Meet Our New Contributing Editors

FLOWER magazine welcomes interior designers Elaine Griffin and James Farmer as well as author/artist Frances Schultz as contributing editors
Portraits of new contributing editors in 2020
From left: Elaine Griffin, James Farmer, and Frances Schultz

Sept. 18, 2020Flower magazine is elated to welcome two new contributing editors who will lend their expertise to our pages. Interior designer Elaine Griffin creates spaces that display a deft and often bold use of color and a global design perspective. The gorgeous Sea Island garden party that Elaine styled for our July/Aug 2016 issue remains one of our all-time favorites.

The long table is set with bamboo-handled flatware, simple white and blue plates, white scallop-edged napkins with a band of 3 pink stripes, and a pink peony atop each setting.
A cheery floral Lilly Pulitzer tablecloth sets the scene for abundant lush summer blooms on a table styled by Elaine Griffin for FLOWER magazine. Floral arrangements by The Vine (@vinegardenmarket). Photo by Julia Lynn

The creativity of interior designer and overall Renaissance man James Farmer has also graced our pages before. Now we are making it official. James designed the fabulous entryway shown here, which appears in our Sept/Oct 2020 cover story.

Elaine and James join the multi-talented artist, author, and entertaining maven Frances Schultz who came aboard as a contributing editor earlier this year. In our July/Aug 2020 issue, Frances whisked us away to a most pleasant evening spent under the olive trees at her ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley.

Join us in giving them a big welcome.

entryway designed by Flower contributing editor James Farmer
An entry designed by James Farmer features wallpaper by Schumacher. Photo by Jeff Herr from James’s new book, ARRIVING HOME (Gibbs Smith 2020)
table setting created by contributing editor Frances Schultz for Flower magazine
“I’m all about high–low, here using melamine plates from Pottery Barn in two patterns, vintage green stemware, heirloom silver goblets, and mercury glass votives,” says Frances Schultz. Photo by Shelly Strazi