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Give a room a bit of exotic beauty by prominently displaying a plant – live or faux.

I am so greedy for green by the time spring rolls around that I can’t just enjoy nature outside my window – have to fill my home with plants, too. I can’t get over what a difference it makes when you add a splash of green to a few key spots. It lifts my spirits and freshens my decor. Here are five quick tips for working plants into your home.

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Ms. Salk is also the author of “Rooms for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play” and “Weekend Retreats.” She is a contributing editor for 1stdibs.com and iVillage.com. She also regularly produces decorating segments for NBC’s “Today Show,” according to her Web site.

According to the Web site, she grew up in Essex, Mass., and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Vassar College. She then moved to New York, where she helped launch Elle Décor as its interior design manager, and later became a contributing editor.

In 2003, she joined House and Garden Magazine, where she was special projects editor until its closing.

“I wanted to stay in the world of design. I love it, I love the people in it, but I wanted to do it on my own,” she said.

Ms. Salk said she thinks social media gives more people a voice and, because of that, she has been able to go out on her own.

Putting this book together included re­­searching all of the designers’ portfolios. Once she had established the chapter categories, decisions had to be made about what would go into each of those categories.

“When you see a great room, you can put it into any of those chapters,” said Ms. Salk.

The chapters include color, mix, arrangement, balance, whim­sy, accessorizing and rule-bre…………… continues on Interior Bliss in New Design Books From Litchifeld County – Litchfield County Times

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