About the author
Willow Crossley has a background in design. After a degree in fashion journalism at the London University of the Arts, she worked on magazines before moving to the south of France. From here she began her online business Willow Rose Boutique, selling her word art designs, fabric-covered books, and bespoke jewellery. This is her first book.
The author is based in Oxfordshire, UK.
In Inspire: The Art of Living with Nature, Willow combines these passions and shows how to use both flower-shop purchases, beachcombing bounty, home-grown harvests and hedgerow finds foraged on countryside walks to decorate your home. Divided into five chapters on Woodland, Flora, Fauna, Edibles, and Beach, here are more than 50 ideas ranging from hellebores displayed in test tubes to a wreath made from hydrangeas, spring narcissi planted in wooden wine boxes, a tabletop display incorporating gilded apples and pears, displays of pebbles, coral, and shells, sea urchins fashioned into napkin rings, hollowed-out red cabbages used as vases, a colorful posy of chilies, and a stylish wall display of antlers and feathers.