Flowers by Design

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Flowers by Design reflects the skills that have made Jeff Leatham famous in creative circles in New York, London and Paris.His flower designs are bold, utilizing the color and shape of both flower and stem. Sometimes he uses a large number of the same flower for dramatic effect. The simple, lush, colorful layout of the book displays Jeff's work in the homes of creative designers where he dramatically transforms the atmosphere and ambience of space with flowers. He has designed flowers for Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Clooney, Diana Krall, Robie Williams, Kate Moss and Cher. It's no surprise that Jeff has appeared on Martha Stewart's television show and in People magazine, The New York Times, Elle Décor, Newsweek, W and Spa to name just a few. Flowers by Design is the first book to bring Jeff's unique vision to the home.

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Jeff Leatham began working with flowers after three years of modeling. He is now Floral Director at the Four Seasons in Paris. His ideas are contemporary and original and always integral to the setting. Originally from Utah and Los Angeles, Jeff now splits his time between New York, London, Paris and Beverly Hills.



David Loftus is a leading photographer whose stunning images regularly appear in leading food and interiors magazines around the world. He's well known for his work with chefs including Jamie Oliver, Tamasin Day Lewis and Martha Stewart.

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"Flowers are the new element of interior design," Leatham declares in this enthusiastic, self-congratulatory decorating book. A former fashion model turned floral designer, Leatham does the flowers for the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, as well as for a star-studded roster of clients that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Emanuel Ungaro and Kate Moss. His novel techniques include displaying flowers out of water, bending long stems inside clear glass vases for dramatic effect and "drowning" blossoms in water so that their shapes and patterns are magnified. One of his favorite tricks is to take a tall vase and balance a clump of flowers near its opening so that the bunch appears ready to tip out of the container. His emphasis on "sculptural shapes" and "bold statements" will inspire readers to rethink the way they display flowers in their own homes, but most of his designs are not meant to last more than four or five hours, making them rather impractical for the average novice decorator.
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