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a garden is not built in a day

a garden is not built in a day

i’m not someone who naturally gravitates towards using plants in my home. don’t get me wrong, i really love the idea but my inability to keep another living thing alive more than five minutes means i don’t often think to bring foliage into my decorating scheme.

but the art of using plants to transform you home has become a real ‘thing’ of late. there are so many gorgeous images doing the rounds on the internet at the moment, making use of indoor plants, succulents, driftwood and dried, preserved or artificial flowers in the home that it becomes impossible not to want to recreate a little oasis of greenery in your home. enter garden stylist satoshi kawamoto‘s new book; a delightful guide to decorating your living space with a wide variety of plants.

using his own house as a studio the japanese stylist guides you around each room in his home, presenting many different ways of styling for people who have limited space and who lack the expertise required to grow their own plants (- err, me!). the beautifully illustrated examples are captivating and showcase wonderfully inspiring ways to bring plants into every corner of your home, from small corner spaces to more elaborate wall displays. there is also a section dedicated to using plants in party settings, from a casual supper party to a more dynamic holiday get-together.

just you try and fight the urge to adorn a stepladder with a trillion little succulents after reading this…!

decorating with plants: the art of using plants to transform your home by satoshi kawamoto, published by jacqui small

p.s. i’ve had a lot of fun playing with my new nikon 3200 lately, and honing my photography skills at a jessops academy masterclass. if you’re interested in brushing up on your own dslr skills jessops are very kindly offering fabric of my life readers a £40 discount on their photography level 1 & 2 courses (uk wide). you can book your place for just £79 (usual price £119) by calling 0344 800 4444 and quoting WBWSEPT14 before 31 dec 2014.


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