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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34 | 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: Dried dyed grass Seedpod Japanese maple Begonia foliage Carnation Marigold Phalaenopsis orchid New Zealand flax Various wild grasses I wanted to create something that was inspired by the changing season and colors of autumn but not dictated by them. The palette, with its gold tones and turning leaves, nods in part to autumn but also rejects it with the introduction of the orchids and the dyed Japanese grass, both of which have no season. I wanted there to be harmony and tension in this piece. See next page for step-by step instructions for this arrangement. > Taylor's inspiration Phnom Penh, Cambodia, circa 2007. It is my favorite thing I've ever eaten, and no other fish amok or Southeast Asian curry has met it yet. On a typical day, we can expect to find you . . . I'm usually working. I'm always working. I start the day at the flower market and then move on to either doing one of our various accounts or prepping for an event. There really is no typical day. What do you feel is your greatest achievement so far? It is building this business to the place where it is and having an amazing team of people who are not only supportive but as invested in its success as I am. When and where are you happiest? At home fussing in my garden, probably. If you weren't a floral designer, you might be . . . I don't know. Part of me wants to be the CEO of some big-time company, and another part of me wants to have a farm in the South of France with goats, far away from all of it.

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