Floral Friday! Fabulous Florals for Your Home
I chose florals as the focus of my July Ideabook for Houzz.com, and being so fervent for anything that blooms, I can't believe I got to 14 of them before doing this theme! It's a collection of 20 products offering ideas for bringing florals to your space in small, non-commital ways as well as through serious investment furniture. There's even something lovely for our dog friends (although we know it's really for the doggie mum).
You can view the entire Fabulous Florals Ideabook at Houzz or click the link in the sidebar widget on the right.
One of the Ideas is a painting by UK artist Stephanie Stow, a favourite of mine. I love her gestural, vivid approach to flowers and gardens and so I had a painting commissioned for our living room when we moved into our house. Stephanie was fantastic; she asked to see a photo of the room to get a feel for it, and also wanted the name of the paint colour on the wall it would hang on. She matched the dusty slate blue shade exactly, using it in the background elements to make the layered floral colours pop. I get compliments on it all the time, and regardless of where we're living in the future, it will have a home.
This isn't ours (I'll get a photo and add it) but I just love the aquas and peachy tones of this work called Coral Garden, and I think this was the one I asked her to base the composition of ours on: