Having fresh flowers in the house is an unbeatable treat. They bring life and character to a room, but how do you make sure they look their best and last more than a day or two? Modern flowers should reflect today's trend for simple, relaxed living and there is a knack to making them look beautifully casual rather than stiffly strangled by the vase. 101 Ways With Flowers is packed with stylish, creative and, above all, easy ideas for everything from combining different colour and flower shapes to making the best use of vases. The book is divided into 8 sections covering different styles - all are achievable with the minimum of materials and no special skills. Beautiful full colour photos accompany each idea and the laid-back style is the perfect match for modern interiors. And, if you think life's just too short to arrange flowers turn straight to the special section on quick and easy ideas that can all be achieved in under five minutes.
Julie Savill has over 17 years' experience writing on homestyle, furnishing and DIY. She has worked for a wide range of leading magazines including BBC Homes and Antiques and until July 2003 was Editor of BBC Good Homes, a magazine that makes modern home trends accessible and achievable. She is now concentrating on writing.