COLOR ME FLORAL!

Spring has sprung, and it's kissed us right in the face! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the cool breeze is flowing and the flowers are blooming.  

I love this time of year. I will be driving down the road and feel like pulling an immediate u-turn when I see an amazing tree in full bloom. This time of year in St. Petersburg is quite lovely. However, for the sake of my fellow drivers, I keep driving straight ahead.  

When I see all these blooming buds, I can't help but feel energized and ready to use lots of color in my design work. I mean, just take a look at these beauties!  

 

Bougainvillea exploding with cheerful color! 

Bougainvillea exploding with cheerful color! 

I love the shape and texture of this flower, although I'm not sure exactly what it is. 

I love the shape and texture of this flower, although I'm not sure exactly what it is. 

All of this spring in the air has me thinking of ways to incorporate blooms and bright colors into our projects. Of course, fresh flowers are always an instant spring pick-me-up for your space. However, don't be afraid to take your floral beyond the vase. Here are some great ways to freshen up your space with a powerful floral print.  

 

Kate Spade for  

Kate Spade for  

Kate Spade is well known for preppy colors, bold patterns and floral with a punch. I love how they grounded the space with a great floral pattern and topped it with an amazing collection of art.  

Thibaut  

Thibaut  

You can take a traditional pattern, enlarge the scale, make it two-tone and instantly you have an updated and more modern approach. With a classic palette like this blue and white interior, you have a timeless approach to a floral design. 

 

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Maybe bright and bold isn't your jam? That's okay, have fun with a dark moody palette. There is something about this rich pattern that I just love. Paired with the brass bed, perfection!  

Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture  

Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture  

Think outside of the box with your floral thoughts. I'm a bit smitten with this writing desk that Cynthia Rowley designed for Hooker Furniture. This is also the perfect example of having fun with mixing patterns and textures. The floral paired with the graphic black and white stripes, then softened up with the texture of the sheep skin on the chair. Although, I must say, I'm not feeling that snake lamp, Cynthia. Sculpture or not, I don't like those slithery things!  

 

How are you feeling the spring? Are you eager to inject some cheerful colors and patterns into your space? Or you leaning more saturated and moody? Would you dare to decorate with a snake? Tell us what your spring decor plans are shaping up to be!