Flower Magazine

SEP-OCT 2018

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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Danish modernist architect to transform a typical ranch house into something more Frank Lloyd Wright– or Le Corbusier–esque. Growing up, I didn't appreciate her vision. I remember crying as I got off the school bus one afternoon because a classmate made fun of our "house with no roof." Why couldn't we have a normal roof ? And normal carpeting? We were among the first to have wall-to-wall Belgian coir. She called it chic, but we called it scratchy. She sounds like a lady before her time. A maverick! She and a few of her friends split from the Junior League and established the first Boca Raton Historical Society. 14 | S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 FRESH STYLE I meet LEFT: Pastel-colored walls and vibrant green accents offset the formality and masculinity of a collection of antique nautical paintings. ABOVE: Bullion fringe ups the ante on the tufted corner banquette. PREVIOUS PAGE: A pecky cypress–paneled dining room was designed around a set of early 19 th - century Dufour wallpaper panels depicting Captain Cook's voyages to the South Seas. BELOW: "My decorating aesthetic was vastly influenced by the simple times I spent in Nassau," says designer Amanda Lindroth. What did she teach you about design? My mother had an innate understanding of scale and, to me, that's the cornerstone for good design. Some interior designers use fabrics or colors as starting points, but I go straight to a room plan to create a design based on proportion. She also taught me the importance of staying true to your individual style. When I was 10, she let me decorate my bedroom on my own. I chose vintage white wicker furniture and bold Marimekko florals. That's a big job for a little girl! Was that the moment you knew you were destined to be an interior designer? If it was, it took me a while Fresh flowers or vases of fresh-cut leaves, which we use so often, are everything to a room. Rooms appear incomplete without them. –AMANDA LINDROTH

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