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Weekly Wrap-Up + Bringing Nature Home

by Amy Azzarito

Over the past five or so years, there has been an amazing movement in the floral world toward loose, natural, garden-inspired arrangements. Inspired by Constance Spry, an incredible new community has grown from coast to coast that focuses on lush flowers arranged in a way that suggests natural growth rather than overly formal or forced perfection. Overtly romantic and utterly breathtaking, the work of these florists has become an obsession of mine and I’m thrilled to see it come to life in a beautiful new book.

It’s impossible to overstate just how stunning the newly released Bringing Nature Home is. Photographed and written by the incredibly talented Ngoc Minh Ngo, Bringing Nature Home is a 200+ page glossy ode to the beauty of seasonal flowers, branches and vines. The floral work inside Bringing Nature Home was done by Brooklyn’s Nicolette Owen (we did a Sneak Peek of her beautiful home here), and it’s absolutely stunning. I liked this book so much I bought two copies — one for our office and one for my home. One reason I love this book is that it’s (almost) equal parts floral and interior heaven. The homes the arrangements were photographed in are just as amazing as the flowers. Whether you’re a flower or a design lover (or both), you’re going to want this book in your home. A very, very hearty congratulations to Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owen on what is sure to be a classic among our collections. Click here to order the book from independent sellers online (it is worth every penny, I promise).

*If you’re in the NYC area, there will be a launch party for the book at West Elm on Tuesday.

I’m heading out for the day to finish our 2012 D*S Newspaper shoot, so I’ll see you back here on Monday. Have a great weekend! xo, grace

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