Author(s): Sandra Kaminski
Using cut flowers and an imaginative range of accessories, well-known Auckland-based stylist Sandra Kaminski shows in Flowers at Home how to transform a room or setting to reflect the mood you want. It could be as simple as a few hand-picked blooms on the dinner table, a subtle arrangement of delicately tinted roses or an extravaganza of riotous colour - it's all about knowing how to present them to best effect. Whatever your preferred style, you will find endless inspiration in this glorious collection of opulent floral images based on the four seasons. Sandra's early career focused on fashion merchandising, but her discerning eye for colour, design and texture together with her talent for creating beautiful settings with everyday items established a loyal fan base during her nine years as a stylist with New Zealand House and Garden magazine. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines throughout Europe, UK, US and Australia and her first book, Living Life Beautifully published by Penguin Books in 2006, sold in both Australia and New Zealand. Examples of photographer Geoff Hedley's work can be seen in many magazines. He specialises in commercial and advertising work. Earlier this year his work featured in the Auckland Fringe Festival of Photography.
Educated in New Zealand and England, Sandra began her career in the world of fashion with a focus on marketing and merchandising. Often unable to find a stylist who 'got it', she would find herself creating the settings for brochures and sales materieal and it soon became obvious that she had a discerning eye for colour, design and texture.
Some time later Sandra was prompted by a friend to submit photos to a magazine and her career as a stylist was launched. Her talent for creating beautiful settings with everyday items quickly established her a loyal fan base during her many years at NZ House & Garden magazine.
Her work features in numerous publications throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, The United States and Australia and her first book, Living Life Beautifully published by Penguin in 2006, sold in both Australia and New Zealand.
Sandra lives in Auckland's Mt Eden with her husband Andrew and sonse Zachary and Alexander.