Decorate with Flowers: Creative Ideas for Flowers and Containers Around the Home

Decorate with Flowers: Creative Ideas for Flowers and Containers Around the Home

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By (author) Holly Becker, By (author) Leslie Shewring, Photographs by Leslie Shewring

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  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 250mm x 18mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 21 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 190641792X
  • ISBN 13: 9781906417925
  • Sales rank: 22,546

Product description

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. Decorate with Flowers contains a host of exciting ideas separated into eight gorgeous styles, showing 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. Holly and Leslie share 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. They also offer charming suggestions for creating pretty and approachable floral decorations for entertaining at home, from tea parties to cocktails with friends.

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HOLLY BECKER is an American author of the hugely successful Decorate and Decorate Workshop who lives in Northern Germany. She is a journalist and stylist who founded the award-winning design blog, decor8, in January 2006, which has grown to become an established design resource with nearly 50,000 readers daily and over 1.8 million page views per month. LESLIE SHEWRING is a Canadian stylist and photographer with degrees in both architecture and interior design. After spending nearly half of her life in Los Angeles working as a product designer, she recently relocated back to her native Vancouver Island in British Columbia, where she works as a freelance stylist and photographer for clients such as American Greetings and Stampington magazine.

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"Holly and Leslie's Decorate with Flowers is an incredibly rich and inspiring book clearly created from their lifelong passion for floral forms, nature and decorating! This book brings all of these elements together with a casual, easy and elegant 'how to' approach that gives you everything you need to create your own unique decorating and entertaining experiences with the warmth and beauty of flowers...all from the heart!" -- Amy Butler, designer and author 'For those who know nothing more about flower arranging than which way to put them in the vase, this informative book is a simple way to get started. This lovely book is a great combination of the practical and visually pleasing.' -- Katie Allen The Simple Things 'Full of unusual ways to use flowers in the home.' Elle Decoration "Get set for summer with this innovative design book. This is a beautiful book, written by two visionary design experts, with projects to inspire across the board." Reloved 'The simple beautiful of summer blooms is celebrated. The book combines a mix of practical step-by-steps and inspiration for decorating the home with flowers.' Landscape Magazine 'Unique and innovative, Decorate with Flowers unmasks the mystery of flower arranging and provides exciting ways of how to use flowers to add a pop of colour to your home.It really is one of those 'un-put-downable' books that will inspire everyone, from those with no floristry experience to seasoned professionals.' -- Rona Wheeldon Homemaker 'Inspiration for Spring - A gorgeous froth of ideas for creating informal, yet stylish arrangements. From jam jar posies to jazzing-up chair backs, getting arty with flowers has never been so much fun.' Crafts Beautiful 'This beautifully illustrated book is full of ideas for making the most of your blooms. Forget about oasis, wiring and formal triangles; this is flowers at their most casual and relaxed.' Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom 'A gorgeous book for lovers of decorating, interiors, floral arranging, entertaining and hand-made projects, Decorate with Flowers will encourage a fresh approach.' The Angel Resident "Takes a relaxed approach to floral design, creating uncomplicated, inexpensive arrangements, along with ideas on crafting containers." Yorkshire Post 'How to bring the outside in with beautiful floral arrangements.' Living North 'This handy guide inspires readers to look at floral design through the eyes of interior stylists with a creative and fresh approach.' County Wedding Magazines 'With each turn of the page you can see the love that's gone into the making - Leslie's beautiful illustrations and photography, Holly's signature styling and conversational narrative. It's just too lovely.' Curate & Display 'Whether you'd like to make the most of freshly picked blooms from your garden or a bought bunch, Holly and Leslie's book will show you how to arrange flowers with ease and enjoy the process of adding a floral touch to your home. It really is one of those 'un-put-downable' books that will inspire everyone...from those with no floristry experience to seasoned professionals.' Flowerona