the other day i came across this magnificent picture of a huge arrangement of wild flowers in a big basket on top of a william kent style bench in an outdoor covered space. i immediately saved it and put on my mood board. after a little research i found out it was an image of peter copping’s, former creative director of oscar de la renta, retreat in normandy. 

here is a tour of the house recently in architectural digest. this got me thinking- don’t we all need a floral retreat? i think i do!

photographs by richard powers. 



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