Table Flowers contains an array of stunning new designs for your special event, each displaying Paula Pryke’ s customary floral artistry and cutting-edge skills. Across Table Flowers’ twenty step-by-step projects, Paula provides enormous creative scope with an impressive selection of floral ideas tailor-made for every aspect of the table: from sophisticated centrepieces to individual place settings at the dinner table; and from innovative chair backs and miniature topiary trees made with fruit and flowers, to hanging garlands from overhead lighting. With versatility always in mind, Paula then demonstrates how these beautiful ideas can be adapted to suit a host of special occasions, from the highly intimate to the grand in scale. Effective floral design means ensuring that the material, the design and the location are harmonious – and never more so when the design is intended for table displays. Table Flowers offers an array of exquisite design ideas, approaching each one from the basics. Paula shows how the most popular high street flowers can be augmented with flowers and foliage from the garden to create beautiful displays, and how by thinking seasonally you can use plant material when it is at its least expensive and most plentiful. Whether you want projects you can create yourself, or ideas for a grand celebration, Paula Pryke’ Table Flowers gives you all the inspiration and practical advice you need to make a dramatic floral statement that will set the seal on any party.
In 1998, Paula Pryke had a dream of opening a little flower shop in Islington, London. From these humble beginnings she changed the face of British floristry and has become of one London's top florists. Paula published her first book in 1993 and has now published 18 flower books, which have been translated into as many languages. Initially Paula's style was embraced in Japan and America but more recently she has been working and influencing floral design in Korea, China, India and South America, establishing her reputation globally. Recently awarded an OBE for her services to floral design, Paula Pryke is one of the most famous and respected florists in the world. www.paulapryke.com