. The images in the book have been created by me and my team at the Flower School, together with my teachers, former students and friends in the business. Many of my students have returned to their homes in different parts of the world and gone on to create bridal work second to none. Arranging flowers for a wedding is bound to be stressful, because they have to be perfect, but when the day is over the feeling of achievement and fulfilment is incredible and you will be all set for the next one. Be sure to take photographs so you can remind yourself just how well you have done. Judith Blacklock
In her latest book, 'Botanical Style', popular stylist and bestselling author Selina Lake brings her signature romantic vintage style to the current trend for all things botanical. The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, takes a look at the ingredients of the look - antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds and houseplants - and draws upon these sources for fresh ideas to transform your home into a leafy haven. Moving on, Selina explores five different facets of the botanical look. Vintage Botanicals celebrates the gentle palette and delicate style of floral watercolours and pressed flowers, while Boho Botanicals has more of a free-spirited 1970s vibe, with jungly potted plants, flower garlands and even a decorated teepee. The varied textures and contemporary appeal of Industrial Botanicals give it a modern edge, utilizing materials such as polished concrete, rusted metal and laboratory glass and combining them with peeling paint and vintage school science posters on the walls. Next, Natural Botanicals is based around antique prints and salvaged museum specimen cases for a nostalgic feel, while Tropical Botanicals features bold leafy prints, spiny cacti and palm trees for a distinctly glamorous retro flavour. Throughout the book, Selina's imaginative 'DIY Makes' and insightful 'Style Tips' provide a wealth of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones and ambience of Botanical Style in your own home.
Based on her many years' experience with the plant world, expert floral designer and master florist Rita Van Gansbeke demonstrates in this book the essence of flower arrangement. Nature, gardens, and seasons are a constant source of inspiration in her work. Every lover of floral art will marvel at here striking, pure creations, made from roots, stalks, branches, leaves, grasses, filaments, flowers, fruits and seeds. The arrangements, for many occasions, are clearly described by floral art author Patricia De Corte and lavishly illustrated with atmospheric pictures by photographer Isabelle Persyn. Thanks to detailed step-by-step examples and plenty of practical tips, you are ready to try your hand at flower arranging yourself!
Flowers are associated with all the important events in our lives, whether celebratory or commemorative, but they can also cheer our everyday existence and enliven the spaces around us. This book shows just how. Through the work of 38 floral designers, we see ideas for flowers for every occasion, whether public - decorations for weddings, arrangements for banquets, installations for shops and hotels, accessories for fashion shows, exhibits for art shows - or private, in the form of simple but special displays for the home. Organized in alphabetical order, each florist is introduced with a short biography, then in their own words they explain the stories behind their floral arrangements. Illustrations include portraits of the florists, shots of works in progress and full-colour images of glorious finished displays. As a visual refreshment for stylists, florists and design professionals, and an indulgent treat for anyone who loves flowers or decorating their own space, this book is an inspirational confection.
In the brand new series, Creativity with Flowers Tomas De Bruyne, Per Benjamin and Max van de Sluis of Life3 share their knowledge and experience with young professionals and with everyone passionate about floral designs. Consisting entirely of designs for bouquets, this book includes a comprehensive history of the bouquet as well as step by step instructions on how to make them. Each of the three florists has contirbuted seven designs to the book.
Whether you learn on the exquisite rose sampler specially designed for the book, or make only one rose, this is a book that you will refer to often, especially when you wish to make something exceptional. Learn how to make delicate, beautiful and realistic silk roses and organza leaves, and have fun making them for a friend, or for a special project. There is a flower for every occasion: adorning a hat or a knitted bag, embellishing a crocheted scarf or adding beauty to a beaded necklace. Techniques include 16 different roses, blooming amongst a latticework of rosebuds, leaves and stems. Learn how to make rose petals and rose hips, sepals, stems and leaves, spent roses and stamens, and gorgeous little birds, a bird's nest, beautiful butterflies, bows and wisteria. There is something for everyone in these pages and it is amazing how easy, enjoyable and rewarding these techniques are.
