Terence Conran's Plants at Home - By Susan Conder
This 1986 hardcover Plants at Home book by Terence Conran and Susan Conder offers imaginative ways to display plants in the home and is filled with amazing photographs of homes from the 80's. This would make a great coffee table book or gift for that plant-lover in your life
From inside the cover:
"Plants and flowers can totally change the atmosphere of any room, and there is no need to be an experienced indoor gardener to use them imaginatively.
Plants at Home shows how plants can be used as an integral part of a decorative scheme - to add a focal point, to highlight or play down other elements. It shows, too, how plants can act as space dividers and provide camouflage. The authors offer a wealth of ideas which move right away from traditional formality and rigid rules towards using plants and flowers casually, in massed clusters or with striking simplicity.
A curtain of passion flower tendrils can act as a subtle room divider, and a group of indoor 'trees' can create a private area to relax in. Orchids will glamorise a dull entrance hall and a line of ivies in identical containers can cheer up a dreary fireplace. There are also suggestions for using garden plants - from outdoors or the local garden centre - as witty and imaginative alternatives to house plants.
While the emphasis of the book is on displaying house plants and flowers to best effect, Plants at Home also gives straightforward advice on growing conditions, maintenance and containers of all kinds, and provides the basic information required to keep you and your plants happy."
24 cm L x 25 cm W x 1.5 cm D
This book is in great, vintage condition. It does have some fading on the spine of the dust cover, wear on corners and a hand-written gift note on the inside page.
Due to the age and pre-loved nature of vintage items, there will be obvious signs of use and sometimes imperfections, this adds to the character and charm of the item and is not considered damage.