Bringing Nature Home
Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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.
"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
"I think it's quite possibly the most beautiful (and accessible) floral design book I have ever seen." ~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