Monday, 10 August 2009

Flowers Flowers Everywhere









I for one am thrilled with the abundance of floral designs popping up here, there and everywhere. I have been collecting a lot of floral images lately as we are about to embark on a very floral inspired look at Black & Spiro in the coming months. This week I thought I would share with you a few images which we have been using as inspiration for our new look. Maybe they might help you to be inspired too.


Image 1, 2, 3 -
Vogue Living - Photographed by Mikkel Vang, Styled by Christine Rudolph
Image 4 - Veranda Magazine - Photographed by Mick Hayles, Styled by Sylvie Becquet

33 comments:

Kelly - Little French Nest said...

These images are so beautiful Anna! I love the stack of gorgeous fabrics xxx

Sassa said...

Halo Anna,
Have just took some lovely photos from your blogg. I think you are so clever and would like that you look in my blogg. Have just started and was so inspired of your shop last year that I tell everybody!! I live in Sweden
Best regards Sassa

Kylie said...

I'm with you, I adore floral patterns and the more around the better.

Kylie @ All Things Lovely

Airelle said...

I love your images, Anna! And since I can't access those publications they come from I thank you for giving us a glimse. I adore floral prints myself.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

How lovely and bright! Can't wait to see how this floral inspired look translates to the decor at Black & Spiro! I do hope you'll post images as the additions occur : )
XX Kate
www.theNEOtraditionalist.com

cloudy said...

Funny, you would think that all those flowers and bright floral prints would be all over each other and end up looking too busy (pics 1 and 3) but it's not like that at all. In fact, they work SO well together in pic 1. Harmony is the word that comes to mind. Also I haven't given peonies much thought (mostly cos they get abused so much in cliche pop culture american wedding movies) but pic 4 is certainly pulling me in. I think I've found my few favorite flower!

Laura said...

Lovely and beautiful!
Peonies have to be the most graceful flower ~~ I would love to fill my backyard with them ~~

Karena said...

Anna, I just love to add floral pillows or a special chair done in a fabulous floral fabric.

Arianna Belle said...

Beautiful! I agree that an abundance of floral designs are popping up everywhere. In this month's Lucky magazine they have a section on deep floral fashion pairings which create a look that is "equal parts pretty and eclectic...and seems like it could have been pulled from the playbook of a quirky-but-stylish British heiress"(pg136). Among the recommendations: liberty florals, oversize cabbage roses, plus a dose of something splashily abstract.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Can we never get enough flowers? - certainly not, especially if they are peonies!

Lovely ~

Hope your weekend was great?
Deb

Avolli said...

Flowers are special at all times of the year. I can't wait to see what you have planned!

Tricia - Avolli

Gaboushka said...

These are gorgeous! Florals are everywhere in London too at the moment - on fabrics and dresses and lots of old flowery oil paintings keep popping up in the antique shops.

Heather Taylor said...

those are all gorgeous, happy beautiful pictures. love peonies

The City Sage said...

Very beautiful indeed! Now that we are finally settling in after having the house very messy for a while due to painting, re-decorating etc., i'm looking forward to having more blossoms in vases around. gorgeous inspiration anna!

Aileen said...

i really love that vase in the first picture!

GodsGarden said...

Thank you for bringing to our attention all the flowers popping up in fabrics! Beautiful! I will post a link to your blog from our facebook fanpage.

Heather Draper said...

Just had someone in my shop here in Victoria BC Canada looking for wallpaper in Brisbane...sent her to you!

Anna Alexopoulos said...

I love these prints!!

Random question....does anyone know of any paris apartment rentals for a week? A web site? I am going for my first time to Paris and would love to rent a cute apartment:).

I hope you don't mind me asking this on your blog, but I am assuming you love Paris....

Anna

Sharnel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

kmack said...

Gorgeous!! thanks, Anna!!

kmack said...

Here is an apartment in Paris that is owned by an incredible designer, Ann-Marie Midy, who also lives/works in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico:
http://www.almidi.com/
She and her husband rent it on a weekly or monthly basis.

also, check out her gorgeous furniture and design line:
http://casamidy.com/index2.html

lovely website---even if you are not looking for a vacation rental!

G said...

Hi Anna,
Love the florals. Just to say hi and enjoy all your posts. Thanks!

Megan said...

Don't forget all the beautiful flowers that are begining to bloom her in Aus as spring gets closer. Beautiful pictures.

Empire Design said...

Hello Anna!
thank you for your beautiful post, which has brought cheer to me on a bitterly cold winter day! I can almost smell spring! Very inspiring!
kind regards
Becca Madden

Annie said...

yes I love florals too, I must try harder to incorporate some into my new home!

custardbydesign said...

i quite enjoyed this anti-manly post...trends are trends and these images collectively are quite inspiring considering most of my clients are women...

Michelle said...

I can see why the colour of peonies is so inspiring for people...so lovely.

Best,
Michelle

SoozNooz said...

I have fallen in love with anything floral now- always knew it was hidden in there somewhere. x Suzi

Rhonda said...

These pictures make me want summer all year long...
so pretty.

Admiring Pretty Things said...

These fabrics are so gorgeous. Is that the current issue of Vogue? I am in the States and haven't received mine yet.
I adore this blog!

honey living said...

i find myself constantly writing about flowers and showing pictures of them on my blog. i'd love for you and your readers to take a look -- here is a link to all the posts in my "flowers" category...

http://honeyliving.blogspot.com/search/label/flowers

flowerpress said...

I love flower prints too (as you can tell from my work!). I always love your Friday Flowers and still life arrangements! Glad its not just me :-) Is that US or Australian Vogue? I'd love to see more of those pictures.
Susie

Kit Golson said...

I love peonies!! thanks for this very, very gorgeous post! so very feminine any lovely

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