Images of Detroit’s abandoned homes and buildings convey a sad, quiet beauty that hints at the city’s forgotten abundance. Yet floral designer Lisa Waud is giving one condemned building a second chance at life. As her recent trial run of Flower House shows, abandoned structures are the perfect backdrop for fresh flora. Offering a scene evocative of a darkly romantic fairytale, the project’s preview confirms that Flower House will surely be this year’s floral highlight.

Source: Travel and Leisure
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Source: Playground Detroit
By decorating an abandoned storefront with about 4,000 stems, Waud and other florists recently raised funds and provided visitors with a sneak peek of Flower House. Tulips hung across a wall like tapestries and a spray of colorful blooms cascaded from an abandoned counter. Many of the flowers used in the preview were foraged locally, suggesting that beauty can naturally arise from dwindling, abandoned cities.
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Source: Huffington Post
In October 2015, florists from all over the country will converge to create the true Flower House at a condemned Detroit residence that’s been empty for years. Each florist will install American-grown flowers and living plants throughout the home’s 16 rooms. They estimate that between 60,000 and 100,000 flowers will be used to create the final project.
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