I am obsessed with watercolour florals, there is something about the fluidity and lightness of the colours bleeding together to create dimension and depth. Who doesn’t love the beauty of a Monet painting, (think Giverny) the colours are soft, subtle and harmonious. Just like nature. Translated into wallpaper and fabrics and you have the same effect. Which I love. I adore the updated vintage feel of watercolour florals, and it’s such a refreshing change from a market over-saturated with Ikat and Chevron. Maybe I have a case of Spring fever, but I think that adding a little bit of this muted but marvelous floral fantasy to pillows, scarfs or crockery is the perfect way to add some subtle pattern to your interior landscape.
I know that I will never convince Mr. B. that this trend needs to make its way into Casa B., but I am considering adding some watercolour fabric to an upcoming client project, and using it in their guest room on the drapery and pillows. My client is thankfully on-board because she paints and watercolor is her medium of choice, so it just seemed like a natural transition.
On a side note: my jaw surgery went well, and of course Mr. B. stayed home to take care of me, but took away my computer and credit cards. Is there such a thing as “Shopping Under the Influence of the Lingering Effects of Anesthesia?” Evidently, he wasn’t taking any chances, well played I would say.
This is the fabric that started it all, I’m just so in love with the wispy muted colours. It’s also going to be the perfect springboard and serve as inspiration for the rest of my client’s guest space.
I am head over heels for the watercolour wall-covering…not to mention the injection of greens and sunny yellows. I love colours that take charge…
I love blue (in case you hadn’t noticed). The addition of the watercolour pillows breaks up this monochromatic interior and injects it with a little bit of happy.
The eye-catching print on the comforter is just perfect for this teen’s room, better yet this print would be fabulous as drapery.
From the “land-down-under” comes a pic from one of my favorite mags-Adore Magazine. Not only do the pillows add a little dazzle, but I love the watercolour print on the lampshade.
Ah….pretty in pink. This would be just sheer perfection in a “tween” space.
Watercolour prints can go from glam to vintage.
I’m saving the best for last…this interior showcases a watercolour print on the chair in the forefront. Of course, the striped fabric and the luxurious bedding are just the icing on the proverbial design cake.
I hope you’re inspired to inject “a little bit of happy” into your home.