ISSUE 10  |  European Sensibilities

Accessories: Faux Flowers and Foliage

March 12, 2010 1:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

Newly launched this month at the stylish Atelier Abigail Ahern shop in London: a flower shop devoted entirely to faux flowers. "No prissy bouquets here—instead think lavish colors of blousy blooms that are provocative, spirited, and inspiring, along with an interesting array of vases." Ahern discovered the beautiful fakes on a trip to Paris, and aims "to diminish once and for all the bad rap they get." Best of all: fake blooms are eco-friendly and last forever. N.B. We’ve had success mixing in a few faux blooms from Pottery Barn or Permanent Botanicals with natural branches and flowers to enhance our own spaces.

 Above: Cherry Blossom Branch; $64 at Pottery Barn.


Above: Faux Olive Branches; $46.90 for a dozen 26-inch-long branches at Earth Flora.

Above (L to R): Peach Blossom; $20.50. Parrot Tulip; $13.80. Chocolate Cosmos; $12.80; all from Permanent Botanicals.