In the spirit of Spring and the Easter Season, this is a tribute to the humble but lovely flower and its use in interior design. Hark, but we also have an important announcement below.
I love the way Roberto Bergero uses this artistic tulip as a headboard for his interior design feature in Veranda magazine’s April issue.* His quote not only states his design philosophy, “I treat interiors as if they were stage sets,” but he puts the flower front and center in his design.
I can think of many examples where flowers, as a colorful reminder of Nature, are brought indoors but this beautiful design of floral wrought iron in Nobu’s restaurant makes it apparent and sets the stage for Japanese theme for design and food. With sensitivity to Japan’s current crisis, they are giving proceeds from their meals to help in the effort for Japan’s recovery.
This design reminds me that when you think of florals in interior design, drapes can come to mind. This is a wonderful example of making it modern with a bold floral representation.
What about going all out and filling that wall space with flowers? Here’s Casart’s take on bold, botanical, floral repositionable wallcovering that is removable and reusable. No longer does wallpaper have to be permanent, as this durable, thick covering can be removed and reused over and over again without tearing, damage, mess or glue. Enjoy some of our previous posts with other Casart Botanicals.
The other plus in using flowers this way to decorate is there is no need to water and they never fade but remain just as beautiful as when first picked.
* I had already written this post when I learned from my friend and business collaborator, Mary Douglas Drysdale, that she’s been featured in Veranda’s May issue, out on newstands now! She’s also the interior designer profiled in this month’s New Design Times, where you can see a full spread of her project photos and read all about her design philosophy in a comprehensive manner.
Kudos, Mary! That’s a tremendous amount of drop-dead, gorgeous work to celebrate, which brings me to my other point. Mary and I have been working tirelessly (we’re both energetic, hard workers – two real Flower Powers) on a joint venture to offer Casart covering’s exclusive line of Mary Douglas Drysdale’s Signature Colors. We are so excited about this!! We can’t wait to unveil this week, just in time as she unveils her new website. We will have our new webpage up for you all to view the Drysdale Signature Color – Casart Collection, so stay tuned and there will be more blog posts to follow on this.
(As I heard the news last evening, there is much cause for celebration! I have to just add this is a great, victorious moment for America and a blow to terrorism — a unified day to celebrate in a much bigger way, with news that pays tribute to all our American intelligence efforts and military for all their 10 years of fighting — today we finally have some justice! America has and will continue to persevere in this fight but I like to think these flowers in this post are symbolic of long-awaited and well-deserved resolution and peace.)