Spring means flowers but are florals just for grannies? With the arrival of spring we naturally think of flowers, blossoms and buds. All things light and floral, pretty and fresh. It’s such a cliché to say that spring is synonymous with flowers but like all clichés it’s based in truth. To avoid the cloying, cutesy floral I’ve gathered some unexpected ways to bring the petal into interiors.
Petal lamps Pluck the pretty flower and pile on heaps for a luxurious display.
Carpets Large of scale, over size and over-the-top. Used in this way flowers become an abstract riot of texture and colour. It’s a fresh way to use florals that would make your grandma swoon.
Wallpaper To use florals in wallpaper brings back really scary flashbacks of cloying granny prints. These are anything but cloying or boring. The scale is what makes them interesting.
What is it about the pairing of stairs and bookcases that produces some of the most spectacular interiors? I have been pinning a ton of sculptural staircases lately and noticed that some of the most interesting examples incorporate bookcases. It’s not just found spaces and using the natural void of the step, there’s more ingenuity than that. Here are some of the more special examples I’ve found.
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Do you make resolutions? I have seen a post on social media a couple of places about someone who decided to make 52 resolutions and randomly choose one a week. I love the idea. I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions as a rule and I also consider September to be the true start to a new year. I am, however, going to give this one a try.
How hard can it be to do one thing in/for one week? Famous last words…