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52 • SPRING 1993 • STYLE
Lived coordination," says Ashley. "Individual
style and interpretation are far more impor-
tant than fashion."
Once considered taboo, the marriage of flo-
rals and stripes in the same room introduces
a welcome touch of masculinity, a trend es-
pecially welcome in the his-and-hers bedroom.
One splendid example: the Pretty Pansies en-
semble in Fieldcrest's At Home with Waver-
ly line. The design features a mix of delicate
yet vibrant pink-red-and-violet pansy clusters
and bright green ivy vines splashed on a bril-
liant white background. Providing a bold com-
plement is a hunter-green classic candy stripe
that any man could live with.
Likewise, florals are making the leap from
bedrooms and parlors into the corporate
world. Judy Mashburn, manager of interior
design for Laura Ashley, recently used florals
to soften a Manhattan ad agency's conference
room. "People are spending a lot of time in
meeting rooms and are paying more atten-
tion to comfort levels," she notes. "They re-
alize the rooms they are in could have a softer,
more comfortable feel, a more pleasing im-
age." Overall, Ms. Mashburn sees "a real
trend to bring the outdoors in. Green is every-
where you turn." And floral patterns are ap-
propriate in any room of the house, she adds.
"I've done the same floral schemes in bed-
rooms and baths that I've done in living rooms
and offices," she says. "If you like it, put it
where you want it." I 1
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Julie Bookman is an Atlanta-based free-lance writer.
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To save energy during warm-weather
months, use fans instead of air conditioners
to cool the house, plant trees on the south and
west sides of the house to provide shade, and
block sunlight with closed drapes and blinds.
If you use an air conditioner to cool the
house during the summer months, set the
thermostat at 78 degrees. Also turn off air con-
ditioners when you leave the house, and keep
heat-generating appliances, such as television
sets and lamps, away from the thermostat
Prepare a surface for paint by making sure
it's solid, clean and dry. Sand dirty or weath-
ered bare wood, and scrape off loose or peel-