Books for people who want to live in jungles but are caught up within walls

You'd rather be warmed up next to a plant than a glass wall. If you are described as a serious green thumb, all these books are for you.
Living and Styling with Plants
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Living and Styling with Plants

by Igor Josifovic,Judith de Graaff

About the book:  *Provides all your DIY ideas for styling and tips on how to plant *Inspiration for seasoned plant lovers as well as beginners, providing the total package on the topic of living with plantsLiving and Styling with Plants: Urban Jungle is a source of inspiration, ideas and a manual for all of those who want to bring more plants into their home.The book guides the reader through different "green" homes in five European countries and shows how beautiful, unique, creative and even artistic living with plants can be. More than that the reader finds endless ideas for styling from the bloggers of the "Urban Jungle Bloggers" community. To complete the topic of indoor plants the book offers easy help for taking care of the plants and DIY tips.

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It's the Little Things
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It's the Little Things

by Susanna Salk

About the book:  Featuring beautiful design vignettes and arrangements from today's top designers, Susanna Salk's It's the Little Things inspires us to be personal and artful with our decorating choices, creating spaces that reflect our personality. This jewel of a decorating book looks at the design details that make up a room's decor, the stylish little touches that can help any room transcend the ordinary. Whether through the luxurious trim and tassel of a bedroom curtain, the whimsy of a uniquely upholstered chair in the dining room, a loose but lush visual landscape on an entry hall table, or a deeply personal arrangement of treasures upon a dressing table, this book celebrates how chic design can be when expressed through personal details and provides a wealth of vignettes to inspire home owners and designers.Organized by type of design arrangement, from full rooms designed with attention to detail and entire walls depicting inspiring arrangements of art and objects, to more intimate still lifes arrayed on desktops, mantels, and bookshelves, It's the Little Things shows us how to display our beloved objects to create sophisticated interiors. With interiors by some of the world's top designers, such as Alessandra Branca, Bunny Williams, John Derian, and India Hicks, among others, and with Salk's encouraging design tips, It's the Little Things inspires us to slow down and pay attention to the details that can add richness and personality to any interior.

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Botanical Style
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Botanical Style

by Selina Lake

About the book:  The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, takes a look at the ingredients of the look—antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds, and houseplants—and draws upon these sources for fresh ideas to transform your home into a leafy haven. Moving on, Selina explores five different facets of the botanical look. Vintage Botanicals celebrates the gentle palette and delicate style of floral watercolors and pressed flowers, while Boho Botanicals has more of a free-spirited 1970s vibe, with jungly potted plants, flower garlands, and even a decorated teepee. The varied textures and contemporary appeal of Industrial Botanicals give it a modern edge, utilizing materials such as polished concrete, rusted metal, and laboratory glass and combining them with peeling paint and vintage science posters on the walls. Next, Natural Botanicals is based around antique botanical prints and museum specimen cases for a nostalgic feel while Tropical Botanicals features bold leafy prints, spiny cacti, and palm trees for a distinctly glamorous retro flavor. Throughout the book, Selina‘s imaginative ‘DIY Makes’ and insightful ‘Style Tips’ provide a wealth of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones, and ambience of Botanical Style in your own home.

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The Natural Eclectic
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The Natural Eclectic

by Heather Ross

About the book:  A lusciously photographed guide for nature-lovers, designers and flea-market foragers from acclaimed stylist Heather RossThe Natural Eclectic offers a glimpse into the inspiring world of West-Coast artist, photographer and stylist Heather Ross. Through her stunning images and philosophical musings on beauty, nature and design, Heather shows how to bring a nature-inspired aesthetic to life. With the same artist's touch she brings to her eclectic boutique, she shares professional tips on creating engaging displays and vignettes through the art of placement. Known for her serene color palette described as "where the sea meets the shore," Heather sheds light on the subtle use of color. Readers who want to style their own natural eclectic spaces can glean from Heather's creative approach to foraging for new, old and found treasures.

