And this book is fairly recent. I got it from Nordic Needle last year I think. It includes a lot of information on how to modify or create your own patterns. It is available here.
Anway, there are lots of examples of unusual patterns in both books. Admittedly, some of the colorways in the 1974 book are ...bold? But if you use a little imagination, you can come up with your own beautiful interpretations. Here are a few of mine. All of these include one Waterlilies overdyed silk from Caron Collection, and Splendor Silk from Rainbow Gallery.