The best of Paula Pryke’s classic and recent floral arrangements—in an accessible format to inspire novice and expert alike.
Paula Pryke, Britain’s acclaimed master floral designer and writer of a large number of 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 right through the year. Included are her signature clean, recent designs in addition to 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 the use of nontraditional containers, unexpected accessories (e.g., candles or fruit), combining peculiar colors, textures, and architectural forms, in addition to other decorative touches such as wreaths, garlands, and even decorative dog collars. Packed with ideas, skills, and techniques, this book explores the recent trends in floral design for any season and encourages readers to let their creativity and personal style drift with step by step instructions. Gorgeously illustrated, this compilation is an invaluable catalogue of ideas and inspirations.