Brush with blush

Put a mod­ern spin on a de­sign clas­sic with lash­ings of per­fect pink

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - December…contents -

Let larger-than-life blooms cour­tesy of cur­tains frame your gar­den view. These prints ef­fort­lessly bring the beauty of blos­soms inside. PS, a con­sis­tent colour or two through­out any room with mul­ti­ple pa erns brings unity to your scheme. Os­borne & Li le Nina Camp­bell Flo­ri­ana (NCF4190-01), do­mus­tex­

amid a sea of plains and neu­trals, flo­ral prints – be they on fabric or wall­pa­per – can feel like a state­ment work of art. You can run wild with the pat­tern and go for bold out­comes or opt for some­thing more sub­tle, as here, where the mood is more ephemeral. This is down to the im­pres­sion­ist painterly e ects and colours of the flow­ers. When you’re seek­ing a co­or­di­nat­ing hue to pull the look to­gether, you need look no fur­ther than the de­sign for colour in­spi­ra­tion.


Carry your colour scheme through to din­ner­ware, lay­er­ing mod­ern ma -fin­ish plates and bowls for a look that man­ages to be mod­ern yet el­e­gantly in­dul­gent. As break­fast is usu­ally an in­for­mal af­fair, present each freshly boiled egg in a tiny woven bas­ket.


Your de­sign am­bi­tions for your home need not in­volve ma­jor changes or costly pur­chases. You’ll feel the flo­ral love as you brighten and beau­tify your sur­rounds with a casual ar­range­ment of sea­sonal flow­ers and blos­som­ing branches, each of which could come straight from your gar­den.


An es­sen­tial in­gre­di­ent when dec­o­rat­ing with botan­i­cal prints of all kinds is the in­clu­sion of freshly cut flow­ers — they’re like the ex­cla­ma­tion mark at the end of a sen­tence. If you’re a keen gar­dener, cre­ate a patch in your plot to cul­ti­vate cut flow­ers. Pop stems in vases and dot them around your home. Man­tels, ta­bles, night­stands and bath­room van­i­ties are all fair game to grace with their fleet­ing beauty.

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