Thursday, April 23, 2009

Be not afraid of the flower

Warning: If you do not like floral motifs this post is not for you. Feel free to skip and come back tomorrow where you can enter to win something special (shhhh!)
I just came back from a lovely lunch with B and I think my right arm is sun burnt (yay for the sun, boo to skin damage!) Today is just a tease of the heat that's about to come to my little city and my hair is not long enough for a pony tail yet (grow hair, grow). For whatever reason, I'm in an obnoxious floral mood so I gathered some interiors with bold floral pattern to share with you. There's really no rhyme or reason here, just BIG flowers (oh and don't say I didn't warn you).
The wall is bold while the furniture is neutral (except for the lamp).
source: Living Etc.
How do you feel about a flower that's bigger than you?
source: Living Etc
I wonder what the owner of this room is like...probably not a quiet individual.
source: Country Living
I really like the contrast of the sharp, angular star against the multiple floral patterns.
source: Country Living
I admire the commitment here (even if it is a bit much for me).
source: Country Living
Maybe a bold floral sofa is all you need to make a point?
source: Domino {via Flickr}
I do really like this wallpaper and it fits nicely into a small space.
source: Domino {via Flickr}
Floral wallpaper and a floral canopy (is that what that is?)
source: Apartment Therapy
This is probably the closest to my taste and even though there's definitely floral in there, it's not overwhelming.
source: Apartment Therapy
There really isn't much floral in my house (except for the actual flowers we have). In fact, I'm having a hard time thinking of any decor we have that's floral. Well, I'm glad I got this out of my system...if you made it through the floral mess what do you think? Could you handle a room full of flowers?

18 comments:

christina said...

I don't know...I don't think I could handle a whole room full of flowers, but some of these are really nice. I even think that super huge yellow flower on the wall is pretty cool. It's something different than the all-over the place flower.

I agree about the sun damage thing too...I'm still recovering from a bout with sunburn from Monday! Hopefully I learned my lesson for the summer!

PS~Erin said...

Although I consider myself fabric-ly challenged, I love florals mixed together with other patterns. Someone else just has to put it together for me. I really like the bedding that 4th picture.

heisschic said...

i love the HUUUGE flower taking up an entire wall. im not a morning person, but im pretty sure that would make me smile when i get out of bed.

Ginger said...

I couldn't handle a room full of flowers, but some strategic, modern floral prints can make a nice accent . . . as I say this, I realize I have no floral prints in my house either . . . hmmmmm . . .

Amy said...

I can handle some flowers - more than one pattern of flowers in a room and I wouldn't know what to do with it! I could handle that lampshade in the room with the star for sure!

paula said...

we only have real flowers in our home. well, except for a quilt in my daughters room. I would so have a bold couch like that if I had the yellow shelves to match:)

bananas. said...

thanks for the warning...kidding. lol. i don't think i could handle a big ole flower like that for too long but flowers do make me happy so maybe i should try it...

xoxo
mayra.

Hanako66 said...

These are all beautiful! I like bold prints, so they are totally for me!

stacy di said...

I'm totally stealing your comment "I admire the commitment". Such a great way of putting it! I like florals in small doses...but, I do love the wall of flowers with neutral furniture...very cool.

Andrea said...

That pink and brown wallpaper is delish. I also like the gigantor yellow flower.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Omg. It's like you're speaking right to me. I need that giant yellow flower on my wall right now.

pranksygang said...

I'd love to handle a room full of flowers... but this time i'd like to have the single flower in my room..

isabelle said...

love the blue room!

GUGAW said...

i looooove the blue room - gorgeous combination of all the patterns

Jess LC said...

LOVE the yellow painted shelving! I think I might do something similar when I finally get to move this fall.

from the right bank said...

I have that photo with the giant yellow flower in my files too. I think it's fabulous! It makes me want to paint a giant flower somewhere in the house.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i notice a lot of the pictures have yellow accents, which i am loving lately. i especially am intrigued by the large yellow rose wallpaper!
xox

Courtney said...

I really love that last photo of the bed, although I am not sure if it's for me.

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