Bringing Nature Home
Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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Unlike most flower-arrangement books, which rely on expensive and often nonseasonal flowers from florists, this book presents an alternative that is in line with the “back to nature” movement. This is the first volume to showcase how to be inspired by nature’s seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home through floral arrangements.
From the well-known lifestyle photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owen of Brooklyn’s Little Flower School, Bringing Nature Home presents a portfolio of unique and original floral arrangements directly inspired by the seasons and the local environment, with sources ranging from farmers’ market offerings to the backyard garden. Presented through lush photography that also showcases the beautiful interiors the arrangements are created for, this is as much a decorating tome as it is a floral-arrangement guide.
A how-to section offers advice on the selection, trimming, and care of the arrangements and on repurposed and unique containers, making this book practical as well as inspiring.
Ngoc Minh Ngo is an established photographer for magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, Domino, Elle Décoration UK, and Architectural Digest. Nicolette Owen is the cofounder of the Little Flower School in Brooklyn. Deborah Needleman was the founding editor of Domino magazine and is currently the editor-in-chief of WSJ Magazine.
“It’s impossible to overstate just how stunning Bringing Nature Home is…a 200+ page glossy ode to the beauty of seasonal flowers, branches and vines. I liked this book so much I bought two copies- one for our office and one for my home. Whether you’re a flower or a design lover (or both), you’re going to want this book in your home.” ~Design Sponge
"I think it's quite possibly the most beautiful (and accessible) floral design book I have ever seen. Bringing Nature Home contains page after page of gorgeous, yet doable, arrangements photographed in interiors that are equally beautiful and inspiring. It really is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen, with accessible “back to nature” arrangements. If you’re a fan of nature, flowers, interiors, or beautiful photography, buy this book. It’s well worth it!” ~Urban Comfort
"Just in time for Spring, arrangements by florist Nicolette Owen are brought to life in this elegant showcase of the seasons and their perfectly paired florals." ~Society Diaries
“Rather than relying on pricey, off-season flowers, Ngo and Owen offer instruction in crafting artful, seasonal arrangements in keeping with ones’ local environment. Filled with unconventional tips and resources, the book supplies proof that floral bouquets can be gorgeous and green.” ~Lonny
“..the focus is on enjoying seasonal flowers every day, in the here and now, rather than on design personalities. Nature is the star. The book convincingly makes the point that voluptuous arrangements aren’t just for weddings, professional photo shoots, and occasional parties.” ~Style Court
"Most of us just can't get enough of flowers, books on flowers, and photographs, drawings, and paintings of flowers. Oh, and maybe even floral fabrics and floral china too. If this describes you, then you should consider picking up a copy of Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature, photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo's new book dedicated to the beauty of flowers." ~Peak of Chic