05 August, 2015:Â Fresh flowers are an occasional treat for many of us. The personal touches you add to your home make it uniquely yours. Whatever your style, flowers and plants are the perfect way to add beauty and warmth, and create a space that reflects your personality. Jeff Leatham, renowned as a floral designer shares some of the floral perfection tips on home decor.
Jeff Leatham has won numerous awards for his floral designs in Paris hotels the Four Seasons and George V. He has also published two books on flowers and styled the homes events of his high profile client list that includes the Kardashian family, Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Cher, and the Clintons.
Here he gives his advice for best displaying flowers in your home.
Start with a strong base
â€œThe vase is the most important aspect of the floral design. I look at it like fashion design â€” when youâ€™re dressing the body you start with the body then you put the clothing on it, in floral design you pick the vase then dress the vase. Thatâ€™s why I created my own vase collection with Waterford crystal, the fleuorologyÂ collection.”
Keep it simple
â€œChoose simple, monochromatic flowers. I call it the ‘three rule’ you should never use more than three types of flowers and never use more than three types of monochromatic colors together. If you stick with the ‘three rule’ itâ€™s the easiest way to go to keep things chic.”
How many vases should I have in my arsenal?
“The vases that I use every day are cylinder vases, like tubes, square cube glass vases and fish bowl or bubble bowl vases. They are the three most important types of vases that everyone should have in there vase collection at home. They are simple vases that make statements and you can group them together in ways that really make it pleasing to the eye.”
Bring the beautiful and elegant look of flowersÂ into yourÂ spaces with these simple and stunning tips from the florist.