This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Happy Day features bright, cheery flowers with uplifting sentiments. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's meaning, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.
In 2013 designer and illustrator Michelle Mason co-founded Mason & Painter, a vintage emporium on Columbia Road, in east London, a street famed for its Sunday flower market. Michelle's inspiration for Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home is the wide variety of seasonal plants and flowers available right outside her shop. Buying locally and in tune with the seasons is at the heart of her philosophy Using salvage and reclaimed objects, vintage glassware and ceramics as props and backdrops, Flower Market is brimming with texture, pattern and exciting and inspiring ways to group and display flowers, plants and succulents. In Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home Michelle draws on her design experience, playing with shape, colour and composition to create stunning combinations showing how to make the most of fresh flowers and bring botanical style into the home.
"We've long admired Anna's way with flowers (especially when she reminds us that even a staircase can be the perfect place to install something floral and dramatic) and we're all just so happy to see her incredible style turned into something we can bring home." - Design*Sponge The Flower Fix presents wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson. Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage and delicate petals; nature has the power to inspire and energise, calm and soothe, focus and still. Anna has harnessed this magic with 26 tailor-made combinations of flowers to bring a floral boost to your home, no matter what your mood. With easy-to-find seasonal blooms, found items such as twigs and dried fruit, and any assortment of containers, discover how simple it is to bring a little bit of nature's mystery into the everyday. Spanning all seasons and including both larger installations and smaller, simpler projects, there is something for anyone looking to play, experiment and create atmosphere with flowers. Get your daily flower fix with these and more inspiring arrangements: Inspire Playfulness is a spring arrangement to bring joy, featuring lilac, roses, ranunculus, poppy, narcissi and forget-me-nots. Flowers for Gratitude is a mix of summer's bounty to inspire thankfulness, including garden rose, daucus, echinacea and chocolate sunflower. Find Beauty in the Everyday is a colourful arrangement to bring a fresh perspective, featuring autumn foliage, hydrangea, dahlia, crab apple and rosehip. The Shape of Self-Expression is a circular wreath design to express individuality, with holly, lamb's ear, yellow holly berries, twigs and dried seedheads, and ivy berries. Each project lists the equipment, flowers and foliage needed to start the project along with step-by-step instructions. You'll also find a guide to basic flower arranging; notes on colour palettes and how to use colour; and a flower glossary listing the colour, seasonal availability and vase life of each flower. Be led by the flowers, foliage, stems, follow their shapes and form, feel their weight and heft to create versions of these gorgeous arrangements that are uniquely your own.
For this inspirational, yet instructive, book Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers at home who share their joy of flowers. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guerard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries impart their personal botanical point of view. They show how to incorporate flowers in home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair. Interior designers illustrate how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, artwork, and accessories to shape chic indoor spaces. We will learn how traditionalists and modernists put together an attractive table; for example, by mixing heirloom silver with simple white china and bright flowers arranged in everyday glass containers. This gorgeously photographed book concludes with a primer on such topics as extending the life of fresh-cut flowers and assembling a table runner of charming blooms. Living Floral is a must-have for flower and interior design enthusiasts, as well as home gardeners.
The New Covent Garden Flower Market plays an integral part in Simon Lycett's life as a florist and has done for the last 25 years. Originally opened in London's Covent Garden in 1670, the Market moved to Nine Elms in Vauxhall in November 1974 and became known as the New Covent Garden Flower Market. Now after more than 40 years it is moving again, to a new purpose-built site in Nine Elms. In The Flower Market Year, Simon Lycett's witty and down to earth observations and Michelle Garrett's stunning photographs, taken over the course of a year of very early mornings in Nine Elms, combine to create a unique record of this historic and idiosyncratic market. Includes images of many beautiful arrangements of seasonal flowers and foliage sourced from the Market.
In the past ten years, Swedish floral designer Per Benjamin developed his own colour theory. The World of Colour according to Per Benjamin is an educational-entertaining-inspirational book where his colour theory is explained in text, but above all presented in a very creative, visual 'hands on' style in beautiful pictures and colour charts. The photos are a mixture of studio works, outdoor pieces and bigger event designs (such as the Nobel Prize award ceremonies) and show both small and extra large arrangements. All of the pictures included illustrate how it is possible to extract colour tones from a material both in theory and in practice.
