Guest Picks: Bold Blooms to Chase Away Winter
I love the nod to my favorite blue and white porcelain in this vibrant painting of boldly hued blooms.
Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s color of the year, shines bright in this painting that’s bursting with color and movement.
I love what artist Sarah Hollander is doing with her botanical photographs. This one is artistic, modern and traditional all at once.
The colors of this photograph are so rich and saturated. This type of floral works so well with modern spaces.
I’m really smitten with the boisterous quality of these floral paintings that are brimming over with rich, exaggerated color.
These flowers have a slight neon edge that makes them feel fresh, not fussy.
This fabric would be gorgeous for a couch’s upholstery. Call me crazy, but nothing beats a floral couch! Plus, I love the sunshiny yellow tones.
This beautiful pink floral would be right at home on curtains in a feminine guest bedroom. To tone down the girly factor, consider using it as an accent, maybe as the skirt fabric on an otherwise solid upholstered chair.
I will never tire of botanicals set against a black background; the colors just pop. Pillows made out of this piped in hot pink — sign me up!
The floating flowers in hues of blush and raspberry make for a lovely, orderly patterned fabric that is delicate yet still somewhat bold. This would be great in a sunroom or a sunny kitchen dining area.
The jewel tones here are amazing. And look closely — the birds! Flowers and birds are like peanut butter and jelly: They go so well together. And in this fabric, I can barely tell one from the other.
A monochromatic floral can be just as exuberant as a multicolored one. The shades of aqua, periwinkle, navy and powder blue here really let you run the gamut of the blues in your space. I love rooms that are based around various shades and tones of one color.
This is my current wallpaper crush. I love how the lavender and pink tones play up this completely girly wallcovering. I would love to see it in a bedroom paired with a traditional four-poster bed.
Yowza! This wallpaper is not for the timid! It’s illustrative quality and electric colors are so unique. I think it has a great commercial vibe to it – maybe for a store’s dressing room or a restaurant’s bathroom. But it would be equally as chic in your home too!
I think this wallpaper would be heaven paired with kelly green — perhaps in an entry foyer boasting a shiny kelly green leather bench.
Bold florals can come in tiny patterns too. This floral is sweet but feisty with its bright colors. It would work great on the inside of a closet in a little girl’s bedroom that uses larger-scale florals for the bedding or curtains.
I adore my blooms on china, and Anna Weatherley never disappoints with totally classic and traditional patterns that never go out of style.
The scalloped shape of this plate adds to the organic feel of its colorful subject matter.
This is one of my favorite china patterns of all time: Alberto Pinto’s Belle Saisons. “Belle saisons” means “beautiful seasons” in French, and each plate in the setting depicts one of the four seasons with completely breathtaking blooms. They’re heirloom-quality pieces for sure.
Herend is also a definitive authority when it comes to gorgeous florals on china. I love the organic flow of these stems coupled with the rich pumpkin hues of the petals. This would make for a gorgeous piece of wall art hung in a dining room.Next: Rooms Spring to Life With Bold Floral Patterns