Our fascination and passion for flowers is innate to all of us. The countryside generally has been an inspiration within interior decoration for centuries and has ranged from stunning still life paintings to intricate embroidered curtain fabrics and luxurious silk woven rugs. Decorative interpretation and styles have varied vastly for example, William Morris focused on a detailed ornate layering of countryside and hedgerow plants to create his patterns, Laura Ashley looked to the romantic English late 19th century rural themes and Cath Kidston took her inspiration from the bright floral patterns of the post war years.
So why not bring in your own floral style into your home? Explore dark moody big blossom designs to create drama; try introducing smaller bright coloured floral patterns to give a fresh, light accent. If you are feeling more adventurous, add an artistic touch with an abstract, more free flowing design which incorporates a few key elements of your room’s colour scheme or for those who enjoy a playful interior choose a highly patterned floribunda pattern for a feature wall or cloakroom backdrop. Whether you like big, bold colourful designs or soft muted watercolour ones, floral patterns are here to stay.
Today Interiors has many floral wallpapers and fabrics within its collections and this month we are featuring those from our L’Atelier de Paris collection of modern, large scale floral designs and also our French Impressionist Collection which celebrates the visible brushstrokes, styles and colours of those famous 19th Century Artists.