Synopses & Reviews
New York's premier fashion industry florist, Michael George is known for his signature graphic, modern arrangements that are as popular in Manhattan hotels and storefronts as they are on the pages of Vogue and on the set of Good Morning America. In Simply Elegant Flowers, George shares his secrets for creating these beautiful arrangements as he guides you, season by season, through a year of flowers.
George's philosophy of living and creating with flowers is contagious, and soon you'll agree that fresh, seasonal arrangements can enhance your life every day, not just on special occasions. His compositions recreate flowers as they are in naturewhich, as he reminds us, is already perfect. Typically overlooked blooms, like carnations, take on a stunning new character when arranged en masse in a perfect dome, while more exotic stems, like dendrobium orchids, are at their most elegant when allowed to stand alone in a simple vase.
Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and photographs show you how to master George's techniques for building clean, contemporary floral compositions with his trademark architectural precision. Along the way, George shares helpful insights from a lifetime of working with flowers, and his recommendations of choice blooms for every season give you the confidence you need to begin creating your own unique arrangements, regardless of your budget. Beautiful photography brings the flowers to life on every page as he shows you how simple it is to apply these basic techniques to virtually any bloom. With Simply Elegant Flowers as your guide, you'll be arranging flowers like a professionaland displaying them like a celebrity.
This is more than a coffee table book on beautiful flower arrangements. Simply Elegant Flowers with Michael George combines the stunning photography of some of Michaels most popular arrangements along with step-by-step instructions that teach readers how to recreate his simple yet elegant style - right down to the signature twist of the stems. Structured unlike other flower arranging books, Simply Elegant Flowers walks the reader through a year of flowers versus arranging projects by color or simplicity. Taking an organic approach to flower arranging, the author teaches readers how to welcome flowers into their everyday life. Throughout the book, Michael shares his philosophy for living and creating with flowers.
This beautiful book combines the stunning photography of some of George's most popular flower arrangements along with step-by-step instructions that teach readers how to recreate his simple yet elegant style.