flowers, design, inspirations

My Favorite Chintz

Back to the States for a second to pay homage to the glories of late Spring. I had the pleasure of playing with the flowers leftover from Lewis Miller’s most recent Master Class at FlowerSchool New York. He brought buckets and more buckets of the most sumptuous local peonies and garden spray roses. He mixed those with ninebark foliage and coleus against a rustic earthen-color ceramic vessel. I love the contrast of dark and light, rustic and refined. The result is pure Elegance. Pure Lewis.

An interesting note, I picked the title ‘Chintz’ because Lewis’s peonies and roses were so utterly lush that the composition in certain photos reminded me of Chintz fabric. With a little searching, I learned that Chintz, “was originally glazed calico textiles, initially specifically those imported from India, printed with designs featuring flowers and other patterns in different colours, typically on a light plain background.” (From Wikipedia). Italics mine, as I thought I was taking a little break from India, and here I find myself right back there without even trying. 😉

IMG_0298IMG_0299IMG_0300IMG_0301IMG_0302IMG_0303IMG_0304IMG_0305IMG_0307IMG_0308IMG_0309IMG_0310Flower Arrangement and Photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.

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