Flower Magazine

MAY-JUN 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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placeā€”one where we could really unwind at the end of a long week," says Moss. On this particular weekend, with houseguests in tow, she arranges Sunday lunch on the terrace, as she often does on a sunny afternoon. Although the mood may be low-key and the attire caftans and swimsuit cover-ups, the table is decorated with fine china (of her own design for Pickard) and roses spilling from porcelain baskets. Fried chicken and summer salads will be served buffet-style, and all is picture-perfect. Almost. Moss walks over to an urn within her sight line to snap off a dead leaf from a succulent. Now she can sit down and relax with friends over a leisurely meal. "My husband says I'm visually tortured, but I call it visually blessed," says Moss, with a laugh. "I tell everyone in my design office if they're not thinking about the waste - paper basket that goes underneath that beautiful George III writing table, then they're missing the boat. The same principle is true in the garden. Paying attention to the smallest of details is just what I do." 54 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8 BELOW LEFT: A canopied chair from Lane Venture, one of a pair, provides respite from the sun. "They're a great place to have coffee in the morning, and they're wide enough to get a dog or two by my side, a very important feature," says Moss. BELOW RIGHT AND BOTTOM: When houseguests are along for the weekend, Moss indulges another passion: setting a beautiful table for an alfresco meal. OPPOSITE: Stone steps and a parade of urns and cypress lead from the main house to the pool house. continued on next page

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