"It is our heartfelt desire to bring you a fresh approach to decorating with flowers through this book, and to remove the intimidation that is typically associated with floral design.
"A few delicate blooms in even the simplest of vessels can add a dramatic statement to any room. Don't stress over crafting the perfect bouquet; often a stem, or a small bundle is all that is needed."
Every week I create lots of different flower arrangements for my blog and also hopefully inspiring people to be creative with flowers and make their own arrangements. I'm always happy when I find new and creative ways to display flowers and this book does just that!
"Step-by-step-project - Tied Posy Arrangement - You will need: bud vase, a focal flower, six or seven secondary flowers in various colours and sizes, a ribbon."
The book is written by Holly Becker of the blog decor8 and Leslie Shewring of A Creative Mint. Both super talented ladies in both the blogging and design world.
"When you have enormous heavy blooms like these dahlias, it can be more than enough to group them together without adding anything else. Keeping the stems long, we place them in a crackled glass vase for an effortless and airy look."
This review is made up of pictures from the book and short quotes by Holly and Leslie. I like the fact that they are telling you in their own words what the book is about.
"Add contrast in small doses to give a mostly neutral space an unexpected jolt."
"We love flowers, and through our work as stylists we frequently bring them into our rooms and vignettes to create a little magic."
I have used fabrics designed by Leslie as background to my photographs. Her designs are all inspired by living in Paolo Alto in Southern California and are produced by Cloud 9 Fabrics.
"Shallow, ceramic bowls are transformed into a must-try centrepiece when filled with fragrant blooms and herbs (we love mint!)."
Happy Floral Reading!
See you soon again!