One of the world's foremost interior designers, Tricia Guild is famed for her bold and original fabric and wallpaper collections and her extraordinary ability to use colour in decoration. Here she turns her visionary designer's eye to flowers, showing how they can be used to bring a room to life and evoke a mood.
Beautiful photographs demonstrate how a tiny posy of palest pink hyacinths in glass tumbler brings the focus to the centre of a table setting; how tall, spindly foxgloves create an illusion of height in a low-ceilinged room; how a single hibiscus bloom set on a green leaf in a concrete dish contrast boldly with a colour scheme of turquoise and lime green. Tricia's eye is finely tuned to the subtlest shade of colour, the slightest variation of texture and the surprising effects of proportion, she uses petals, flowers and leaves as a painter would use a palette of oils, with stunning results.
Each chapter – Simple, Exotic, City, Country, Minimal, Opulent, Vintage and Party – features arrangements with Tricia's tips and evocative photographs of flowers with quotes.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 04 / 2008
- 240 x 273 x 22mm