Article published at: Aug 19, 2023 Article author: Shiraz Nasir
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Riggs Washington DC sheltered in a historic building once home to Riggs National Bank, known as the “Bank of Presidents”. No wonder you’ll notice various historical echoes here, for example, guest rooms and suites, each reminiscent of a private safety deposit box, or an all-occasion European brasserie-inspired café, in the lounge of which the custom flower case installation takes centerstage.

This awe-inspiring lush display of colorful paper flowers contains an improbably top-heavy arrangement of paper hydrangea, peonies, hibiscus, iris, tulip, orange blossom, dahlia, red berries branches, calendula and rose, collected in a wayward bouquet.
Following the traditions of Dutch and Flemish painters, we have combined flowers from different countries and even different continents in one composition and at one moment of blooming. And here they are, spot-lit and radiant, a profusion of intensely colored blooms and tangled stems, assembled closely together like whimsically fabulous specimens cultivated by a supernaturally gifted grower.