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Natalie Bowen Brookshire On Motherhood, Adoption, Love, & Light

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photographed by Vanessa Mona Hellmann

When one meets San Francisco-based floral designer Natalie Bowen Brookshire, the word “perfect” comes to mind. She hosts perfect parties (in her idyllic studio garden), creates perfect floral masterpieces (a little proof here and here), has a perfectly beautiful Instagram feed, and a picture-perfect home (seen in the slideshow below), occupied by an equally picture-perfect trio of herself, her husband Seth, and daughter, Friday, 1. But, as we all know, perfection is a myth. And Natalie’s road to her current life hasn’t been without tribulation and pain. Here, she shows us around her abode, whiling going deep on her lengthy journey to motherhood, which culminated in an emotional adoption just a year ago.

For more on Natalie, be sure to check out our touching video on her experience with adoption and fertility hardships.

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