Living Floral book, Margot Shaw, flower book
Flower expert Margot Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers who share their joy of flowers at home in Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers, an inspirational and instructive book for readers who share this passion for nature’s bounty. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guérard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries show how to incorporate flowers in everyday home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair.

Divided into four seasonal sections, plus practical How-Tos and invaluable Resources, Living Floral illustrates how traditionalists and modernists put together irresistible tables dressed in everything from simple white plates on vintage textiles to heirloom silver, fine china, and elegant linens—but always with gorgeous flowers that form the centerpiece of where we gather with our friends and loved ones. Arranged and showcased in an inspiring variety of containers, the blooms in Living Floral are a heartfelt expression of welcome and celebration that will inspire the reader to incorporate flowers into their everyday lives with the same passion.

Brimming with top stylemakers’ and designers’ innovative floral design ideas, this gorgeously photographed book also shows how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, artwork, and accessories to shape chic indoor and outdoor spaces. Living Floral will resonate with interior design enthusiasts, home gardeners, and everyone who appreciates the beauty and everyday luxury of flowers.



June 19 | Locust Valley, NY

Meg Braff Designs

Book Signing

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


June 21 | Newport, RI

Newport Flower Show

Book Signing

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


July 2 | East Hampton, NY


Book Signing

4:00 p.m.


July 10 | Atlanta, GA

Ballard Designs

Floral Demonstration and Book Signing

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


July 11 | Atlanta, GA


Panel discussion with interior designers Jared Hughes and Clary Bosbyshell, and David Reiss, Founder of MATCH (Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space) with Book Signing immediately following (Rosse & Associates, Building 2, Floor 8, 818)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


July 17 | Atlanta, GA


Talk and Book Signing with Mark Sikes, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Holly Carlisle, and Eric Smith

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


August 3 | Nantucket, MA

Nantucket by Design

Talk and Book Signing with Wendy Kvalheim, CEO of Mottahedeh, and Kim Merlin, Founder of KKM Design Group

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


August 13 | New York, NY


Talk and Book Signing

11:30 a.m.


August 28 | Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Talk and Book Signing


September 21 | Omaha, NE

Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show

Talk and Book Signing

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


September 26 | Atlanta, GA

Discover ADAC

Talk and Book Signing with Tara Guerard, Matthew Quinn, and Chris Hastings


October 3 | Birmingham, AL

Tastebuds – Antiques at the Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Talk and Book Signing with Ronda Carmen, Frances Schultz, and David Baker

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


November 23 | Houston, TX

Theta Charity Antiques Show

Talk and Book Signing


December 7 | Jacksonville, FL

Wolfson Art & Antiques Show

Talk and Book Signing


December 12 | Jupiter, FL

Pineapple, Palms, Etc.

Book Signing

Living Floral book, Margot Shaw, flower book

Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers by Margot Shaw (Rizzoli 2019)

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