Flower Magazine

JAN-FEB 2019

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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Fresh Style DESIGN I GARDEN I ARRANGE Whether surrounded by sandy beaches or snowcapped mountains, Paige Sumblin Schnell's interiors paint the perfect picture of those who retreat to them The Escape Artist By MARGARET ZAINEY ROUX Photography by JEAN ALLSOPP Flower: You grew up in a tiny Alabama town—your father was a farmer and your mother, a teacher. What exposure did you have to the design world? Paige Sumblin Schnell: My mother subscribed to numerous shelter magazines. When she was done looking through them, she'd give them to me, and I'd read them cover to cover. I was fascinated by all the different colors and patterns, but I was absolutely obsessed with the floor plans that were offered in the back of every issue. I would trace them and add onto them or cut them out and move rooms around. I'd also comb through the pages and cut out photos of furniture, lamps, and other pieces that I loved. So instead of making paper dolls, you made paper houses. Exactly! My mother was a pioneer DIY-er and firmly believed in making things rather than buying them. When the Barbie Dream House came out, she encouraged me to make my own. I used my magazine floor plan like a blueprint and built it from a In a bedroom at Florida's Watersound Beach, turquoise trim frames the sea and sky views while burnt-orange bedding and accents evoke the warmth of the blazing sun. BELOW: Paige Sumblin Schnell J A N U A R Y/ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 | 25

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