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.
A 'how to' manual for those interested in flowers and floral art. Illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and 200 line drawings, this book shows you ways to arrange flowers in a vase successfully; gives you advice and inspiration on wedding flowers; and explains why some designs work and why others do not.
Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences--which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design--come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve.This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.
Fill your house with blooms with florist Rowan Blossom's debut book, Living with Flowers.This book will teach you the basics every budding florist should know, before showing how to create more than 25 of Rowan's favorite floral masterpieces for every occasion, from tokens to the grandest of statements. Learn how to make a floral chandelier or hang a curtain of flowers, fashion a festival crown, or tie a simple bouquet. Rowan's love of everything bohemian, vintage, and natural, and her no-nonsense approach, makes this the perfect book for first-time flower-arrangers and anyone who wants to bring flowers into their home.
From the simplest herb wreath to more extravagant succulent designs, the strong outlines and shapes of these living wreaths have great visual impact. Bernhisel-Robinson uses step-by-step instructions, an encouraging voice, and gorgeous photographs illustrating her techniques to teach how to make not just a wreath but a modern garden in miniature that changes to become even more beautiful as the plants mature.
Includes echeveria, hens and chicks, cactus, moss, strawberry, tomato, herb, lettuce, lavender, and more
Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson has more than fifteen years experience in the floral design world. Her design company, La Fleur, specializes in custom floral design for weddings and special events. Natalie holds a successful holiday wreath-making class each December. She makes her home in Utah with her husband and two children.
"If you're interested in dabbling in paper flower crafting or trying to make a homemade gift for Mother's Day or perhaps Valentine's, I much recommend giving this book a shot." -- The Rhialist
These colorful blooms will brighten any room -- and best of all, you can make them in a day You'll find that it's a cinch to add a spring-like air to any room with a bouquet of daffodils, a cluster of hyacinths, or a vivid bunch of favorite blossoms, and no previous experience is necessary.
Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating paper flowers adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts.
Say it with flowers. This visual bouquet includes a photographic glossary of popular flower types and their Victorian meanings, followed by step-by-step instructions for creating 25 beautiful arrangements. From Celebration and Luck, to Happiness and Forgiveness, each bespoke bunch of flowers suits an important occasion or recipient. Blooming with inspiring lifestyle photography and watercolor botanical illustrations throughout, Meaningful Bouquets brings a truly personal touch to flower arranging.