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The Flower Fix : Modern arrangements for a daily dose of nature

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"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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 190 x 246 x 25.4mm | 952.54g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • color photos
  • 1781317887
  • 9781781317884
  • 9,523

Table of contents

Contents
7 INTRODUCTION
10 CREATING ATMOSPHERE WITH FLOWERS

PART 1
The Arrangements
20 Taking Your Time
25 Inspire Wonder
30 Inspire Playfulness
38 Meaningful Colour
43 Letting Creativity Flow
49 Flowers for Gratitude
57 Inspire Creativity
60 Bringing the Wild Inside
67 Appreciate the Unappreciated
73 Learn to Let Go
79 Meaningful Memories
84 Find Beauty in the Everyday
90 Bringing Energy to a Dark Space
96 Simple Focus
100 A Still Life
107 The Shape of Self-Expression
110 Silence and Growth
120 Ageing Gracefully
124 Blossoming Hope
128 Beauty in the Imperfect
135 Be in the Moment
139 The Colour of Growth
143 Capturing True Beauty
152 Making the Everyday Magic
159 A Season to Contemplate
162 Everything Belongs

PART 2
Basic Skills
174 Choosing and Buying Flowers
176 Tools and Equipment
178 Vessels
180 Preparing Flowers
183 Longevity of Floral Arrangements
184 Basic Skills

198 GLOSSARY OF FLOWERS
204 INDEX
206 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
207 ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER
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"Offering easy to follow tutorials on how to create a series of stunning bouquets." * Gardens Illustrated * "A sumptuous guide to modern flower arranging, with 26 season spanning projects." * House & Garden * "Details the wide range of benefits that come from filling your space with blossoms." * Healthista * "Offers 26 floral projects to inspire wellbeing in the home." * Real Homes * "Take time out from life's daily chaos with a soothing dose of mindful flower arranging." * Period Living * "Hone your inner florist to create thoroughly modern arrangements and posies." * Wedding Ideas * "Captures the mood boosting power of flowers with ideas for nature-led displays, plus instructions on the mindful process of arranging the materials." * Country Living * "The new old way to relax" * The Irish Times * "With stunning photography by India Hobson, the 26 projects may inspire you to try them yourself and bring the outside in for spring." * WI Life * "In her first, photograph-packed book, Sheffield, England flower-shop owner Potter teaches the how-to's of what she calls "the slow flower movement," gathering stems and posies to create more of a relaxed, subtle, Dutch Masters' effect." * Booklist | ALA * "Nature lovers will delight in Anna Potter's new book, The Flower Fix, where the founder of Swallows and Damsons shows off her skills to great effect." * Crafts Beautiful * "A study in living at a slower pace, Anna Potter's gorgeous coffee table guide The Flower Fix uses floral arrangements to revive interiors and soothe the spirit." * Foreword Review * "In this dreamy book, Potter shares 26 floral projects to invite wellbeing, calm and beauty into the home." * Psychologies * "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 gorgeous, seemingly effortless aesthetic Potter lays out in her well-stocked compendium should appeal to design-minded, Instagram-savvy readers."
* Publisher's Weekly *
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About Anna Potter

Anna Potter is the florist behind the flower shop Swallows and Damsons, based in Sheffield and popular on Instagram (swallowsanddamsons). Her style of arranging has a luxe and wild feel that uses containers of all sorts and moves beyond the confines of blooms in her decoration - incorporating foliage, fruit and vegetables, sea shells and most things that grow out of the ground.

India Hobson is a UK based editorial, lifestyle and still life photographer, and one half of Haarkon. Haarkon published their first book, Glasshouse Greenhouse, in 2018. India has enjoyed a creative partnership with Swallows & Damsons for a number of years, working with Anna Potter to develop their signature style.
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