For a person who is not particularly into floral prints and patterns, I have to hold my hands up, and admit, that I have had a major about turn recently.
Flowers and floral prints and designs are popular this season, both in fashion and interiors, and these beautiful patterns can be found delicately embroidered onto fabrics, cleverly laser cut into leather, boldly stamped onto wallpaper and even intricately inlaid into wood designs. The world of interiors is literally blooming!
I have become a total convert, and suddenly I find myself inspired by tiny petals, and tall green shoots, woody branches and flat wide leaves, and don’t get me started on the explosion of colour! Following winter and all its subdued tones, spring flowers are full of bright, vibrant tints and clashing hues and are totally refreshing as an addition to any design scheme.
I visited a house recently, and saw a baby’s bedroom, which featured a delicate cherry blossom decal (wall sticker), all stems and branches in baby pink and white. It created such a fresh and happy atmosphere and could work equally well in an older child’s bedroom. It also has the added bonus of being totally removable when you want a change of scenery. What better way to wake up to the world every morning?
Sticking with walls (forgive the pun) if you are looking for something more permanent and grown up, the wallpapers of Degournay are beyond comparison. They are pricey but super elegant and being hand painted, each design really is a work of art.
Matthew Williamson has created a stunning collection for Osborne and Little and his glamorous Eden design with its emerald green palm leaves and deep fuschia hummingbird bird motif is something I am obsessing over at the moment.
Anthropologie have a wonderful selection of floral printed products this season, which include a range of pretty flatware and also this beautiful muticoloured floral tablecloth. Pair it with simple white plates, and a jugful of wildflowers for a lovely fresh country look, that will be just as gorgeous in town!
Blend two trends in one fell swoop with Orla Kiely’s Abacus flowers storage Jars. This is flower power at its best combined with that mid century modern look that is so popular right now. This works very well in a contemporary surrounding. For example, brighten up a plain white Kitchen with a collection of these interesting statement accessories.
Images as they appear: Laura Ashley; Cherry blossoms wall decal £50.53, etsy.com; Wisteria design wallpaper POA, Degournay, £68.00/m; Eden print, Matthew Williamson for Osborne and Little, John Lewis; Botanist Knoll tablecloth, Anthropologie, £88