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September 20, 2019
In the 1920s home of interior designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas, the dining room’s botanical allure comes from the hand-painted walls of trailing vines based on a Swedish wallpaper design, while the table sparkles with a mix of blue-and-white pieces. Photo by David Hillegas, as seen in our September/October issue. ‘Vita’ goblet in Blue by William Yeoward Crystal. See more.
September 18, 2019
Evoking all the romance of a Rodgers and Hammerstein–style enchanted evening, this floral vignette from Lewis Miller’s book Styling Nature, featured in our March/April 2016 issue, is an all-time FLOWER staff favorite.
September 17, 2019
“We want the house to look like it was just dropped into this space … and I don’t want to own a lawn mower.” With those directives from the homeowner—and with lots of study and careful plant selection—landscape architect Jamie Purinton designed a meadow that looks as if it’s always belonged to the Hudson Valley site. See more.
September 16, 2019
A look back to our June 2015 issue and an arrangement by New Orleans florist Kim Starr Wise, shot at the historic Longue Vue gardens. With their saturated lipstick hues, these frilly blooms are femininity in floral form. Like ladies at a party crowded into the powder room, they remind us of a sisterhood in raucous conversation—glamorous garden roses, seductive anemones, blushing ranunculus, and wild clematis—all laughing shoulder-to-shoulder, straining toward the mirror to check that their makeup is just right. See more.
September 14, 2019
In a historic Dallas home by architect Hal Thompson, interior designer Cathy Kincaid created a lattice inspired by Bunny Mellon’s town house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. For the De Angelis chairs, she chose a Veere Grenney fabric. Read Flower magazine’s Q&A with Kincaid.
September 10, 2019
“Dreaming of flying away via fig balloon.“ — artist Bridget Beth Collins, the Flora Forager. See more from Collins.
September 9, 2019
Flower asked Denver-based florist Frances Harjeet of Prema to name three people who inspire her. She answered, “Coco Chanel, Iris Apfel, and Billie Holiday.” Get the full Q&A and see more of Harjeet’s work. This one includes Cafe au Lait’ dahlias, ‘Color Spectacle’ dahlias, ‘Foxy Lady’ dahlias, ‘Karma Choc’ dahlias, buttercream dahlias, ‘Caramel Antike’ garden roses, Benary’s Giant zinnias, ranunculus, scabiosas, chrysanthemums, snapdragons, ‘Zinderella’ zinnias, nandina, gum maple, scented geranium leaves, millet, and wild grasses.
September 8, 2019
“I had been waitressing, dabbling in painting, and freelancing for a landscape designer, and then one day I got a job with a flower shop, and it was like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I want to do.’ And here we are.”—Taylor Patterson of Fox Fodder Farm, Brooklyn, New York. See more of Patterson’s designs and Q&A. In this arrangement: Football mum, thistle, double peony, tulip, and begonia foliage.
September 6, 2019
Flower magazine’s Jessica Cohen demonstrates a floral design for a compote vase with a palette that bridges summer and autumn. The floral pillow cage used for the mechanics is by Holly Chapple for Syndicate Sales. Get the plant list and step-by-step instructions.
September 5, 2019
“People come to Florida for the water, so we showcase all shades of blues, and we always have fresh flowers. They are the heart of a home,” says Lisa Peterson, co-founder, along with sister Shelly Bascetta, of Pineapples, Palms, Etc. in Jupiter, Florida. When Flower magazine and photographer Carmel Brantley captured the interior design shop for our September/October issue, the amazing Renny & Reed created a beautiful array of floral arrangements to complement the decor. Click the arrows, or swipe if on a mobile device, for a closer look. See more from our visit to Pineapples, Palms, Etc.
August 30, 2019
Did you know 2019 is the Year of the Dahlia? Of course this time of year, dahlias always rule. Artist Frances Palmer arranged this divine vase of pompon and ball dahlias in one of her own hand-thrown pottery pieces. Read Flower‘s feature on Frances Palmer’s Dahlia Garden.
