French Blooms: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Paris and Beyond


This first book by Sandra Sigman, award-winning floral designer and owner of Les Fleurs, presents arranging flowers in the French style—bouquets that are chic and romantic.

As Sandra Sigman learned while living in Paris in her twenties, the French consider each floral arrangement a unique work of art filled with passion, movement, texture, and surprise. In French Blooms, Sigman shares the distinct design principles she learned from her favorite Parisian florist, and offers tutorials, with images and instructions for creating French-inspired arrangements for different areas of the home.

Projects include a mantle display in ironstone gravy boats, compote-style dining room arrangements, powder room posies and beribboned hand-tied bouquets. With chapters on choosing the right containers, and flower care and tools, along with lush photographs, many taken in Paris, Normandy and Provence, this book is both inspirational and practical. It’s also a love letter to France—from Parisian sophistication to the simple grace of provincial life.

Details:  8.35"W x 1.65"D x 10.27"H. 192 pages.

About the Author 
Sandra Sigman is the daughter of a floral designer. She grew up amongst flowers, listening and learning their language and learned the tricks of the trade while tagging alongside her mom as she purchased and designed florals for her weekly flower orders. What started as a childhood hobby blossomed into a full-blown obsession when she moved to France in her early 20s working as a professional ice skater. Sigman immediately fell in love with Paris: the flower shops bursting at the seams with fresh blooms, the smell of fresh croissants, and the architectural beauty of the ever busy streets. After moving back to the U.S., she brought a piece of Paris home and founded Les Fleurs. Over thirty years later, her modest French flower shop has blossomed into a thriving floral, home and garden concept store with curated antiques, botanicals and French products.