With more and more people (5.9 million-plus) working from home or retiring from the workforce (10,000 new baby boomers retiring every day) the quality of the home environment is becoming more important than ever. Jenny and Kylee know that adding living plants to the decor pays off in enjoyment, pride of place, and an increased sense of well being (not to mention lower blood pressure, higher creativity and cleaner air quality). House stagers and decorators know that well placed plants add value to a home. In Indoor Plant Decor, the authors show how to design with plants and containers to enhance one's personal style. The book is divided into 8 style categories, like “Peaceful Zen,” “Classic Elegance,” Modern Eclectic,” and “Vintage Vibe” - with photo collages of style elements, easy DIY projects, plant and container selection, and care tips for all environments and seasons. Full-color photos throughout.
|Publisher:||St. Lynn's Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jenny Peterson is a landscape designer and writer, specializing in xeriscaping and small urban spaces. Her design work has been featured in Horticulture and Cottages & Bungalows magazines. She is a member of the Garden Designers Roundtable and is a featured writer at Fifthroom Living, a lifestyle blog for home and garden. Her professional blog is J. Peterson Garden Design.
Kylee Baumle is a Master Gardener, author of the award-winning blog, Our Little Acre, and is a book reviewer for the blog, Gardening by the Book. She publishes regularly in Horticulture and Ohio Gardener magazines, and is the book review editor for Horticulture. Both authors are members of the Garden Writers of America.
Table of Contents
What's Your Style? xiii
Eight Décor Styles
Classic Elegance 1
Cheap Chic 15
Peaceful Zen 31
Vintage Vibe 47
World Beat 63
Traditional Mix 79
Modern Eclectic 93
Practical Matters: Care and Feeding of Your Plants 124
Photo and Design Credits 139
About the Authors 142
What People are Saying About This
Houseplants shouldn't just take up space - houseplants should help make the space in your home. For some of us, keeping living plants in the home has never gone out of style, but for others, using and caring for them has been a daunting idea.
Kylee Baumle and Jenny Peterson's passion for designing with indoor plants makes them the perfect guides to help us make new, fresh and stylish additions to every room. Indoor Plant Decor makes houseplants easy and hip again! The brilliance of this book is the clarity with which it is able to communicate their growing tips with full-color images that illustrate their creative plant decor ideas.
P. Allen Smith, award-winning gardening and lifestyle expert; television host of PBS's P. Allen Smith's Garden and P. Allen Smith's Garden Home. Author of the Clarkson Potter Garden Home book series, and Bringing the Garden Indoors.