Flowers can have a dramatic influence on the particular mood that a space conveys. Simply placing a mason jar filled with a random mix of foraged flowers, can make a space feel more joyful.
I have picked up a few tips and tricks here and there, and learned from working with an interior designer, however, I have not been able to master the ephemeral and soft arrangements that are very much in style now. This particular style that is full of movement is what attracted me to the book The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar. Chezar is a celebrated flower designer whose work has been featured in many publications.
This book is a flower lover’s dream. Chezar shares her passion for flowers and has put together an inspiring volume. She frequently refers to her style as painterly, and the description fits perfectly. The book includes tips and tricks such as using the concepts of chiaroscuro and ombré to create depth and movement. There are sections that cover essential techniques, tools, and a very helpful seasonal flower guide. In addition, there are recipes that list the precise flowers needed to replicate a particular arrangement along with detailed written instructions and stunning photographs. The recipes cover a wide range of floral arrangement styles and they will inspire you to create beautiful arrangements at home.
Disclosure: I received a copy of The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials for review purposes. I was not compensated for writing this post. All views are my own.