Flower inspiration

Flowers seem to be inspiring creatives more than usual as of late.

 

 

Floral fabrics came back into vogue full force. Lisa Fine, Carolina Irving, Flora Soames, Carolyn Quartermaine and others use them as a basis for their designs.

Pomona by Lisa Fine in Tobacco.

Dahlia wallpaper by Flora Soames blankets this hallway in flowery charm.

Dahlia wallpaper by Flora Soames blankets this hallway in flowery charm.

Cyanotype by Carolyn Quartermaine.

This local Orlando tree grows before a gas station of all things. Legend has it that someone brought it back with them from a country in Asia where it originated. Every June this beauty brightens up a traffic-filled asphalt-paved street with its weeping yellow blossoms.

A needlepoint floral dons the top of this cocktail table at Il San Pietro di Positano, Italy. Interesting how only the center and periphery are stitched.

Amanda Brooks went to a party celebrating the fabric line of Flora Soames which she posted on Instagram. Lovely how the candles peek out from a bounty of flowers along the tables.

Unexpected takes on flowers offer a refreshing point of view for those preferring less obvious floral references.

Some intriguing shows in London last spring focused on flowers but with a new vision.

Abstract floral by Louise Bourgeois.

Untitled from The Insomnia Drawings, Louise Bourgeois, 1995. (Photo: The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS,NY)

Untitled from The Insomnia Drawings, Louise Bourgeois, 1995. (Photo: The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS,NY)

The shortness of the flower’s life perhaps enhances their value.

A charming vignette of flowers both alive and illustrated at Casa Privata in Praiano, Italy.

A gorgeous pink beauty growing in my garden. Sadly, it doesn’t look like this now after a hot Florida summer.

While stuck indoors waiting for a hurricane to hit, we decided to try our hand at making paper flowers. The Green Vase sells these beautiful hand-painted papers imitating the shades of color within a single petal.

A spectacular tree of life spotted in Tucson, Arizona covered with cobalt flowers.

A spectacular tree of life spotted in Tucson, Arizona covered with cobalt flowers.

Detail of an Elsa Schiaparelli daisy-embroidered jacket. (Photo: Kerry Taylor Auctions)

Detail of an Elsa Schiaparelli daisy-embroidered jacket. (Photo: Kerry Taylor Auctions)

Artist’s renditions of nature’s creations can stand in for the real thing once they have faded and been cast off to the compost heap.

Casa V Interiors can advise on bringing the beauty of flowers into your home.