Flower Style: The FTD Guide to Flowers in Your Home

Flower Style: The FTD Guide to Flowers in Your Home

by Pat Ross
     
 

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FTD, the largest floral company in the world, combines the essentials of floral design and care with the basic elements of interior design to offer all flower lovers (and that's everyone) the knowledge, inspiration, and confidence to live with flowers.

In Flower Style , home design and lifestyle author Pat Ross presents the fundamentals of choosing

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FTD, the largest floral company in the world, combines the essentials of floral design and care with the basic elements of interior design to offer all flower lovers (and that's everyone) the knowledge, inspiration, and confidence to live with flowers.

In Flower Style , home design and lifestyle author Pat Ross presents the fundamentals of choosing, arranging, and extending the life of flowers in your home in a beautifully readable and informative format. Whether you buy your flowers from a florist or a grocery store or pick them in your yard, you can learn how and where to place them for every season, occasion, and room of your house. Now, and for years to come, Flower Style is the only book you'll ever need.

Pat Ross has worked in the publishing industry, launched her own retail business, and written 15 children's books and 30 adult titles, most notably on home design, gardening, and entertaining. She lives in New York City and Virginia.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
While overshadowed by the above presidential floridity, this guide in the name of the perennial nationwide retailer may have nearly the same brand recognition factor, if not the indirect endorsements. A bit too in thrall to Martha Stewart's aesthetic of handsome domestic backgrounds with objects perfectly centered in medium ground, this attractive and straightforward book will nevertheless help beginners distinguish an amaryllis from a zinnia. Ross has authored 15 children's books and 30 adult titles and seems to know what works, explanation-wise. Three sections cover the basics of choosing, arranging and placing flowers; the tone of the book is serious but not without moments of levity: "For too many years, flower arrangements and ladies' hairdos had one thing in common: both were forced into stiff shapes." An explanation of the significance of different flowers may invigorate their once well-known language: choosing among bouquet of thornless roses ("love at first sight"), pink carnations ("I'll never forget you") and primrose ("I can't live without you") can be a question of semantics. With more than 175 color photos and a clear command of current styles, this book should appeal to those seeking a guide for every detail, from choosing scissors and cleaning stems to bathroom arrangements and growing bamboo. Author tour. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584792277
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.87(d)

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