Get Gorgeous Floral Arrangement Ideas From The New Book, Blooms
Botanical enthusiasts, rejoice! Floral book Blooms showcases the work of more than 80 designers across the globe — from established florists to rising new talent — nominated by industry experts. The tome gives an inside look into the ateliers of florists to see their cutting-edge creations and serves as inspiration for those who want a fresh spin on flower arranging. Take a peek, and get your secateurs ready.
Ariel Dearie is a self-taught florist who grew up in New Orleans. She now operates her eponymous business in New York. In this tonal arrangement, Ariel paired golden roses, hellebores, ranunculus, begonia leaf, privet berries and cranberries. Berries are casually scattered around the vase, like they have fallen from a bush, for a casual, natural look.
A haze of smoke bush gives this golden arrangement a halo-like effect. Emily Thompson Flowers in New York mixes smoke bush (Cotinus), winding snake garlic scapes and turkscap lilies.
Sisters Jess Lister and Alex Nutting of U.K.-based Aesme flowers, create a tablescape using May flowers, including aquilegias, pansies, forget-me-nots, geums, alliums and pale clematis. Scattering the blooms on the table invites guests to pick them up and appreciate the fleeting beauty of these flowers up close.
Hattie Molloy of Melbourne creates an arrangement with soft, sculptural appeal. Set on a shallow ceramic base, it is simply composed of five arum lilies and a single stem of pale-pink anthurium and three carefully balanced orchid flowers.
London-based Frida Kim pairs soaring spears of Solomon’s Seal with a compact clutch of buttercup flowers for a compelling contrast.
Gabriela Salazar of La Musa de las Flores in Mexico creates arrangements that are naturalistic and romantic. This dahlia centerpiece was created with flowers from her own garden. The finished pieces look effortless — the flowers appear to be randomly placed, contributing to the natural aesthetic.
Much of florist Ariel Dearie’s technique involves subtraction and negative space, as seen in this arrangement with Persian buttercup and dramatic begonia leaf.
Foraged ingredients from the garden and local farms give this arrangement by Caroline O’Donnell of Wildfolk in Massachusetts a faded, sepia quality. Tail grass, Queen Anne’s lace and heucheras share a similarly rose gold coloration.
Kiana Underwood of Tulipina uses grapes to give this arrangement of tulips, poppies, daffodils, ranunculus, anemones, geraniums, and dianthus, a Dutch-master look.