I don’t know what it’s like for you, but here in Northern France it feels as though autumn has already arrived! So, whilst normally it seems that the autumn collections are released in the middle of the summer, this year the timing feels appropriate. And guess what? Flowers are still here! Read on to see some of the new interior florals for autumn along with my tips on how to get it right.
Our love of everything blooming and botanical keeps growing. In this fashion and interiors are mirroring each other at the moment. I recently saw a stunning photoshoot shot in Harper’s Bazaar entitled The New Florals.
The interior autumnal florals range from large dramatic blooms to smaller, more delicate designs. Often with a dark background. This maximalist trend is a great way to inject some joie de vivre into your home. But, take care as it is an easy trend to over do.
A perfect example of modern chintz. The floral and botanical prints mix well because the more dominant one is medium scale, just two colours and balanced between the curtains and the armchair. The brighter more irregular print is limited to the ottoman in the centre. Plain dark blue walls and sofa and a cream floor do not compete for attention and the wild floral and foliage arrangement ties the colours together. This look would work well in both town and country.
Limit a busy floral print like this and pair with plain walls in a colour taken from the fabric. See how this blue wall really makes the blue in the fabric pop. This fabric could then be used as curtains or scatter cushions on other plain coloured furniture. From the Signature Prints collection at GP & J Baker.
The new Le Poeme de Fleurs fabric from Designers Guild is dramatic yet elegant. The large peonies on a dark background feel relaxed and inviting whilst making a statement. Note how again the wall and floor are plain and the colours appear in the fabric. If you think you’d rather have floral walls and plain sofas, then check out this post for inspo.
A rug is a great way to incorporate some florals without having to go all out. The new Bellina rug from Anthropology is florals done differently. This would work well with a more neutral colour colour scheme. Paint the walls cream, addd some black accents and a bunch of peonies. Or, pain the walls pink and have black and cream soft furnishings.
Liberty have always done florals. The Delphine duvet cover set (£350) will add all sorts of romantic vibes to your bedroom. Again keep the walls plain and accessorise with colours from the fabric.
Also from Liberty, this duvet set is printed with Ianthe, a classic French Art Nouveau design taken from a wallpaper designed in 1902. This would look fabulous in both white or dark blue walls. Let it be the star of the show or add curtains in a clashing print and large lampshades for a fully maximalist look.
Here’s an example of going all out from Joe Browns. This duvet set will only set you back £50. This room is a riot of pink, green and teal but see how all the colours appear in the duvet? Also, the rug has the same pink and greens so it ties in.
Alternatively just add a splash of florals with this pretty Botanica Pitcher.
Or try this bathmat for the merest hint of florals with a positive message. What a nice way to greet yourself each morning (:
And lastly, an easy way to add florals for autumn is, obviously, via actual flowers. Think loose, wild arrangements with foliage and/or branches rather than neat formal bouquets. Like this stunning arrangement of cherry branches in stairwell at Carolyne Roehm’s Connecticut home. #designporn
Ok, that’s all for this week. Let’s hope the sun comes back soon. XO 💕