Blooming Rooms, Decorating with Flowers and Floral Motifs

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The authors show readers how to bring living things into any room in the house, revealing the fine art of integrating flowers into living spaces, covering color, style, furniture, fixtures, and trim, among other important design features.

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Meera Lester is an internationally published writer based in San Jose, California. Her most recent book, written with Marsha Janda-Rosenberg, is Adventures in Mosaics: Creating Pique Assiette Mosaics from Broken China, Glass, Pottery, and Found Objects. An oil painter and avid gardener, she loves growing beautiful flowers to paint and to use in decorating her home.

A. Bronwyn Llewellyn is a veteran writer, scholar, and exhibit developer whose prestigious credits include the Smithsonian, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Harry S. Truman Library, the Oregon Historical Society, and The Tech Museum of Innovation. She holds a bachelor's in English from William Jewell College and a master's in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in New York. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Blossoms-live or silk, printed or painted can freshen any room, write authors Llewellyn and Lester in this handsomely illustrated guide to home decorating. The authors, both accomplished gardeners, go room by room, giving ideas on color, patterns and function to fit different spaces and tastes. For "Blooming Kitchens," for example, they suggest bright, vital shades versus the subdued, calming tones they recommend for bedrooms. They sweep through a wide variety of decorating styles, showing how to incorporate flower motifs into the spare modernist apartments and provincial cottages. Readers may take inspiration from the anecdotal "Flowers Through History" sections in each chapter, which detail the bloom s importance in ancient cultures, like the Egyptian and Celtic, or periods, like Rococo and Art Nouveau. Lists of useful resources for decorating, as well as simple instructions on découpage, pressing fresh flowers and printing fabrics, round out this vibrant volume. Color photographs throughout.
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