Bring the Outdoors in: Garden Projects for Decorating and Styling Your Home

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Chronicle Books, 2013 - Gardening - 175 pages
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Nothing enlivens a room like a touch of nature. Taking the terrarium trend to the next level, this stunning guide will inspire crafters, garden lovers, and décor fans to turn flowers, leaves, and branches into striking, organic décor. Acclaimed designer and stylist Shane Powers presents 20 simple yet arresting projects for bringing natural tranquility to any space. Suited for garden enthusiasts and black thumbs alike, the projects use a range of live and dried plant materials to create colorful dried floral garlands, eye-catching willow wreaths, intriguing water gardens, and timeless succulent landscapes. With step-by-step instructions, styling and container ideas, helpful resources, and gorgeous photography, Bring the Outdoors In offers countless ways to welcome the natural world into any space.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
GETTING STARTED
10
PROJECTS
26
NO 1 KNOTTED ROPE PLANTER
29
NO 2 GILDED BONSAI VITRINE
35
NO 3 FLOWERING BRANCH WALL SCONCE
41
NO 4 TILLANDSIA GARLAND
47
NO 5 MUSHROOM SPORE PRINTS
53
NO 13 GEOMETRIC BOTANICAL SCULPTURE
105
NO 14 WOODLAND WORLD
111
NO 15 BRAIDED WILLOW WREATH
117
NO 16 IKEBANA INSPIRATION IN COLOR
123
NO 17 SUCCULENT LANDSCAPE
129
NO 18 FLOATING PRESSED BOTANICALS
135
NO 19 INDOOR WATER GARDEN
141
NO 20 DRIED FLORAL GARLAND
147

NO 6 BABYS TEARS CENTERPIECE
59
NO 7 MOUNTED FUNGI SPECIMEN DISPLAY
65
NO 8 SUCCULENT STONE GARDEN
71
NO 9 GYPSOPHILA SPHERE
79
NO 10 FERN MOUND
85
CUT VINE TABLEAU
91
NO 11 CRYSTALENCRUSTED PLANTER
93
NO 12 TILLANDSIA PEDESTALS
99
SINGLE STEM ARRANGEMENT
153
NO 21 DECONSTRUCTED TOPIARY TRELLIS
155
NO 22 FLOWER POCKET
161
SOURCES
168
INDEX
173
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
176
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Shane Powers is a Brooklyn-based stylist and designer who has worked as an editor at Martha Stewart Living.

Jennifer Cegielski is a freelance lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Martha Stewart Living, Lucky, and InStyle Weddings. She lives in New York.

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