Founded in a historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, Terrain is a nationally renowned garden, home, and lifestyle brand with an entirely fresh approach to living with nature. It's an approach that bridges the gap between home and garden, the indoors and the outdoors. An approach that embraces decorating with plants and inviting the garden into every living space. Terrain, the book, not only captures the brand's unique and lushly appealing sensibility in over 450 beautiful photographs but also shows, in project after project, tip after tip, how to live with nature at home. Here are ideas for flower arranging beyond the expected bouquet, using branches and wild blooms, seed heads and bulbs. Ten colourful container gardens inspired by painterly palettes. Dozens of ideas for making wreaths out of vines, dried stems, evergreens, and fresh leaves and fern fronds (which you learn to preserve in glycerin). Here are secrets for forcing branches to bloom in the middle of winter. Decorating with heirloom pumpkins, including turning them into table top planters. Simple touches - like massing high-summer hydrangeas into weathered baskets and scattering them around the patio - and more involved projects, including taking inspiration from Scandinavia and Britain to create a truly natural Christmas. With inspiration for every season, Terrain blurs the indoors and out to bring the subtle and surprising joys of nature into our lives every day.
"Table Arrangements" is the seventh volume in the successful series "Creativity With Flowers". Life3 arranges floral ornamentations that will bring some sparkle to your table, will stun your table guests and will add greatly to the ambiance of any party. "Table Arrangements" provides you with numerous ideas and looks to create when a special get-together is in order. Casual or stylish, delicate or eye-catching; these centrepieces will both dress up your table setting and provide your guests with a conversation starter.
Alli Koch has mastered the art of turning simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations. She shares her expertise in this book, a step-by-step guide that teaches everything you need to know about modern florals. You'll learn designs from classic favourites like the rose to today's trendiest florals, as well as succulents and cacti. This book is an introduction, so no experience is needed!
The Japanese word 'kanzashi' originally referred to decorative pins as part of the traditional female hairstyles. These pins were often works of art in themselves, holding in place elaborate floral arrangements made with natural or silk flowers. Today, kanzashi encompasses flowers made from regular fabrics. Sylvie Blondeau shows you how to make 65 of these simply stunning designs. The projects are so easy and fun to make that you will soon be making them for every occasion. Perfect as accessories on clothing, jewellery, home decorations or table adornments for special occasions.
Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell's world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colourways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right. Rachel Ashwell is the author of Shabby Chic Interiors and Shabby Chic Inspirations.
Make Your Own Unique, Whimsical Gifts and Treats Inspired by Nature's Beauty! Everyone could add a bit of brightness to their daily life. This book will teach you how to make a wide range of floral crafts, and help you truly connect to nature and the magical woodlands. The crafts are organized seasonally, so you can happily craft all year round and always have gifts at the ready. Beginning with lovely spring crafts using bright, beautiful flowers, summer crafts aimed more at weddings, celebrations, and festivals, such as dried flower button holes and pressed flower nail art. In autumn we move to more cozy self-care crafts like bath salts and candles, and winter includes crafts that are handmade gift ideas such as pressed flower cards and ornaments. Crafts include: Crystallized edible flowers to top cakes and cupcakes Botanical wax sachets to keep your closet freshly scented Pink rose petal bath bombs Beautiful botanical frames Flower-infused cookies and chocolates
After the success of Ikebana Today (9789058562081) and Contemporary Ikebana (9789058562692), 'Ikebana Through all Seasons' completes the trilogy dedicated to this ancient art form. 'Ikebana Through all Seasons' goes back to the very heart of Ikebana and focuses on the diversity of the arrangements through the seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter give rise to a great variety of Ikebana expressions. The book illustrates the essence of Ikebana: its seasonal diversity, the growth process of the plants and the interaction between the arrangement and its natural surroundings. For the compilation of this book and the selection of works, an international team of Ikebana specialists, representing all major Ikebana schools, worked together to create an invaluable source of inspiration, not only for Ikebana aficionados, but got anyone with a passion for floral beauty.
