Flower Magazine

JUL-AUG 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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ABOVE: The charcoal- colored stucco finish was mixed to Kaspar's specifications. The round marble-topped table was bought many years ago in Indonesia. The artist added green crystal drops to the vintage chandelier. RIGHT: The pendant light is by New Zealand designer David Trubridge. The kitchen table was originally an old Chinese door. Both work from home, so they wanted to create a space that is beautiful and inspirational. Having renovated previously, Kaspar and Cooper knew what they wanted in this house and were no-fuss in their approach. Clever design incorporates cross-ventilation as well as an open floor plan centered around a courtyard. Walls and floors were treated as canvases for Kaspar's striking and dramatic artworks and the couple's collection of eclectic furniture and decorative pieces. "One of the most important factors in designing the house was to make sure we had large walls to feature my artworks. We wanted to make sure that we could see the flower paintings from all different angles and from different areas," says Kaspar. "It was important to include the colors of nature that show up in my large- scale flower paintings. The couple chose rough-hewn granite tiles for the floors throughout the house and granite with a honed finish for the kitchen counter and backsplash. Walls were painted in cocooning charcoal tones, while a wax finish was used on the ceilings. Working with color every day in her work, Kaspar had the paint colors mixed to her specifications and loves the idea that they are unique to the space. "It's also a great house for entertaining," she adds. I especially love the house at night with candles and dimmed lighting and with the pool lit up." Born in Prague, where she lived until she was 10 before moving to Australia, Kaspar admits to having a passion for vintage crystal and fine glass inspired by her grandparents and their extensive 50 | J U LY/A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 "I am inspired by the colors and tones of flowers, especially peonies, and the colors of the house were inspired by the large painting I had in mind for the living room." —MARCELLA KASPAR

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