"Garden centers and flower shops are two of my favorite places in the world—I feel calm the moment I walk in. The scent of the flowers, the greenery, the wholesome wooden tools, the exotic orchids... Throw an antique shop into the mix and I’m in decorating heaven." Willow Crossley
Learn how to make beautiful, nature-inspired, decorations, and arrangements with The Art of Living with Nature. Divided into five separate chapters: Woodland, Flora, Fauna, Edibles, and Beach, The Art of Living with Nature contains 50 innovative ideas to decorate your home, ranging from hellebores displayed in test tubes to wreaths made from hydrangeas. Filled with tips and useful techniques to make the most out of your blooms, there will be a project to suit every occasion—whether you need napkin rings made of sea urchins, a stunning display of spring narcissi planted in wooden wine boxes, or a stylish wall display of antlers and feathers. By combining her passions for the great outdoors and natural beauty, Willow provides instructions about how to make the most of your flower-shop purchases, beachcombing bounty, home-grown harvests, and hedgerow finds.
About the Author
Willow Crossley has a background in design. After a degree in fashion journalism at the London University of the Arts, she worked on magazines before moving to the south of France. From here she began her online business Willow Rose Boutique, selling her word art designs, fabric-covered books, and bespoke jewelry. Her first book, The Art of Handmade Living, was published by CICO Books in 2012. You can see more of her work on instagram and her website. She is based in Oxfordshire, UK.