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May 23, 2016
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Flower-Class

Flower class that is, at The Little Flower School in Brooklyn run by Nicolette Owen and Sarah Ryhanen. Both ladies separately run their own floral design businesses, but they come together from time to time to teach a small group of ten people.  Now, I could tell you what I learned, but then you wouldn't take the class, and we want Nicolette and Sarah to be around for a LONG time because their work is breathtaking.

In the style of a Dutch still life, fruits, flowers, branches, grasses, and petals ready to drop, they are voluptuous and sultry in a come hither type of way.  The combinations of material are what give  their arrangements that natural, just gathered from the  garden and the woods - kind of feeling.

After seeing some of  Nicolette's work in, Veranda magazine I decided to track her down to do the  flowers for a gala I was co-chairing for the  Bone Marrow Foundation last spring. Coincidentally, Kara Minogue, the Event Consultant hired to manage the event knew of Nicolette....synchronicity!  It was a beautiful event with her touch.

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Our class on Sunday was called THE BEST OF AUTUMN....and it was a perfect autumn day to boot.  For more information on the school, See little-flower-school.blogspot.com.

In addition to experimenting and making an arrangement, I came away with two flowers that will get added to my household MUST HAVES...

Pieter B...a caramel colored rose that has a faded cast to the outer petals, and Putumayo Carnation, a delicious butter cream frosting color, eggnog, whipped butter color...Heaven!

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As my new fabric collection for Fabricut has a carnation print in it, my discovery of this new pale variety was fortuitous.

The class was a great mix of New York women....magazine editors, fashion stylists, attorneys, real estate brokers, and an event planner.

Different professions, a common interest - flowers - a common goal --

To create beauty.

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C'EST INSPIRÊ
Design

The Charlotte Moss collection of fabrics and trims for Fabricut includes over 100 new items, including prints, wovens, and trimmings.  “Charlotte Moss is highly regarded in the industry as a powerful marketer and informed designer,” says David Finer, CEO of Fabricut.  Charlotte’s inspiration for the collection is drawn from antiques and vintage documents from her personal collection.  Other inspirations include architectural themes and, of course, her garden. Collaborating with the designers at Fabricut, direction and inspiration for the collection was found within her immense anthology of textile documents, items acquired during her travels and images she's captured behind her camera. Adding to her vision and attention to detail for this collection, each pattern name has its own story. Fabrics are named in honor of her muses – women travelers and explorers who pushed boundaries in many ways. Charlotte explains, "you knew what these women stood for, they had a mission, and as a result, left us legacies that inspire. They are like guiding lights."

Charlotte's second collection of fabrics and trims debuting in the 2015 features luscious wovens, fresh prints and stunning trimmings in three color stories - Canvas, Deep Coral and Watercolor.

“Bits of inspiration find you along your path or you find them. However the story goes, there was an attraction, an emotional reaction that caused the two of you to go home together. A tile, a turtle shell, a vintage scarf; a few of the things that inspired this collection...” -Charlotte Moss

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Charlotte Moss Books
The Nancy Lancaster Vase

Based on the three tiered balustraded vase in Nancy Lancaster’s writing room at Ditchley Park. A limited number are now available for purchase.

16″w x 10″d x 18″h. Includes the vase, glass tubes and two spare tubes.

$2,700.00 (includes S/H)

Buy a personalized signed book here:

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About Charlotte Moss
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Since opening her business in 1985, Charlotte has designed private residences and executive suites all over the United States and the Caribbean. In addition to designing interiors, Charlotte Moss’ career has included retail stores, celebrated for Charlotte’s unique blend of American, European and Classical influences.

Having launched her career on Wall Street, Charlotte has a keen sense for the shifting sands of change, amid all her decorating prowess. Widening her reach in recent years, Charlotte Moss, LLC now brings her signature Flair for Living to consumers worldwide with collections available under license. She has designed fabric and trim for Fabricut, carpeting, sisals and soon-to-be scenic mural wallpapers for Stark Carpet, and china for Pickard. Most recently, Charlotte has used her experience culled from twenty-five years of decorating couture homes to design a collection of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture. Charlotte’s collection of framed decorative art for Soicher-Marin, which launched at the High Point Market, is based in-part on her own photography.

Charlotte is a sought-after speaker, lecturing widely on all the arts of living. Recent lecture titles include:

  • “Where Ideas Come From”
  • “A Flair for Living”
  • “Having a Visual Life”
  • “Living Well: The Key to an Enduring Style”
  • “Age Defying Decorating”
  • “What Sparks Your Creativity?”
  • “Show Me the Content: Design Blogging Today”
  • “Design Muse: Great Women of Style”

She has written nine books to date. Her most recent title, Garden Inspirations was published by Rizzoli in April of 2015. In addition to writing books, she frequently contributes to The Wall Street Journal.

Charlotte’s work has been published in shelter magazines worldwide and she has received numerous awards, including The Timeless Design Award, given by the Royal Oak Foundation, Elle Décor’s VISION AWARD and Traditional Home magazine’s list of the worlds’ Top 20 interior designers. Last May, Charlotte was honored with the Circle of Excellence Award from the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) for the field of interior design.

Charlotte considers her most important work to be her community service and philanthropy. She serves on the Boards of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation, The Elsie de Wolfe Foundation and the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design, where she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Charlotte sits on the Acquisitions Committee at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. On May 16, 2013, Charlotte was honored by the Bone Marrow Foundation with the Brandon Tartikoff Award at the ‘Be A Lifeline’ benefit gala.

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