Gardens & Landscapes

Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers

Brimming with top stylemakers' and designers' innovative floral design ideas to enliven the home, Living Floral will resonate with those who appreciate the beauty and everyday luxury of flowers.

For this inspirational, yet instructive, book Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers at home who share their joy of flowers. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guerard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries impart their personal botanical point of view. They show how to incorporate flowers in home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair. Interior designers illustrate how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, artwork, and accessories to shape chic indoor spaces. We will learn how traditionalists and modernists put together an attractive table; for example, by mixing heirloom silver with simple white china and bright flowers arranged in everyday glass containers. This gorgeously photographed book concludes with a primer on such topics as extending the life of fresh-cut flowers and assembling a table runner of charming blooms. Living Floral is a must-have for flower and interior design enthusiasts, as well as home gardeners.

About The Author

Flower magazine was founded by Editor-in-Chief Margot Shaw in 2007.

Charlotte Moss is a designer, author, and philanthropist. She has authored numerous books, including Charlotte Moss Entertains.

  • Publish Date: March 12, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies - Flower Arranging
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $67.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6362-4


"Just because you’re ready for spring doesn’t mean winter is about to relinquish her season. This is why Margot Shaw’s new book, Living FloralEntertaining and Decorating with Flowers, is the ideal salve for those who crave the nuances of nurturing weather. Create your own uplifting environment with flowers. And what better way than to cull ideas from tables and settings of such tastemakers as Charlotte Moss, Cornelia Guest, Susanne Rheinstein and event designer Tara Guérard among others." — DUCKS GOOSE

"Having had a sneak peek at the book, we can say this perfectly summarizes page after lush page that illustrates how some of the industry’s most popular and respected designers and tastemakers entertain." —CURREY & CO

"...a gorgeous and comprehensive new coffee-table book filled with inspiring ways to add blooming-fabulous touches to our homes and parties." —THE SALONNIERE 

"Every design library needs at least a few books that spark happiness, and Margot Shaw's debut book, Living Floral (Rizzoli New York), is one that did just that for me.  As the founder and editor in chief of Flower magazine, Margot has dedicated her publication to celebrating beauty in many forms: interiors, gardens, entertaining, and, of course, flowers.  It is a winning combination that has made the magazine a success and one that is the focus of her new book... The book contains really delightful images of interiors, table settings, outdoor entertaining, and more than a few lucky dogs.  (As you can see below, I'm partial to those images featuring our four-legged friends.)  But what you won't find in this book is condescension. The book's text never speaks down to readers, but rather thoughtfully encourages them to enjoy the beauty and perhaps adopt a few ideas and tips for themselves.  If you're looking for some inspiration and how-tos on decorating, floral arranging, and entertaining, this is the book for you." —PEAK OF CHIC

Author Bookshelf: Charlotte Moss