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Foraged Flora
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Foraged Flora

by Louesa Roebuck,Sarah Lonsdale

About the book:  A gorgeously photographed new take on flower arranging using local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements, with ideas and inspiration for the whole year. Roadside fennel, flowering fruit trees, garden roses, tiny violets; ingredients both common and unusual, humble and showy, Foraged Flora is a new vision for flowers and arranging. It encourages you to train your eye to the beauty that surrounds you, attune your senses to the seasonality and locality of flowers and plants, and to embrace the beauty in each stage of life, from first bud to withering seedpod. Organized by month, each chapter in this visually arresting and inspiring book focuses on large and small arrangements created from the flowers and plants available during that time period and in that place, all foraged or gleaned nearby. The authors reflect on surprising and beautiful pairings, the importance of scale, the scarcity or abundance of raw materials, and the environmental factors that contribute to that availability. Whether picking a small tendril of fragrant jasmine, collecting oversized branches of flowering quince, or making a garland of bay laurel, Foraged Flora is an invitation to seek out the beauty of the natural world. — New York Times Book Review: Garden Books — LA Times: Best Coffee Table Books Gift Guide — Amazon: Gift Pick - Design, Construct, Create — Glamour: Gift Pick

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The Plant Recipe Book
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The Plant Recipe Book

by Baylor Chapman

About the book:  Presents instructions for creating one hundred artful plant arrangements, with descriptions of specific plants, step-by-step illustrations, and additional information on the varieties of containers that can be used.

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Rhapsody in Green
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Rhapsody in Green

by Charlotte Mendelson

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In Bloom
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In Bloom

by Ngoc Minh Ngo

About the book:  Inspiring new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in everyday life. Like the author s exquisite first book, Bringing Nature Home, this much-awaited follow-up title presents stunning arrangements and ideas for interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers. Ngoc Minh Ngo has recorded the work of artists, designers, and tastemakers who demonstrate the many ways that flowers can enhance our homes and work spaces. Each chapter focuses on a unique way to incorporate floral designs into interiors, from flower arrangements made from foraged greenery to wall painting evoking Monet s water lilies to paper flowers that never lose their vibrancy. Renowned photographer Oberto Gili fills his house in Italy with treasures from his bountiful garden that inspire his work, and landscape designer Miranda Brooks puts to use her passion for all things botanical in the decoration of her beautiful Brooklyn home. With exceptional photography that captures the beauty of these flower-inspired homes and text that shares how these imaginative artists and designers achieved their botanical creations, this is an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners."

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The Flower Chef
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The Flower Chef

by Carly Cylinder

About the book:  THE FLOWER CHEF is a modern, comprehensive guide to floral design that caters to all readers--from beginners who have never worked with flowers before and are looking for a new creative outlet, to decorators, party planners and photographers looking to liven up their spaces. Even professionals will find ways to update their techniques! This book teaches you everything you need to know about flower arranging including tips on how to buy and care for flowers, how to cut and prepare them, and how to use floral foam, vases, and various other decorative elements in your arrangements. Filled with beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions on how to create over 80 different arrangements, this is the go-to guide to floral design that every flower lover will want to add to their collection.

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Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden
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Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

by Erin Benzakein,Julie Chai

About the book:  From Erin Benzakein, a leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm, Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round gives readers vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms to create showstopping arrangements. With irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms, tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates as well as step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic floral décor for every season, Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden informs and entices gardeners of all skill levels.

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Urban Flowers
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Urban Flowers

by Carolyn Dunster

About the book:  Creating colour and interest in a small urban garden by growing a range of flowers and other decorative plants brings with it many rewards. Carolyn Dunster shows you what to grow and how to use your own blooms, leaves and berries in a range of indoor displays and hand-tied bouquets. Locally-grown flowers in season is a significant and welcome trend in floristry, and just as eating a tasteless strawberry in December pricks our consciences, so too does purchasing a bouquet of tulips in September, however stunning they may be to look at. The most local, seasonal flowers, which are the most satisfying to give and to display, are the ones you have grown yourself. Carolyn Dunster shows you how to do this in the smallest of spaces.

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