I was reading Chesapeake Home magazine, which is always inspiring with its fantastic colors and textures. They were highlighting Fleur coutoure - French floral designs. I completely fell in love with these intricate wrapping, the colors, and of course the lush textures.
Fleur couture. In addition to deriving inspiration from history and nature, French florists are influenced by haute couture fashion, which creates incredible excitement and innovation in their designs. In my strolls through the Parisian fashion district, I noted how the new trends – structured, architectural shapes, strong, primary colors, exquisite hand-detailing (ruffles, layers, pleats), etc. will provide rich inspiration for nouvelle bouquets this season. To create the fleur couture style, use fashion-forward colors in chic monochromatic combination, incorporate layers of textures (including a variety of natural materials), and add special flourishes and finishing touches (plaid ribbons, tweed wraps, jewel accents) fresh from the fashion runways.
These were done by the wildly talented Laura Dowling.