Welcome to Cathy Graham’s floral world. In her second book, the acclaimed artist, host, and gardener presents a new series of floral creations. With her uniquely whimsical style and artful touch, Graham creates a variety of colorful designs for the table, home, and party. Brilliant bouquets are paired with Graham’s own watercolor artwork, and easy-to-follow step-by-step guides to creating delightful table settings and floral designs will inspire readers in designing their own creations.
Graham creates a wide range of table settings, for occasions ranging from a simple lunch to a festive dinner party—each with myriad floral decorations. These colorful creations are accompanied by useful sidebars outlining her methods for arranging and selecting blooms—but also for making her singularly unique decor, including hand-painted pots and faux fruit trees.
Drawing from her art background, Graham also presents a variety of collages, which range from fanciful, layered companion pages to labeled graphic floral photos with informative takeaways on flower style, species, and arrangement. Taken together, these pages provide both a bevy of inspiration and accessible takeaways. Beginner floral arrangers and seasoned hosts alike will delight in her unconventional arrangements, expert tips, and informative guides, all sure to make any home more colorful.
Cathy B. Graham received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied fashion illustration at Parsons. A frequent host and passionate gardener, she delighted audiences with Second Bloom, her first book on floral design and entertaining. She regularly charms fans across the country with discussions and demonstrations of her unique creations. She lives in New York City and has a home on Nantucket.
For two decades, Clinton Smith has been regarded as one of the design industry’s authorities on matters of taste and style. A former Editor in Chief of Veranda, he has authored four books and currently serves as Editor at Large for New England Home and Style Editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. He lives in New York City.
Christopher Spitzmiller is an internationally celebrated ceramicist and tastemaker. He is author of the successful book A Year at Clove Brook Farm, chronicling life and entertaining at his property in Millbrook, New York.