Thousands of Flowers Turn This Abandoned House Into a Fairy-Tale Work of Art
When most of us dream of making over an old home, it involves contractors, decorators, and a few slabs of Carrera marble; for Detroit florist Lisa Waud, however, a few thousand flowers — think forsythia, crocus, lilac, and daffodils — are enough to transform even the most dilapidated home into a magical work of art.
Keep reading to take in all the details of the home's magical makeover and learn why Lisa does it.
Lisa most recently spent a week flexing her creative muscles inside this derelict Detroit home.
Before she could begin the flower installation, she had to clean out the piles of debris that littered the floor.
Lisa mixes up the flowers she uses, incorporating a mix of everything from azaleas to hyacinth.
This particular home served as a practice run for her upcoming October Flower House exhibition, in which florists from around the country will fill a 16-room abandoned home with natural installations.
The money will go to putting on the one-weekend exhibition and then to responsibly tearing down the abandoned house and converting the land into a flower farm from where she will run her floral design business, Pot & Box.
Vibrant tulips hang artfully, juxtaposed against the decaying walls inside the home.
A skilled hand works over an array of flowers waiting to be installed.
This wall of tulips and floral tree look straight out of a storybook.
Even the house's molding is decorated with greenery and blossoms.
A decrepit doorway is dripping with lively flowers.
Purple and blue hues light up this window.
Greenery is hand-woven through chicken wire around a support beam.
Flora and fauna hang from the ceiling, drape from the walls, and spread across the floorboards with a darkly romantic flair.