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An extraordinary visual tour through Elton John's town and country homes, this book celebrates the pop superstar's passion for fresh flowers and striking floral arrangements. In the text that accompanies the 120 striking color photographs, Elton talks about his love of flowers, his taste in flower arrangements, and how he uses flowers both as a means of personal expression and as a key element in his home's decor. Full color.
Home is where Elton John indulges his lifelong passion for flowers. The vibrant gardens at his country home in Windsor, near London -- designed by Rosemary Verey and Sir Roy Strong -- are symphonies of buds and blossoms. But it is inside that Elton's flower fantasies truly bloom. Each week he commissions a stunning new array of lavish floral arrangements for his residences -- arrangements that are created on an unlimited budget and designed with boundless creativity and verve.Elton John: Flower Fantasies chronicles a year of spectacular floral arrangements in Elton's country home and London residence, highlighting the changing palette of colors that each season brings. In the text by Caroline Cass that accompanies the 120 striking color photographs, Elton talks about his love of flowers, his taste in flower arrangements, and how he uses flowers both as a means of personal expression and as a key element in his home's decor.From the living room and bedroom to special rooms such as the orangerie and the chapel, we see how Elton's magnificent flower arrangements create a mood and complement his paintings, objets d'art, pianos, and other furnishings. Along the way, we observe Elton relaxing amid the flowers and catch glimpses of his personal possessions -- hats, clothes, shoes, jewelry, and photographs. Here is the perfect gift for Elton John's many fans -- and anyone who loves to decorate with fresh flowers.