Flowers are a massive inspiration for me, and at the weekend I visited beautiful Packwood House, a stunning National Trust property not far from Lapworth in Warwickshire. I have been visiting for a number of years now and have been watching the progress of the Trust restoring the gardens to their former glory. The herbaceous borders have been of particular interest as I love flowers so much, and yesterday they were at their glorious best.
Florals aren’t for everyone in interiors, but I love to use them when I can, they are so joyful, and there are some lovely designs about for all tastes. They can be used on a feature wall as wallpaper to add a focal point, a few cushions can be scattered across a plain sofa to liven it up, or how about a sumptuous pair of curtains to lift the spirits in an otherwise simple room. Here are some of my favourites.
I am using beautiful Tulipan from Osborne and Little in a master bedroom and en-suite bathroom project I am working on at the moment.
This wallpaper from Anna French’s Seraphina collection has a lovely floral summer motif but in monochrome tones, so provides an elegant and subtle backdrop for a room.
I have recently used fabrics from Prestigious Textiles Printworks collection to brighten up a very neutral sitting room. The collection has a mix of large scale floral and geometric patterns in a rainbow of colours ranging from bright to natural, digitally printed onto soft linen for a lovely drape.
For a more traditional look and feel, James Hare supply gorgeous silk embroidered fabrics such as Silwood from their Orchard Silks collection.