Give Your Home That Special Touch With Fresh Wild FlowersIn Foraged Flower Arranging, floral designer Rebekah Clark Moody shares more than 40 new ways to use the natural beauty of your backyard or neighborhood to enhance and brighten any room in your home. Foraging for local, wild plants is easy and free, allowing you to avoid the expensive, corporate cut-flower industry. Plus, it gets you and your family outside exploring nature together. Use these tutorials to craft commonly found blooms, branches and greens into a gorgeous arrangement that will breathe fresh life into your home. Adorn an end table or bookshelf with a sweet springtime arrangement of blooming dogwood and forsythia. Grace your dining table with a centerpiece dancing with honeysuckle. Or enhance your entryway with a large, stunning display of colorful autumn leaves and wild roses. The tutorials show how to create each arrangement step by step, along with tips and advice on how to make the arrangements your own, regardless of where you live and what's available or not. With Foraged Flower Arranging you can have fun, inspire your creativity and wow your friends and family with gorgeous floral d cor all year long.
Southern floral artist Sybil Sylvester does more than arrange flowers; she uses inventive ideas and fresh plants to illuminate her surroundings. Many of her plants come straight from her own garden, revealing a natural sense of connection that is evident throughout the pages of Fresh. This stunning book presents Sybil's most effervescent and distinctive floral designs, organized by season, plus some of her celebrated arrangements from a variety of special occasions. Excitingly, Fresh also includes a beautifully photographed how-to section in which Sybil empowers readers to create their own magic from the natural world with instructions for a number of delightful designs, plus her own special brand of inspiration and helpful advice. Full of whimsy, joy, and elegance, Fresh is a magnificent paean to floral beauty.
Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.
Alli Koch has mastered the art of turning simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations. She shares her expertise in How To Draw Modern Florals, a step-by-step guide that teaches everything you need to know about modern florals, including:
- Tools of the trade
- Where to find inspiration
- The anatomy of a flower
- The basic shapes for drawing a flower
You'll feel as though you're sitting down with Alli at a coffee shop as she walks you through the process of drawing and designing all aspects of modern florals. You'll learn designs from classic favorites like the rose to today's trendiest florals, as well as succulents and cacti--some of Alli's favorites
How to Draw Modern Florals is an introduction, so no experience is needed If you can draw an S or a C with a pen, Alli can teach you to draw a beautiful, modern floral design.
Turn simple doodles into beautifully designed floral illustrations with How To Draw Modern Florals, a step-by-step guide that teaches everything you need to know about drawing modern florals, including:- Tools of the trade
- The anatomy of a flower
- The basic shapes for drawing a flower
- Where to find inspiration You'll feel as though you're sitting down with author Alli Koch at a coffee shop as she walks you through the process of drawing and designing classic favorites like the rose to today's trendiest florals, as well as succulents and cacti. How to Draw Modern Florals is an introduction to drawing, so no experience is needed If you can draw an S or a C with a pen, then Alli can teach you how to draw a beautiful, modern floral design
It is not surprising that indoor potted plants are rapidly gaining popularity in our modern, urbanized living environments. Potted plants inside the home not only add visual appeal to the interior decor, they also help purify the air in the room. Ikebana with Living Plants is a new variation of the traditional Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arrangement, that allows you to enhance enjoyment of your indoor potted plants by adding cut flowers or branches to the flowerpot. The addition of cut flowers to your favorite potted plant lets you change the mood or ambiance of your room in countless ways, yet your original plant remains uncut and intact. Why not try some of the easily accomplished arrangements shown here-with Ikebana with Living Plants, you can continue to enjoy the beauty of your indoor plants and delight in the variety and richness of natural foliage right at home.
Inspiring new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in everyday life. Like the author's exquisite first book, Bringing Nature Home, this much-awaited follow-up title presents stunning arrangements and ideas for interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers. Ngoc Minh Ngo has recorded the work of artists, designers, and tastemakers who demonstrate the many ways that flowers can enhance our homes and work spaces. Each chapter focuses on a unique way to incorporate floral designs into interiors, from flower arrangements made from foraged greenery to wall painting evoking Monet's water lilies to paper flowers that never lose their vibrancy. Renowned photographer Oberto Gili fills his house in Italy with treasures from his bountiful garden that inspire his work, and landscape designer Miranda Brooks puts to use her passion for all things botanical in the decoration of her beautiful Brooklyn home. With exceptional photography that captures the beauty of these flower-inspired homes and text that shares how these imaginative artists and designers achieved their botanical creations, this is an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners.