The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 28, 1998 · Page 57
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14 • HOMES • SPRING 1998 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE SALINA JOURNAL How To Match Flowers To Your Home's Personality North American Precis Syndicate E the 1990s, the American home as taken its place in the nation- spotlight. Baby boomers, empty nesters, cocooning couples and telecommuters are spending more time and money creating a comfortable home environment that makes a personal statement. "Just as people have their own personalities, so do their homes," says Denise Lee, floral and trend consultant for the Society of American Florists (SAP). "Open up any home magazine," Lee explains, "and you'll see how professionals create a personality for a room and bring it to life with special touches like flowers." According to Lee, most homes fall into five popular styles. The guide below shows how flowers can complement and enhance these styles. •Classic Traditional: Classic furnishings, antiques and elegant fabrics call for a mixture of flowers such as roses, gladiola, iris, carnations, lilies or snapdragons in crystal, brass, silver or porcelain containers. • Casual Easy Living: For this "stress-busting" decor of natural woods with neutral linen and cotton fabrics, try Local Realtor Achieves National Recognition Mary Kindelsparger, Associate Broker, with Coldwell Banker Antrim-Piper, Wenger, Realtors, Inc. has been awarded the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in buyer agency service, demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue his or her education in the field of buyer representation, and has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional service to real estate buyers. The requirements for this coveted designation include a comprehensive course in buyer representation, a written examination on legal and practical aspects of client representation and documentation of practical experience in the field of buyer representative. Mary Kindlesparger Associate Broker s£L ^ S IP ini j (0) Y lt " ie Beauty off Yesteryear with the Craftsmanship off Today; . Olson's of Marquette, Inc S a basket of flowering and green plants (like cyclamen, kalanchoe, pothos and ivy) or flowers (such as sunflowers, daisies, hydrangea, delphinium and tulips) casually arranged in a clear glass vase. •Modern Contemporary: A sleek and chic interior with clean lines and smooth surfaces is the perfect setting for bold and exotic flowers like anthuri- ums, heliconia, callas or orchids in frosted glass, decorative pottery and metallic containers. •Victorian: Fragrant roses, peonies, lavender, gardenias and freesia in crystal or silver containers are right at home amidst the velvet, satin and lace textures that are hallmarks of the Victorian aesthetic. •American Country: Displaying a motif of quilts, galvanized metal bowls and wooden crates, blooming plants in woven baskets or simple vases of mixed spring flowers (like yarrow, wild roses, scabiosa and heather) complement this homespun decor. If you want additional advice to go to those who know flowers best. Talk to your florist. Together, you already have all you need to brighten your home: your own personal style and their knowledge of how to express it in flowers. What Does Your Home Decor Say About You? &-S&3&afg:-j"ffM-raS^^^^ ¥ j V«r> <. I Everyone knows a person s home says a lot about its owner, so here s how to make We.your home decor reflects that you're up with the times. f According to the DuPont 1998 Interior Color and Design forecast, these are some!! |of the colors that will figure prominently in upholstery, window treatments, wall cov-f Brings and other interior surfaces over the coming months and years: \ White is being replaced by tinted neutrals. i • Orange and pink are making a comeback in more livable shades such as peach, f rose, pumpkin and coral. I • Golden colors are beginning to be seen, especially as highlights in patterned i materials. j • Blues, a perennial favorite, are now popular in brighter shades and hues tinged j with red. I • Red and yellow are both influential colors that are being employed to enliven j other colors—greens tinted with yellow are very popular, and lighter browns and; orange also are being used to temper red. j 766-887-8123 / 1-800-627-912

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