Lots on flowers in yesterday's Chron. Floral wallpaper, flower vases, and how to grow rhododendrons.
Also, more on the Designer's Showcase in Presidio Heights in the form of a look into the stagecraft that went into the creation of a single room (#21). Seems that much of the work lies in sourcing materials -- in time. (There's no luxurious trolling on eBay for just the right console table, as there is when you're slowly, lovingly furnishing your own home.) The other half of the work, it would seem, is inventing a person to inhabit your room. Very creative.