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.
HOLLY BECKER is an American journalist, stylist, bestselling author and founder of the award-winning, influential design and lifestyle blog decor8 (decor8blog.com) and popular online educational platform, Blogging Your Way (bloggingyourway.com). She has contributed as a writer, stylist and columnist to publications in North America, Germany and the UK including Real Simple, Domino, Sweet Paul and The Boston Globe. She also works with top brands on various lifestyle and decorating campaigns such as Farrow & Ball, &Tradition, Bloomingville, Merci, Canon, Oeuf, Minted, Artifact Uprising, Pottery Barn, Pinterest and Muuto. This is her fourth book. Instagram.com/decor8
LESLIE SHEWRING lived in Los Angeles for over twenty years then relocated back to her native Vancouver Island, Canada with her husband and two children. With two degrees in Architecture and Interior Design, she has developed, designed and prepared packaging direction on an array of products sold in many of the major retailers in North America including Target, and has recently designed a fabric line to release soon in North America. Leslie is interested in all aspects of design, from collage and watercolors to architecture and photography. Instagram.com/leslieshewring
"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!"
'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.'
'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.'
‘ A gorgeous book for lovers of decorating, interiors, floral arranging, entertaining and hand-made projects, Decorate with Flowers will encourage a fresh approach.’
‘ This handy guide inspires readers to look at floral design through the eyes of interior stylists with a creative and fresh approach.’
‘ 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.’
‘ How to bring the outside in with beautiful floral arrangements.’
'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.'
‘ 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.’
'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.'
"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."
"Takes a relaxed approach to floral design, creating uncomplicated, inexpensive arrangements, along with ideas on crafting containers."
'Full of unusual ways to use flowers in the home.'
'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.'
'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.'