Flower Magazine

MAR-APR 2019

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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Whittaker, and Mary Evelyn McKee. They are all color-saturated, and just right. Each designer deftly uses color in a way that speaks in the voice of the homeowner and invites us to think of ROY G BIV in a new light. The garden in Little Compton, Rhode Island, though primarily green with dollops of white, is accented with beds of multihued perennials, a welcome and impactful counterpoint. And Mimi Brown's arrangements of humble "grocery store" flowers check almost all the vivid color boxes. As a visual color comment, I've included below a brilliant sunflower cuff designed by Flower contributing editor Charlotte Moss in collaboration with P.E. Guerin. Gold plays well with every color. SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: Just in case you have a yen for a book that embodies my love of color in flowers, entertaining, and decorating, pick up a copy of my new book, Living Floral (Rizzoli New York, 2019). Here's to a bright and beautiful spring inside and out! PORTRAIT BY BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER Charlotte Moss for P.E. Guerin Sunflower gold-plated cuff, charlottemoss.com 8 | M A R C H /A P R I L 2 0 1 9 WATERING CAN wateringcan@flowermag.com or Letters to the Editor Flower magazine P.O. Box 530645 Birmingham, AL 35253 Please send your comments, triumphs, challenges & questions to: Get the Flower email newsletter! Sign up at flowermag.com/news. Follow us Margot Shaw EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SDG, ANYONE WHO HAS EVER SPENT TIME IN MY HOUSE would know that I live this quote. I once tried life in a monochromatic house with cream walls. It was back when the "all-neutral everything" phase was gathering steam. Though not one to follow trends, I thought I might, just this once. I was immediately uncomfortable with the quiet, white surroundings. Though the effect was peaceful and certainly au courant, I found that what I really wanted was for my home to reflect me. Anyone who has ever spent time with me knows that I'm not neutral—more a riot of color. I now live happily in a house that has the feel of a Fauve painting —wild and colorful— but it works, and it is me. In this issue, you'll find plenty of color. Take a look at the interiors of Jeffrey Bilhuber, Ashley "I prefer living in color" —David Hockney, artist

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