All dried out
Country Life UK|December 09, 2020
Already dead and lauded for being so, dried flowers are enjoying a stylish resurgence, discovers Hetty Lintell
Hetty Lintell

IT is not often that something becomes more beautiful when it’s dead, but dried flowers are an exception. Celebrated for their mortality, these aren’t so much blooms as skeletons, in a romantic sense. There is a new fashion for dried flowers around the home, but gone are the dusty and dowdy arrangements you might remember from old childhood drawing rooms. Fiona McLaughlin is doing it very differently indeed, as I discovered on visiting her shop, Fiona Fleur, on the aptly named Floral Street in Covent Garden, WC2. Here, she creates sculptural ensembles that are works of art.

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