30 April 2012 3:24 | 1 comment | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board Of The Week: Florals

Florals. Photo: Style Intel

April showers bring May flowers.

And this week Style Intel‘s board is all about florals, from large singular blooms to abstracted bunches rendered with watercolor effect. Pretty, feminine and a touch delicate. Floral prints easily liven up a room, bringing a cheery optimism to interiors.

In her book The Perfectly Imperfect Home, writer and editor Deborah Needleman had this to say about florals: “Unlike stripes and checks, which read as flat, florals provide a visual break, acting like a window with a view to the outdoors. A floral fabric can be blowsy and even a little noisy…”

Decorating with floral prints however can easily veer towards country  and garden styles. But you can use  floral motif in modern settings as well by choosing abstracted floral prints—large and layered on top of each other. Think of the spring 2012 clothes from Peter Som and Mary Katrantzou.

I personally like the toile floral fabric from Manuel Canovas (green and red), it would go particularly well in the chinoiserie room I am working on.

Watch this space every Mondays for more Inspiration Boards.

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Florals. Photo: Style Intel

Florals. Photo: Style Intel

Florals. Photo: Style Intel

What do you think?

  1. Betsy Busch-Le Ne' | April 30th, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    As a former textile designer in women’s wear prints and home furnishing fabrics, I appreciate this lovely posting. Certain shades of pink and green such as these are among my favorite combinations. The prints pictured here are inspiring, indeed! Kudos!