August 27, 2019
“I was inspired by my client’s [New Orleans] home, which is so elegant but with some unique and unexpected touches. These colors add to the ambience of the rooms without taking away from their muted, French attitude.”—Destiny Pinson of Doris Ione
Flower/foliage list: viburnum, white tulips, white ranunculus, ‘Clooney’ ranunculus, David Austin ‘Patience’ roses, Coral Charm’ peonies, foraged greenery, and rosemary. See more from Destiny Pinson.
August 23, 2019
Recognize these flower crowns from July’s Big Little Lies Season 2 finale? Marisa Bosquez-White, the floral designer behind them, chat’s with Flower magazine about her work’s TV debut, what it was like to see Reese Witherspoon wear her creations, and how her small-town roots influence her aesthetic. Get the full story.
August 22, 2019
“What is wonderful about this book is that there is little if any beige. And that’s appropriate, as I have yet to see a garden of beige and gray!”—Carleton Varney on Living Floral
What a treat to read Carleton Varney’s piece on Flower Editor-in-Chief Margot Shaw’s book Living Floral in The Palm Beach Post. This scene from Frances Schultz’s beloved Bee Cottage (page 172) illustrates his observation precisely. Frances wallpapered the garden room’s walls in a trellis pattern by Carleton V. The sofa fabric is by Manuel Canovas, and the chairs came from Katharine Hepburn’s estate (how divine).
August 18, 2019
This bougainvillea-laced courtyard fountain at Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs became a wedding focal point when the bride asked her guests to throw lucky pennies into it. Visit Flower magazine’s collection of Garden Water Features to see more fountains and garden pools.
August 17, 2019
An ode to zinnias, the easy-to-grow flowers that just keep going when everything else is spent. See 12 zinnia flower arrangements we love, from simple to elaborate.
August 14, 2019
Flowering vines climb a wall of Gothic arches in an Alys Beach, Florida, courtyard designed by Paige Sumblin Schnell. The rockstar designer and founder of Tracery Interiors tells Flower magazine she found her career passion early. “My mother subscribed to numerous shelter magazines. When she was done looking through them, she’d give them to me. . . . I was fascinated by all the different colors and patterns, but I was absolutely obsessed with the floor plans that were offered in the back of every issue. I would trace them and add onto them or cut them out and move rooms around. I’d also comb through the pages and cut out photos of furniture, lamps, and other pieces that I loved.” Read the full interview.
August 12, 2019
In case you missed it, here’s another view of the dreamy, open-air bedroom belonging to Australian artist Marcella Kaspar and her designer husband Mark Cooper. The room enjoys proximity to the couple’s prized 100-year-old frangipani tree. Imagine drifting to sleep to the heavenly fragrance of frangipani blooms carried by poolside breezes. Get the full story.
August 10, 2019
A sumptuous bowl of ‘Mocca’ amaryllis, ‘Babylon’ dahlias, cymbidium orchids, sedum, gypsy dianthus, and jasmine vine by Atlanta floral/event designer Michal Evans in the home of interior designer Suzanne Kasler. See more Michal Evans arrangements.
August 9, 2019
Though Fiona Tilley and her husband, jewelry designer Gurhan, both love their West Village rooftop garden, it is unquestionably Tilley’s oeuvre—an eclectic, bohemian space so lush it’s hard to remember that everything is in containers. Get the full story.
August 7, 2019
Working from her château in the French countryside, artist Claire Basler uses flowers from her gardens to inspire her paintings, which are not realistic re-creations. Rather, she captures the flutter of a petal, the arch of a stem, and the colors of the sky. Still, when we consider this photo, it is not immediately apparent where the flowers end and the art begins. See more.
August 6, 2019
“I see light, texture, and graphic patterns in everyday objects, such as an artichoke, a rusted piece of metal, or the intricate patterns found in aged concrete or marble. Inspiration is everywhere,” says Buffy Hargett Miller. For this summer arrangement, she used hydrangeas, succulents, white roses, honeysuckle vine, and other blossoms. See more of her creations.
August 5, 2019
Add this cottage garden/culinary reverie to your travel bucket list. Whenever our Editor-in-Chief Margot Shaw is in Nantucket, she makes the pilgrimage to Chanticleer, a French restaurant in the village of Siasconset. “The food is excellent and the flowers are glorious,” says Shaw, who dined there just this past weekend while in town for Nantucket by Design.
