From my beginnings as a floral designer, I loved moss and Maiden Hair ferns, extraordinary flowers and a garden design style based upon the Madderlake philosophy of arranging flowers so that they looked as though they grew in their containers. They encouraged using found materials to enhance the true nature of fresh cut flowers. And when I first began working at Bow Street with my predecessor, Serge, it was his style and his love of exquisite flowers that made my job more than delightful.
These days, we glean inspiration from new designers who have taken garden/nature style arranging to a new level. Yesterday, myself and the young women who work with me went to a Master arranging class with Emily Thompson at the MFA in Boston.
I don't need to say much about her, but I encourage you to follow her link above for a visual treat.
This is her arrangement. She's a wonderful teacher, warm and enthusiastic. We had a wonderful, inspiring class with her. Thank you Emily.