Quick, easy to make, sophisticated, and elegant: these 40 silk flower arrangements are well suited to today's busy home decorator. The basics of designing that are illustrated and presented here will soon have the arranger making creative leaps in styling. Put the new, more life-like than ever, silk flowers in treasured tiny vases, go "simply exotic" with Chinese-red blossoms and a single bold leaf, or make an everlasting, never fading bride's bouquet. Show off a bucket of tall blossoms, artfully arranged to look as if you've just carried them in from the garden; the version shown here has blue and white delphiniums, lupine, and bells of Ireland in a silver container, but you can select your personal favorites. Hang a unique sylvan wall sconce: with its leafy greenery, ferns, and berries, and a grapevine nest hidden amid the flowers, it captures the beauty of a wild meadow. Plus: Designer tips and project variations expand the decorating possibilities.