'Florence Broadhurst' Coffee Table Book

Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives

'Florence Broadhurst' Coffee Table Book

Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives


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This deluxe edition of Helen O'Neill's award-winning book is a must-have for lovers of design. With stunning full-page prints of Florence Broadhurst's distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs, together with gorgeous photographs of interiors from around the world using her amazing patterns, this is a beautiful book you will want to treasure. Florence Broadhurst led an extraordinary and eccentric life. She was born in 1899 to a farming family in rural Queensland and by 25 she had toured across Asia with a part in a saucy vaudeville troop. After decades abroad, she returned to Australia at age 50, claiming to be an aristocratic English woman. She spent the ensuing years painting landscapes before moving on to portraits of the rich and famous. By 58 she was a darling of the social set. At 63 she declared Australia was afraid of colour and announced a new venture - a wallpaper business. Broadhurst created over 800 hugely popular designs that defined the swinging sixties. Her designs were extremely sought after throughout the world, with long waiting lists for her work. Her extraordinary life led to a tragic end. On 16 October, 1977, at the age of 78, Broadhurst was found murdered in her Paddington wallpaper showroom. Her murder remains unsolved.

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'Florence Broadhurst’ Coffee Table Book

Every woman is secretly an interior designer - at least in her own room. She wants to be the one to decide about the colours of the walls, the type of furniture, or the pictures or paintings displayed. So, for one who wishes to be an interior designer or just loves art and design, one of the best gifts for her is this Florence Broadhurst’ Coffee Table Book from Gifts Australia.
Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives

Helen O’Neill writes an award-winning book that’s considered a must-have for lovers of design. In a biography book like no other, O’Neill takes us to the extraordinary life (and death) of iconic designer Florence Broadhurst.
As gifts for her, this book is perfect for someone who loves art, design, beauty, and surprises. The book carries a strong story—it is about the incredible drama of a woman who lived her life like a spy, transforming her appearance, personal history, including her accent, her travels around the world, and her brutal and mysterious murder, which remains unsolved.
Gift for Her: Coffee Table Book Like No Other
Coffee table books are meant to be placed on a table where people welcome their guests. They are supposed to start conversations or to keep one company while waiting. This Florence Broadhurst is more than just a coffee table book.
Aside from stunning pages featuring the distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs of Florence, it contains an intriguing story of her life. This book is really something that every woman and lover of design will treasure. There are gorgeous photographs of interiors for around the world featuring Florence’s amazing patterns. For those who are new to Florence Broadhurst, they will get to discover that her career in wallpaper only started when she was 63. She declared then that Australia was afraid of colour and then announced a new venture, her wallpaper business. Florence created over 800 hugely popular wallpaper designs, which were extremely sought for throughout the world. Her designs defined the swinging sixties. Her prints have become pervasive throughout the world. They are not limited to wallpaper; they have been applied as well from walls and dresses to lampshades and matchboxes.
Find Gifts for Her at Gifts Australia
If you are looking for gifts for her, the place where you can find this coffee table book along with many other gift ideas at Gifts Australia. Gifts Australia is one of the country’s largest online gift stores that specialises in gifts for all ages and occasions. It is also a very experienced online store, with over 15 years of stocking great range of high quality gifts. Surely, you can easily find appropriate gifts for her at Gifts Australia, including this Florence Broadhurst Coffee Table Book.
Gifts Australia offers a wide range of deluxe wrapping and card options to make your gift extra special. We deliver to Australia wide at a flat rate of $10.95 but for gifts over $99, delivery is free. We also deliver across the globe. And wherever you are, you can also place an order with us through our website. Gifts Australia also caters to corporate customers.


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