I’m not a houseplant kind of girl and it’s the middle of January. The only chance I have at bloom color at home is cut flowers. Enter designer Suzanne Cummings. I ‘met’ Suzanne via Twitter and we’ve been chatting back and forth.
When I visited her website I was totally impressed by her incredible handcrafted flowers. Suzanne carries out each piece with a keen designer’s eye and ability to edit. Bouquets are hand held gardens.
If there is such a thing as artisnal flower arranging then this is it.
Arrangements are designed with the same attention to detail that I would put into a garden design. Color, texture, repetition, rhythm and scale…all elements of good design are all there.
If I lived in Chicago where she works I would be a regular customer at her store. In winter, since I always have a vase of flowers on my worktable, I would take one of the classes she offers at her studio/shop to learn how and to dream of the coming spring.
All photographs courtesy of Suzanne Cummings.