I've known the hugely talented Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille Floral Design and Little Flower School for about twelve years now. We met when we were in college via a very close mutual friend, even though we didn’t go to school together. I visited with her a good handful of years ago when she was living in Oakland, working at a flower shop and tending a memorable backyard garden at home. I sung her praises when I worked at domino, roping her into the fun and crazy photo department with me. Nicolette starting styling flowers for domino shoots here and there and got herself a sweet studio space in Greenpoint (a studio space with which I promptly fell in love). We’re now across-the-garden studio mates and I constantly have the privilege of witnessing Nicolette’s artistry. Whether I’m stopping by to check out her favorite blossom of the month (currently Quince) or to hold a bouquet for her to photograph, I’m always inspired by the colorful creatures that sit within her robbin’s egg blue walls.
Now, with the release of Bringing Nature Home by Ngoc Minh Ngo, I couldn’t be any more proud of my lovely friend. Nicolette’s loose and romantic floral styling, Ngoc’s beautifully lit and composed images, and the perfectly lived-in prop styling of Amy Wilson are a true match for each other. With a great introduction by Deborah Needleman, double-page spreads that are sexy enough to call centerfolds, and an attitude that flowers should be a seasonally-changing part of one’s home, you too will cherish this book for years to come. I for one will be taking it to bed with me next week when I face my new blank slate apartment! There’s a ton of interior inspiration to be found within it’s pages.
See some of my work with Nicolette here.
Above images by Ngoc Minh Ngo