Gardens & Landscapes

Decorating with Flowers: Classic and Contemporary Arrangements

The best of Paula Pryke’s classic and contemporary floral arrangements—in an accessible format to inspire novice and expert alike.

Paula Pryke, Britain’s acclaimed master floral designer and author of numerous bestselling books, is unsurpassed in creating floral objets d’art. Essentially a form of interior decoration or stage setting, Pryke’s floral designs are the key to beautifying the home, creating interior moods, and setting the tone for entertaining, parties, and memorable events throughout the year. Included are her signature clean, contemporary designs as well as romantic, old-fashioned bouquets with a modern sense of color and form. Pryke’s floral artistry goes beyond the traditional arrangement-in-a-vase—her signature concepts include using nontraditional containers, unexpected accessories (e.g., candles or fruit), combining unusual colors, textures, and architectural forms, as well as other decorative touches such as wreaths, garlands, and even decorative dog collars. Packed with ideas, skills, and techniques, this book explores the latest trends in floral design for any season and encourages readers to let their creativity and personal style flow with step-by-step instructions. Gorgeously illustrated, this compilation is an invaluable catalogue of ideas and inspirations.

About The Author

Paula Pryke is world renowned for her innovative and brilliantly colorful floral designs. She runs an internationally successful flower school in London and is the author of seven bestselling books, including Simply Pink, Wreaths & Bouquets, Table Flowers, Paula Pryke Flower School, and Wedding Flowers.

  • Publish Date: April 06, 2010
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Gardening - Flowers - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 8-5/8
  • Pages: 384
  • US Price: $24.95
  • CDN Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3429-7


"Tips on fabulous arrangements that run the gamut from casual - garden blossoms tucked into jam jars - to ornate." ~Entertainment Weekly

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