Flowers really are everywhere at this time of year, and I don’t just mean in your gardens. Floral prints are everywhere in the fashion and interiors worlds too. I’m especially loving the flowery wallpaper at the moment... I just wish I could re-paper my whole flat! Flowery wallpaper is a bold statement but it is also the ideal way to bring a little life into your interior, as well as excitement with lots of beautiful bursts of colour and done right, it can look amazing time and time again.
There are some gorgeous prints about at the moment. Of course, like all other girls, I love Cath Kidston’s wallpaper, not least because I recently read her book entitled “Coming up Roses” about how she built up her business into a global empire...she’s become a bit of an inspiration of mine recently! Her vintage-chic, floral patterns really embody that fresh summer feeling and of course, are so iconically British nowadays. The Antique Rose design has to be one of my favourites, and as you probably know from my collection of luxury flowers in London, roses are one of my favourite flower types. You can always have more roses!
Another wallpaper designer that I have a love affair with is the famous, Cole & Son. Their Collection of Flowers range is simply beautiful. All designs in the collection tend to be very intricate, with lots of delicate flower patterns on show, such as the Lilac, or Violet patterning. Of course, in true Cole & Son style, all designs hark back to the glamour of the past, with this collection being inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. Brought to life by a bit of help from 21st century printing methods, these papers are just the most perfect combination of old tastes and new techniques.
Whether it is a cool, contemporary flat you’re kitting out in the city centre, or a rustic cottage in the country, flowery wallpaper can suit all rooms and all abodes. It can look bold, chic and funky, or rustic, welcoming and warming... it just depends how you do it.
To all of you who are decorating your home this summer, I dare you to go floral. There are many more fabulous designs out there, so whatever you choose, I’m sure it’ll look beautiful. Good luck and happy decorating! One last tip- don’t be scared to put print on print for a super cool, funky look! xxx