book review...



decorate with flowers...
creative ideas for flowers and containers around the home

by Holly Becker & Leslie Schewring

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A debut publication for product designer Leslie Schewring and title number 3 in the best selling 'Decorate' series for acclaimed interiors blogger Holly Becker, Decorate With Flowers is a fresh and pretty interpretation of displaying flowers in the home.

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My favourites-dahlias in stunning sorbet colours. Photos Laure Joliet.

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simple, but beautiful bottle chandelier.

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Chinese tea tins make stunning flower containers. Washi tape for single blooms on the wall.

Their first publishing collaboration comes across as a real and genuine project between two friends, with a combined passion for its subject matter. Holly and Leslie's well documented love of flowers in their independent projects is the staple ingredient of a shared signature style.

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A simple flower moodboard.

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Inspiring wall displays and designs from Leslie's studio.

Based on the advice of two self-confessed flower lovers, rather than flower experts, Holly and Leslie provide simple but clear guides in each introductory section, from tools of the trade, flower and herb types, arrangements, to easy-to-follow step by step projects.

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Chapter 8-Black & White-my favourite section in the book.

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A striking black & white montage-this is my favourite moodboard.

From then on, the book is split into 8 main chapters, covering colour stories from black & white to neon and themes as varied as market and girly glam. You can also take a peek into the homes of like-minded creatives for whom flowers play an important role, all captured beautifully in Leslie's photography. Images and copy are enhanced with imaginative layouts, hand drawn graphics and themed mood boards. You can also refer to their own personal favourite flowers to use in displays and, of course, a comprehensive resource page to help re-create the displays in your own home.

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Simplicity-Single blooms with paperclips on string.

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Leslie and beautiful blooms.

Take a flick through Holly and Leslie's book on my You Tube video!

Decorate With Flowers is available to pre-order from Amazon.



Comments

  1. It looks beautiful and inspiring - especially now with spring approaching! I am waiting for my review copy to arrive these days and get a better look into the creative work of Holly and Leslie. Have a fab day, Caroline!

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    1. Thanks a million for stopping by Igor! I look forward to seeing your review! Hope you're really well! :-)

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  2. Great review and video Caroline! I really like the idea of this coming from two women with such a beautiful friendship and joint love of flowers. I really look forward to getting a copy and following the tips. Have great week lovely! Mel xx

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    1. Thanks Mel! Took me hours due to my ridiculous lack of talent on the computer! I have a stack of books to review, so thank goodness I've made a start! xx

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  3. Thank you for this wonderful review Caroline!!! Hope to possibly see you in May when I get to London!!! xo

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    1. You are more than welcome Leslie-you did a wonderful job with the photography. So much work has clearly gone into your and Holly's book-a great team for your first title! Definitely see you again in May. Enjoy the well deserved praise and attention :-) x

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  4. Looks fab Caroline - I love flowers :) Hope you're keeping well my sweet, here we have sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine - YAY :)

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  5. Thanks sweetie! I miss seeing you-lets try and do the same MTB at some point my lovely xx

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  6. Wonderful, I am so looking forward to it, it's a total different concept to what I have seen so far. Love to see the review over here, Caroline! xo

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  7. Hi Caroline, great review. The images are so inspiring and Holly and Leslie make a great team don't you think? xD

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  8. great review - cant wait to get my hands on a copy! looks gorgeous and such a wonderful collaboration!

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