Celebrate the lushness of the seasons with live evergreens.
In this beautiful and inspirational book, designer Robert Waite gives a breath of fresh air to designing for the holidays. Fresh flowers, fruit, and live greenery are combined to create beautiful wreaths, swags, garlands, centerpieces, and more.
Waite uses nature as his inspiration and doesn't overthink his designs or follow a set of prescribed rules. Instead he follows his instincts and lets the season, natural surroundings, and the locally grown greenery itself dictate the style of his pieces. A romantic at heart, he uses texture, color, and shape to inform his work, and draws inspiration from the space he is adorning.
Crisp fresh apples and sheaths of wheat dress up an autumn wreath while a porcelain antique swan holds satin balls and juniper berries that invoke a Dickensian Christmas feel. From antique ornaments to elaborate ribbons, from pomegranates and artichokes to fresh roses and berries, these beautiful, unusual arrangements will inspire and impress. Overflowing with lush photography and accompanied by text to give tips for incorporating these decorating ideas in your own home, Decorating with Evergreens is a book you will cherish year after year.