August 4, 2019
We can always count on Sybil Sylvester for a “Wow!” moment. “The traditional garden urn and arrangement are the ideal complement to the antique English sideboard. The bright color mix is one of my happy favorites—various hues of peonies, garden roses, French tulips, lilacs, and viburnum—and makes it English garden glam.”—Sybil Sylvester in her book, Fresh. Learn more.
August 1, 2019
Exotic blooms inspire Flower magazine’s Jessica Cohen to create a vibrant tropical arrangement. Get the full story.
July 29, 2019
For this sunny room that opens to a veranda, designer Marshall Watson included luxurious embroidered botanical curtains, silk-upholstered walls, and a French neoclassical daybed. Photo by Lisa Romerein, from Marshall’s book, The Art of Elegance. Get the full story.
July 28, 2019
Check out FLOWER’s Q&A with TJ McGrath, lead floral designer at Blue Jasmine, on his artful approach to one of the most classic shapes in floral design—the crescent.
July 26, 2019
Why, yes, those are fully opened tulips stealing the show in all their saucer-like glory in a dreamy arrangement by Lauryl Lane. “I love letting them pop like that,” she says of tulips. “Of course they don’t last very long after they’ve fully opened, but if you time it just right, they are stunning in event arrangements.” Catch our 2017 interview with Lauryl Lane.
July 25, 2019
London artist Rebecca Louise Law creates fanciful, vertigo-inducing floral installations suspended from great heights. Here, garden blooms dangled from the glass ceiling of the Floral Hall inside the London Royal Opera House for the Ballet and Banquet affair hosted by Hermès. Get the full story.
July 24, 2019
When we talk about design through a botanical lens, it’s hard to find a better example than this dining room by CeCe Barfield Thompson, from the Griffin & Wong chinoiserie wallpaper to the fresh flowers on the mantel in the next room, visible through the doorway. Get the full story.
July 21, 2019
It’s lavender fields forever in the town of Sequim (pronounced Squim), Washington, celebrating its 23rd annual lavender festival this weekend. With a microclimate that’s just right for the Mediterranean perennial and an industrious cluster of small farmers, the town has become known as ‘America’s Provence.’ Get the full story.
July 20, 2019
#thinkpink day 7: It’s grand finale time, and this pink-on-pink bedroom featuring Galbraith & Paul wallpaper is so worthy. Designer Ashley Whittaker piled on the interest by playing off shapes and patterns. See more from Whittaker.
July 19, 2019
#thinkpink day 6: “Layers, lines, shapes—all of it to me is like a soft, sculptural, breathing puzzle,” says Kate Holt of Flower Wild in Southern California. She works magic with soft pinks and pale yellows in this combination of parrot tulips, fringed tulips, ranunculus, Japanese sweet peas, California lilacs, honeysuckle vine, and Pieris japonica. See more arrangements by Holt, or peruse Flower magazine’s collection of pink flower arrangements.
July 17, 2019
In preparation for ADAC in Bloom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, presented by Flower magazine, artist/floral designer Holly Carlisle selects flowers with Scott Shepherd of Cut Flower Wholesale.
July 16, 2019
#thinkpink day 3: Flower magazine’s Style Editor, Amanda Smith Fowler, curated a table of vivid pinks balanced by crisp whites and cool blues. Get product details, and see more table settings.
July 15, 2019
#thinkpink day 2: Highlighting pink in a room doesn’t necessarily mean blanketing the whole space with the hue. Pink upholstered seats make a statement in a floral-inspired dining room in the home of Madcap Cottage founders John Loecke and Jason Oliver. See more.
July 14, 2019
We’re thinking pink all week, starting with the hot pinks in this cheerful floral arrangement by Sierra Steifman of Poppies & Posies, based in Brooklyn, New York. Margot Shaw, Flower magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief, says this is the “loose, garden-y look done right.” See all 5 arrangements created by Steifman for Flower magazine.
July 13, 2019
“‘Coral Charm’ peonies make such a statement that you only need a few,” says Destiny Pinson of Doris Ione. She shares four fresh summer arrangements (plus, priceless floral design tips) in our July/August issue. See step-by-step photos and instructions for this arrangement, plus three more creations by Pinson.