When I was a girl, I would water down my tray of Crayola paints and create a little garden of petals and leaves with a single brush on a pad of paper. To this day, watercolor florals appeal to me as a reminder of those late spring afternoons spent at the table or on the floor attempting to capture in an artistic way what I was observing outdoors.
The painterly trend in textiles and design continues in 2014 with watercolors having a big moment in the spotlight. Spring is just around the corner and today the focus is on delicate blossoms in watercolor form. I believe so much what appeals to us in interior design comes from our fondest memories, both adult experiences and those from childhood, from exotic travels abroad to something as simple as your grandmother’s dishes.
Watercolor florals appeal to me in that same way. They remind me of the wild field of poppies that grew in the open space behind our backyard fence, the ones I tried to paint as a girl.
textiles by blue bell gray
Whether your style is bright and bold or soft and subtle, if you’re as drawn to watercolor florals as much as I am, here are a few accessories to bring them into your home.
from top left: peony wallpaper / bouquet pillow cover / flower art / watercolor triptych / poppies print / watercolor petals in orange / watercolor upholstered chair / shower curtain / pink floral pillow / peonies clip art