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An arrangement of hydrangeas, orion thistle, lamb's ear and allium in the living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and Guido Auen's Easthampton office. (May 22, 2013)

Floral arrangements for the indoors

Floral arrangements shouldn't be limited to the backyard. Bringing fresh cut flowers indoors freshens the air and transforms a home into a warm-weather paradise.

Kitchen bouquets -- such as mixed tulips --
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Kitchen bouquets -- such as mixed tulips -- should look fresh, organic and natural -- just like the kitchen itself, says Jamie Charlton, owner of Artistry in Flowers in East Hills and the designer of the bouquets used in this Dix Hills kitchen. (April 28, 2013)

Jamie Silver's kitchen table sports a vibrant bouquet
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Jamie Silver's kitchen table sports a vibrant bouquet of green viburnum, Dutch parrot tulips, seasonal dogwood branches and assorted ferns. (April 28, 2013)

To keep costs down, Jamie Charlton, owner of
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To keep costs down, Jamie Charlton, owner of Artistry in Flowers in East Hills, put daffodils in Champagne flutes in Jamie Silver's Dix Hills home. (April 28, 2013)

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To bring her fresh, organic theme to the
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To bring her fresh, organic theme to the extreme, designer Jamie Charlton created a box of herbs, filling a wooden crate with cilantro, two types of parsley and basil for this Dix Hills kitchen. (April 28, 2013)

A sunflower in Jamie Silver's Dix Hills kitchen
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A sunflower in Jamie Silver's Dix Hills kitchen adds a nice pop of color. (April 28, 2013)

A succulent floral arrangement on rocks sits on
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A succulent floral arrangement on rocks sits on the stovetop in the kitchen of Jamie Silver's Dix Hills home. (April 28, 2013)

Floral arrangements by Andrew Scott of Andrew Scott
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Floral arrangements by Andrew Scott of Andrew Scott Events are featured in a bedroom decorated by Kelly Dall of Kelly Dall Interior Design Inc., in Kathy Nicolette's Centerport home. (May 10, 2013)

This time of year is all about outdoor
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This time of year is all about outdoor living -- but you still do the bulk of your living inside your living room. So when the team behind Manhattan interior design and architecture firm Garcia/Maldonado -- Guido Auen and Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado -- created the floral decor for the living room inside their East Hampton office, they decided to combine the best of both worlds. (May 22, 2013)

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The living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and
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The living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and Guido Auen's Easthampton office features a dramatic floral centerpiece, which includes delphinium, succulents, stock, belles of Ireland and hydrangea. (May 22, 2013)

An arrangement of hydrangeas, orion thistle, lamb's ear
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

An arrangement of hydrangeas, orion thistle, lamb's ear and allium in the living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and Guido Auen's Easthampton office. (May 22, 2013)

The living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

The living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and Guido Auen's Easthampton office is beautifully accented with fresh flowers. (May 22, 2013)

The living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and
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The living room of Louis J. Garcia-Maldonado and Guido Auen's Easthampton office. (May 22, 2013)

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