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Wednesday 24 February 2010

{Accessorising with flowers}

On my recent trip to Paris I suddenly realised that there was one area of interiors I had been overlooking: flowers. Of course, I've appreciated floral fabrics, prints and the such like within home interiors before, but I've always over looked a simple display of blooms. Whilst I was in Paris, my eyes kept being drawn to tiny little florists. My favourite was this one:

I loved it because it wasn't big and grand, or clinical and corporate like some of the major players can be. Instead, it felt homespun and welcoming; even the door slightly ajar despite the freezing weather says, 'come on in and say hello'. The delightful store became even more magical by night, all the twigs above the entrance gently twinkled with a soft, white glow and simple window displays were bathed in a moon-like light.

Thinking over my trip as I travelled back on the Eurostar, I felt excited that I had discovered a new found interest in this part of interiors. I've been on a search for some more inspiration...

Holly Becker from Decor8 has worked up some seriously gorgeous styling with this Heather. A pop of vibrant green tissue paper offsets the purple hues brilliantly.

I've spent what must have been hours drooling over the Terrain website. Part of the Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie family, this cracking US chain hopes to bring people and flowers together. I've made a pact with myself to visit one of their stores on my next visit to the states. I hear they do great food in their cafes, too!

Images: Parisian Florist by Will Taylor for Bright.Bazaar; Heather from Decor8's photostream; square screen grabs from Terrain.


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