This book was great! Big, colorful photos, not too much reading. You can whiz through it in an hour or two and learn a lot.
Carlos Mota has a simple, modern aesthetic. I like that he focuses on one or two flower varieties and one or two colors. He also uses all kinds of unexpected, colorful containers as part of his design.
The container above is actually a wastebasket!
Paint cans and peonies!
A paper bag with, of course, a glass container inside!
Love this series of “I love NY” mugs. The red carnations look modern with the green Pom poms. Very inexpensive!
Colorful tea canisters!
A salsa jar…
Fine china and English Roses.
This a watering can. Here, Carlos is using rosemary as greenery. Great idea for an aromatic arrangement!
Such simplicity and elegance!
Pink Roses and mint accents.
Babies breath as the main attraction. Can’t get more inexpensive than that. The book is called “Flowers, Chic and Cheap” and Carlos delivers on that promise!