Rooms in Bloom: Contemporay Florals for the Home

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Watson-Guptill Pub., 2005 - Architecture - 160 pages
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Suddenly the whole world seems to be in bloom! Floral furnishings and fabrics are in all the stores.Rooms in Bloomcelebrates this trend, with unusual, creative, and fresh ways to use florals in the home. This photo-rich book moves beyond the obvious fabric choices, showing how to introduce flower motifs into every room through alternative methods such as photomurals, light projections, lighting, ceramics and flooring, and through more traditional methods like soft furnishings, wallpaper, and paint/stenciling. Much more than just a picture book, Rooms in Bloom features ideas for hands-on home decorating projects, complete with step-by-step instructions. The pages are also packed with tips and helpful hints to guide amateur decorators in adapting floral ideas (stylishly but inexpensively) into their own home. In addition,Rooms in Bloomis peppered with quotes from famous ladies about their favorite flowers and includes features on designers who have made the floral styles their own.

• For anyone interested in home decorating or home crafts including sewing, painting, and upholstering

• Covers many different styles and ways to use florals in decorating

• Major current trend toward fresh use of florals

• Dozens of ideas for hands-on home decorating projects

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Floral motifs in decoration have been popular in decorating for hundreds of years, but the uncluttered modern design style seems to have made them pass├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Ż. Whately (Contemporary Eastern ... Read full review

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Alice Whatelyis a freelance journalist and travel writer. A former decor editor atElle, she is the author of three other decorating books:Contemporary Eastern, Modern Wallpaper & Wallcoverings,andPeaceful Spaces. Her weekly travel column on hip hotels has just been made into a book. She is a frequent contributor to many magazines.Alice Whatelylives in London.

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