My intrigue with the hotel's blooms started with Oprah when she interviewed the hotel's artistic director Jeff Leatham about how he found his dream job. This was my first introduction to his awe-inspiring floral displays. I was instantly hooked.
At the hotel, guests are lured in by Leatham's display of hundreds of pale green hydrangeas and bamboo standing tall in green-tinted vases of varying heights. The bold and modern centerpiece seems to be right at home among the property's classic furnishings and decor.
Around every corner there is another imaginative vignette to discover. But, one glimpse of the hotel's courtyard reveals the show-stopper. Bejeweled purple orchids, with their roots exposed, hang still from tall metal stands.
The designer started his career at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Leatham also produced events and designed spaces for Versailles, the Shilla Seoul Hotel, and the MoMa New York's re-opening. He is the star of the TLC show Flowers UnCut and author of Flowers by Design: Jeff Leatham of the Four Seasons Hotel George V-Paris. For more on Leatham, go to his website. Or, visit his Facebook page for more photos of his work.