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Flowers for the home : a step-by-step color guide to design
Markos, Dana.
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San Diego, Calif. : Laurel Glen Pub., [2003]

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135 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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SB449 .M343 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Choosing and combining flowers for arrangements and bouquets takes a clever mind, a sensitive eye, and a patient hand. In "Flowers for the Home, floral design experts Dana Markos and Susanne Csongor begin by covering the essentials of flower care and selection, and move on toe examine seasonal variety, design concepts, necessary equipment, living color schemes, and scent palettes. Project plans for creating stunning centerpieces, bouquets, and table arrangements, each with a different combination of colors and textures, are offered. The 25 designs inspire interior landscapes and range from the vibrant and romantic, to the timeless and elegant, to the wild and natural.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The glorious world of color and flowersp. 2
The Story of a Secret Garden
Chapter 1 Color choicesp. 4
Thinking About the Setting
Complements and Contrasts
Determining Your Color Palette
The Language of Color
Chapter 2 The first stepsp. 12
Choosing Flowers
Ordering Flowers
Caring for Flowers
Chapter 3 The architecture of flower arrangingp. 16
The Mechanics: Preparing a Basket, Urn, and Vase
Beautiful Bows
Chapter 4 Dinner centerpiecesp. 26
Magical Candlelight
Tuscan Abundance
Cool Elegance
Spring Uprising
Zen Reflection
Chapter 5 Bridal bouquetsp. 46
Spring Bouquet
Summer Bouquet
Fall Bouquet
Winter Bouquet
Bridal Shower Luncheon
Chapter 6 Seasonal arrangementsp. 68
Romancing Spring
Fall Whispers
Winter Lights
Chapter 7 Holiday decorationsp. 84
Autumn Pleasure
Bread and Onion
Majestic Topiary & Resplendent Staircase
A Touch of Whimsy
Magnificent Mantle
Tulips in the Snow
Chapter 8 Luncheonsp. 112
By the Beautiful Sea
Gilding the Lily
Pots of Sunshine
Strawberry Festivals
Casual Elegance
Resourcesp. 132
Photography creditsp. 134
Acknowledgmentsp. 135