Gardens & Landscapes

Flowers for the Home: Inspirations from the World Over by Prudence Designs

Flowers for the Home presents over 100 simple and stylish floral arrangements for both everyday and special occasions that have been shaped by Handy’s worldwide travels. Showcased are floral designs inspired by cultures and traditions from such far-flung places as China, the tropical rain forest, the English countryside, and the American South. Handy discusses the basic design principles we can learn from in each locale, from color palettes to indigenous materials, and provides step-by-step instructions and tips for assembling many of these joyful displays. The book’s stunning photography will encourage the creation of delightful bouquets for family and friends.

About The Author

Grayson Handy is the creative director of New York’s Prudence Designs and Events. Handy and Arturo Quintero’s renowned flower shop, specializing in event planning, caters to top magazines and celebrity clients. Paulette Cole is the CEO and creative director of ABC Home, a New York–based store that carries sustainable-designed furnishings. Ellen Silverman’s photographs have appeared in many cookbooks, including Neiman Marcus Taste, as well as in numerous magazines. Tracey Zabar is the author of Charmed Bracelets.

  • Publish Date: October 20, 2009
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies - Flower Arranging
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 10
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $40.00
  • CDN Price: $47.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3334-4


The masterfully crafted floral arrangements of New York City’s acclaimed floral designer Grayson Handy.

Author Bookshelf: Tracey Zabar, Ellen Silverman