Saturday, March 10, 2012

Botanical bliss ...

Somewhere in my home I have stored two botanical prints, and now that I want to have them matted and framed I simply cannot find them. I've been so inspired by the bounty of botanical images for spring that I'm determined to keep searching.

Image via Haus and Home.

Original botanical engravings and lithographs as well as reproductions from the 17th and 18th centuries are making a huge statement in interior decor today.

Image via Life For Dessert.

In the 1700's, it was a time of significant exploration, population migration and illustrated documentation of botanical discoveries. As a result, we have been left with detailed evidence of nature's bounty in beautiful artistic expressions. 

Image via the Naturalist Collection.

Reproduction prints are so affordable, and I love the way that they can bring the outdoors into our homes. These botanical prints provide a natural palette that can serve as accent color in any room.

Image via Emily A Clark.

Just a look at the dining rooms above confirm my botanical desires. But, other rooms are equally at home hosting flora and fauna.

Image via Mary Maki Rae.

Welcoming in an entry hall, breakfast room or above a buffet, botanical prints offer a cheerful connection to Mother Earth no matter what the season is outside.

Above images via Houzz (left) and Southern Living (right).

I have a kitchen wall selected for my prints, assuming I find them.

Image via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

Crisp, clean images of plant life work well in a kitchen that connects interior and exterior views. Throw open those windows and breathe in spring.

Image via Elle Decor.

The Paris drawing room belonging to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' younger sister Lee Radziwill displays a gallery wall of bold botanical images given to her by the Duke of Beaufort. The Indian watercolors give this room enormous personality.

This is one trend I really love. Now, if I could only locate my little treasures.

1 comment:

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hi Deborah,
I really have to visit you more often! Your blog is gorgeous!!! When I have a little more time (I am alwasy so busy for our business) I will scroll down to the bottom of your gorgeous blog!!

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