Flower Magazine

SEP-OCT 2018

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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32 | S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 FRESH STYLE I arrange MATERIALS: Phalaenopsis orchid Japanese maple Dyed grass Dried sedge Grass seedpods MATERIALS: Football mum Thistle Double peony Tulip Begonia Flower: Describe your floral aesthetic in three words. Taylor Patterson: Considerate, creative, self-aware. Name three people who inspire you. 1) My friend Jean Adamson, who owns Vinegar Hill House, a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. She showed me what it is to be a good leader and boss, to have a strong moral compass, to move forward in my career with confidence, and to work hard. 2) Landscape designer Piet Oudolf. I admire his aesthetic and the tension he creates between the informal and the formal. 3) My mom. She is a really talented artist (even though she'd never let you know that) and has been working on a series of bronze cast sculptures of horses that are insanely good. But talent aside, my mom has no ego, she is patient, and she is genuine, and you see those qualities reveal themselves in the quality of her work. Did you ever have one of those aha moments that changed your life in a meaningful way? Yes, when I started working with flowers early on. I had been struggling in my mid-20s to figure out what I wanted to do. I had been waitressing, dabbling in painting, and freelancing for a landscape designer, and then one day I got a job with a flower shop, and it was like, "Oh, OK. This is what I want to do." And here we are. What is your home style like? It's rather eclectic with a mix of things I've picked up on my travels and carried with me through life. I don't like when my space feels too intentionally designed. It needs to feel like an organic extension of me. What do you do to relax and recharge? I run, I garden, I cook. I relax by being active. What is your go-to attire? Jeans, T-shirt, sneakers. Groundbreaking stuff! What was your most memorable meal? Fish amok from a stall at the Russian Market in

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