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.


March 21 | New York City

Rizzoli Bookstore

Talk and Book Signing with Richard Keith Langham, Alex Papachristidis, and Mimi Brown

6:00-8:00 p.m.


March 26 | Houston, TX

Houston Design Center

Talk and Book Signing with Bunny Williams, P. Allen Smith, Ariella Chezar, and Jeffrey Dungan

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


April 3 | New York City

FortyOne Madison

Talk and Book Signing with Calvert Crary, Executive Director, FlowerSchool NY

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.


April 4 | New York City

FlowerSchool New York

Book Signing

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


April 6 | High Point, NC

Currey & Company Showroom

Book Signing

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


April 25 | Birmingham, AL


Book Signing


April 28 | Birmingham, AL

Portraits, Inc.

Book Signing


May 9 | Los Angeles, CA

Mecox Gardens

Book Signing during LCDQ LEGENDS


May 18 | Sharon, CT

Trade Secrets

Book Signing

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


June 12 | New Orleans, LA


Book Signing


June 14 | Memphis, TN

Garden District

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June 22 | Newport, RI

Newport Flower Show

Book Signing


July 11 | Atlanta, GA


Talk and Book Signing

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.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.


September 21 | Omaha, NE

Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show

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September 24 | Atlanta, GA

Discover ADAC

Talk and Book Signing


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 12 | Jupiter, FL

Pineapple, Palms, Etc.

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Living Floral book, Margot Shaw, flower book

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

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