blooms from your grocery store or farmers’ market, a simple
container—perhaps one found at a garage sale or in your recycling bin or
kitchen cabinet—and a touch of whimsy to pull it all together.
In Flowers Chic and Cheap, Elle Decor
editor at large Carlos Mota shows how unexpected elements can make a
style statement. For example, fill a vintage teapot with pink peonies
and set it next to your bed; gather some ferns and an orange poppy in a
colorful gift bag and call it a centerpiece; dress any entryway by
loading a soup tureen with lemons and a few dusted-off leaves (picked
from the backyard, of course).
Inside, Carlos reveals his trademark secrets for teasing the most out of flowers’ color, height, and texture, such as: Unusual
combinations make the most interesting arrangements (think posh English
garden roses paired with inexpensive pom-poms). Two dozen cheap roses
are perfect for a graceful bouquet when the stems are cut short,
arranged tightly, and peppered with mint stems. Short- and long-stemmed
flowers placed in bud vases on a cake stand are always easy and
Carlos also shares his tips for treasure hunting for
vessels found in the most ordinary places. To him, a salsa jar is a vase
for a dinner of Mexican take-out. Reused paint cans stuffed with any
bouquet are one of the best wide-mouth vases around.
short lists of what you’ll need and clear instructions for what to do,
plus more than two hundred gorgeous color photographs by celebrated
photographer William Waldron, Flowers Chic and Cheap gives you all the practical information—and inspiration—for sprucing up your place without making a fuss.
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