A sneak peek at Michelle Mason‘s new book, Flower Market – botanical style at home

If you are mad about flowers and plants and want to make the most of them, this book is for you. It begins with two sections on inspiration – one by season and one by colour, and moves on to describe how to create a look using simple objects such as ceramics, glass and metal, as well as reclaimed objects. The book is packed with handy tips and practical information on choosing houseplants, plant care, flower arranging, drying flowers etc. and is an excellent resource for beginners as well as seasoned flora-istas.

Mason’s styling is practical and resourceful and her ability to integrate unusual objects with floral or plant displays is nothing short of inspirational. A cricket ball, a few old books, even an old chopping board can bring a display alive. She is also keen to pass on the message that you can make the most of what you already have with a bit of thought and lateral thinking.

Homes are as individual as the people who inhabit them, and it’s great to see so many examples of how one can enliven even the dullest of spaces. The book itself is beautifully designed and rich with images; it’s a book that will take pride of place rather than be hidden on a bookshelf, and readers will enjoy it and refer to it often.

Flower Market – botanical style at home is available from the 4th of April.

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57 Columbia Road, E2 7RG
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Images © and courtesy of Michelle Mason