A fresh whiff of florals

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.

petal lamp

sachiemuramatsu.com

petal lamp

sachiemuramatsu.com

flower lamp

anthropologie.com

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.

floral carpet

floral carpet

 

floral carpet

floral carpets

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.

large flowers

adornomag.com

flower wallpaper

urbanflowers

large flowers

elliecashmandesign.com

big flowers

etsy.com

big flowers

backtothewall.co.nz

Don’t read and climb

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.

Please click on the photos for the original sources.

stairs and books

Stairs-Atelier-Sad-6

stairs and books

stairs and books

books and stairs

books and stairs

52 Resolutions

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…

weekly resolutions

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