Floral trend brings flourishing deteriorate inside
June 7, 2015 - accent chair
Floral motifs cocktail adult each open in home-furnishing collections, always a acquire steer after a
But this year seems to have yielded some-more of them than usual, and they feel particularly
New York interior engineer Elaine Griffin pronounced a trend began a few seasons behind with a
movement toward kinder, gentler silhouettes and patterns.
“Design has been trending toward a pointed though high-impact femininity,” she said. “It started
with softer, some-more liquid shapes in upholstery, paler or some-more glamorous finishes for box goods,
dressmaker-inspired sum like pleated-ruffle and grosgrain-trimmed chuck pillows and
“There’s no some-more ethereal settlement than florals, and from a runway to musical fabrics and
accessories, they’re everywhere.”
Chintz is back, though it’s a looser, some-more loose chronicle than a grave English character of the
1980s. And a lodge prints, that in a past could be a small dowdy, are more
Some selected prints reinterpret florals by a midcentury lens. But you’ll also find
more-painterly floral designs with a sad watercolor look.
Griffin pronounced a new florals can go only about anywhere.
“For regressive spaces, coordinate interrelated fabrics with a darkest paint in a floral.
For zippier, some-more complicated rooms, move out a brightest hues of a pattern.”
She suggested creation oversize floral patterns a star of a room. Pair them with textured
solids or pointed stripes, and don’t overdo it by adding distracting prints.
“Avoid florals on large and permanent upholstered pieces like sofas,” Griffin said. “They’re a
better gamble for armchairs, ottomans and window treatments, that we can change some-more simply if you
tire of a settlement in a few years.”
Here are some options:
• West Elm has a new collection of pillows in a floral, stained-glass settlement in melon and
blue-gray. Pillows are a good approach to accent a space.
• Crisp, color-
saturated and oversize striking blooms give a Habanero bedding collection a lot of morning
• A comely midcentury complicated chair is given a zinnia imitation during HomeGoods. And a green-and-white
demitasse set would work good for a open lunch. (www.homegoods.com)
• Target’s online store has web-only offerings of contemporary seat pieces such as
ottomans, chairs, chaises and benches in both tradition and processed string floral prints, with a
range that will interest to both traditionalists and modernists. (www.target.com)
• Overscale photo-print poppies give Detroit-based photographer MarySue Price’s Straits Studio
shower screen a cocktail of pow. Alison Coxon of a San Diego-based studio Kess InHouse has a shower
curtain with a ’70s-style flower print. (www.11main.com)
• Cost Plus World Market has a sofa embellished with a delicate, Indian floral settlement in blue,
gold and pink. And a stylish jacquard imitation in soothing black and white graces an inexpensive though elegant
reading chair. Although a palette is muted, a settlement creates it mount out, generally in a room
with neutral or dim tones. (www.costplusworld market.com)