This beautiful book by two leading floral designers is a complete guide to creating innovative designs and inspirations using natural fresh and dried materials. Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and photographic sequences so even the most complex creations can be achieved with success. All the basics are fully explained: from choosing your containers andmaterials, to floristry techniques such as conditioning flowers, wiring and creating false stems. For the more experienced artist, there are plenty of projects using creative combinations of hues and texture to inspire you to look afresh at floral design.
Use fresh flowers to make a dramatic difference in your home...and dazzle with the power of flowers when you entertain! Decorating with Flowers celebrates the latest trends in contemporary floral design with a tropical twist. Featuring inspired table settings and installations, this extraordinary flower arranging book will encourage you to create your own unforgettable floral creations. Be inspired to conjure a magical setting for group entertaining or craft a stunning decoration for intimate celebrations. The ten designers and artists showcased share the ideas and insights behind their floral arrangements--each of which is shown in detailed photos--making this an excellent guide for interior decorators, florists, event planners and homeowners looking to add some pizzazz to a space. Featuring over 300 color photographs, Decorating with Flowers has something for everyone--from glamorous Flemish flower arrangements to modern Sogetsu ikebana styles, and modular flower sculptures created to enhance minimalist, contemporary spaces.
Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration or thyme for bravery. These floral poems have become Teresa Sabankaya's signature. Brides want them for their weddings, but a posy is a lovely gift any time of year, and one that readers can easily put together from their garden or with blooms from their local florist. In The Posy Book, Sabankaya shares step-by-step instructions, floral recipes for more than 20 posies and ideas for seasonal variations. A modern floral dictionary, with 12 original paintings by celebrated illustrator Maryjo Koch, will help readers craft their own posies filled with personal meaning.
This unique collaboration between international bestselling interiors author and stylist Holly Becker of the award-winning design blog, decor8, and Leslie Shewring, product designer, photographer and stylist, offers advice on selecting, combining and arranging flowers to best complement your decor. Packed full of exciting ideas separated into eight gorgeous styles, this gorgeous design book shows flowers in relaxed, casual homes alongside those with some serious panache. Whether you are looking to invigorate a neutral interior or complement your already colourful space, you'll find a host of creative ideas and tricks of the trade, with step-by-step projects and crafting ideas showing how to adapt and decorate containers in a creative way with ribbons and trims, paint, string and fabric. With charming suggestions for creating pretty and approachable floral decorations for entertaining at home, from tea parties to cocktails with friends, this is the ultimate guide to using flowers to decorate any space for any occasion.
Martine Soulier, a graduate of the European Master Certification programme (EMC) and teacher at the Ecole des Fleuristes in Paris, is releasing her third book on packaging in all its shapes. Thanks to the big success of the first two books the author has been invited to give workshops throughout Europe and China. As a floral designer, Martine Soulier wants to share her passion for flowers and paper. In her new book she presents many unusual, practical, fast, simple, generous, festive, chic and conceptual flower wrappings. In no time the reader will learn how to create innovative floral designs and guided by the many tips and tricks and step by step pictures in this beautiful book everyone will be able to try their hand at folding, rolling, sticking, stacking, crumpling, tearing and cutting techniques to achieve a one of a kind wrapping befitting the flower design. Text in English and French.
For centuries people have relied on herbs and flowers for health and well-being. From country garden staples to re-emerging historical favourites, The Heritage Herbal uses ancient herbal wisdom to show how herbs and plants can benefit your daily lifestyle. What are the easiest and most beneficial ways to incorporate herbs and edible flowers into your life? Which herbs grow well in small spaces or make aromatic table decorations? What are the best herbs and plants for hanging and drying? Each entry includes recipes to heal, nourish and style, including teas, wines, jams, bath oils, soups, lollipops, smoothies - and a love potion! From pot to plate, The Heritage Herbal explains all you need to know about cultivating, cooking and crafting with herbs and edible flowers.
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