Friday, March 18, 2016

Review: The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ABOUT THE BOOK

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design. For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty.


MY REVIEW

This is a beautifully done book! It's hardbound with beautiful, colorful flowers adorning the front and an embossed title. The pages are top quality and contain a LOT of pictures of flowers and flower arrangements. I love how there are pages that show flowers that fit with a certain color scheme and also names those flowers. I love how she illustrates the use of branches and fruit to complement an arrangement. She also has a seasonal flower guide.

I love flowers! So whether I ever use this book to make a flower arrangement or not, I'd keep it around on a coffee table just to look at the pretty pictures! :)

More info on the book found here. More info on the author here.


*Thanks to Blogging For Books for the complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions state are my own.*

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