Uhhh, yeah, this works. I love discovering super creative people and this Madame does not disappoint! Not only is Claire Basler a phenomenal floral artist but she is also a closeted interior decorator and florist. She has converted an old dilapidated former schoolhouse on the outskirts of Paris into a magical interior design feast! The flowers, the colors, the house… Oh my! The dogs, the cat, the paintings… Oh my! The staircase, the murals, the fireplace… Oh my!
Mme. Basler studied at the famed Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Her work is inspired by French 18th-century paintings, Watteau in particular. According to The Telegraph, “In her garden, she witnesses nature’s fight for life against the wind, the rain, and the sun. This is what Claire Basler portrays in her paintings: the strength and the frailty of a flower, the reassuring nature of a tree, the metamorphosis of a simple poppy."
I have heard that Mme. Basler also owns a château somewhere in France. I will try to get to the bottom of that and report back to you. I’ll just call her, right? Would that be considered investigative journalism or interior design stalking? Who cares. A tout!