Botan­i­cals in Bloom

Décor - - Contents - Writer and pro­ducer Mal­lory Abreu

Whim­si­cal gar­den-in­spired el­e­ments are putting down roots in in­te­ri­ors. We ex­plore the trend.

Spread­ing from the gar­den to ev­ery room in the house, flo­rals are show­ing that they don’t have to be dainty or del­i­cate.

Out with the old, in with the bold: That at­ti­tude is per­me­at­ing the fash­ion and home de­sign in­dus­tries—rein­vent­ing both cloth­ing and fur­nish­ings. This sea­son’s trend takes cues from the gar­den, mix­ing botan­i­cal-in­spired decor with high-con­trast, geo­met­ric prints.

Tra­di­tional black-and-white hound­stooth and striped pat­terns take on a new life when paired with cur­va­ceous fur­ni­ture and over­scale flo­rals, such as in this liv­ing room, op­po­site, by de­signer Lisa Mende. Rich greens and teals lend earth­i­ness be­side pops of sat­u­rated pinks and blues, and plush fab­rics like vel­vet soften ge­om­e­try. The style is ver­sa­tile, blos­som­ing in Bo­hemian-in­spired in­te­ri­ors as well as those that epit­o­mize re­fined South­ern charm.

One part flir­ta­tious, one part so­phis­ti­cated, these botan­i­cal ac­cents bridge the gap be­tween in­doors and out­doors with­out tak­ing them­selves too se­ri­ously as they en­liven homes of all pedi­grees.

LULIE WAL­LACE MELAMINE DIN­NER PLATE

$10, An­thro­polo­gie; an­thro­polo­gie.com

ANNE WING­BACK CHAIR

$1,995, Mas­soud Fur­ni­ture through One Kings Lane; onek­ingslane.com

CE­RAMIC LEAF

PLANTER

$1,200, Kem­ble In­te­ri­ors;

kem­blein­te­ri­ors.com

ROXY HOL­LY­WOOD RE­GENCY

PERIDOT GREEN MIR­ROR

$1,248, Kathy Kuo Home;

kathykuo­home.com

HAR­VEST DIN­ING TA­BLE

$4,500, Bunny Wil­liams Home;

bun­ny­williamshome.com

This photo: De­signer Sum­mer Thorn­ton ex­pertly com­bines what she calls the “beauty of for­mal gar­dens with the quirky glam­our of the 1960s” in this show­house liv­ing room in Chicago. Over­size planters, long draperies, and a med­ley of flo­ral-in­spired prints and hues are care­fully pieced to­gether with seem­ingly ca­sual aban­don.

WHEAT-SHEAF SIDE TA­BLE

IN GOLD

$325, One Kings Lane;

onek­ingslane.com

FORAGER’S KNOB

$12, An­thro­polo­gie; an­thro­polo­gie.com

BIRDSONG, HAMP­TON TREL­LIS, AND CABIN BOARDS WALL­PA­PER

$40–$48 per roll,

York Wall­cov­er­ings; york­wall.com

BELLISSIMO CHAIR

$3,399, Haute House;

hor­chow.com

SUF­FOLK GREEN AREA RUG

$450 for 8×10-foot, Joss & Main;

jos­sand­main.com

This photo: De­sign­ers Joel Snayd, Erika Snayd, and Sarah Kowal­ski re­freshed the in­te­ri­ors of an 1850s Sa­van­nah brown­stone with wa­ter­color-in­spired hues and play­ful dol­lops of botan­i­cal pat­terns. In the liv­ing room, leafy art­work in­forms the duck-egg teal fab­ric and paint on a Vic­to­rian sofa.

LOBMEYR ORI­EN­TAL

TUM­BLERS

$223 each, Kneen & Co.;

kneenandco.com

SHANG­HAI GAR­DEN

THROW PIL­LOW

$185, De­sign­ers Guild;

de­sign­ers­guild.com

VINTAGE FREE­STAND­ING BATH WITH

ENGLISH TREL­LIS CE­RAMIC BASE

$4,935 for tub, Kohler; kohler.com. $2,846 for base,

Kohler through Home De­pot; home­de­pot.com

SEMI REZZONICO MURANO GLASS

CHAN­DE­LIER

$42,000, Stri­ulli Vetri d’Arte through Artemest;

artemest.com

TURQUOISE CE­RAMIC HAND­MADE KITCHEN TILE

$5.50 per 4×4-inch tile, Knobco;

knobco.com

This photo: De­sign­ers Anne Maxwell Fos­ter

and Suy­sel dePe­dro Cun­ning­ham con­sider lay­er­ing fab­ric pat­terns a sig­na­ture de­tail of their New York de­sign firm, Til­ton Fen­wick.

Here, the duo mixes flo­ral and geo­met­ric prints on a chaise and then reap­ply the flo­ral

as a book­case liner and lamp­shade trim.

HAYWORTH LAMP $537, Wild­wood Lamps & Ac­cents; wild­wood­lamps.com FLEUR DE GLEE WRIT­ING DESK $1,999, Cyn­thia Row­ley for Hooker Fur­ni­ture through Hor­chow; hor­chow.com VERDIGRIS PIL­LOW $141–$163, Jaipur through Burke Decor; burkedecor.com CHELSEA...

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