It ain’t over till there’s Flowers!
I really love flowers! For the obvious pretty reasons of course but also for their architectural and decorative qualities. Although this year fashion and home decor trends are on full colour mode (I mean don’t you love the floral jeans out there?) I still find that there are colours and shapes that can only be found in nature.
I had written a blogpost, for the now defunct Design Groupie blog on Sweetspot, about flowers and I remember some of the comments people shared. Just as flowers… these comments uplifted my mood and made me smile.
In terms of using what flowers where in the house, are there any rules? Good question! I am still looking for a scientific response to that but my gut feeling intuitively tells me that there isn’t, except maybe for the fact that really odorant blooms can get a lithe sickening in the bedroom or on the dining room table while trying to enjoy a flavourful meal.
Another great question is whether all types of flowers can me mixed and mingled into a single vase? Well again to that I would that no rule applies and that as long as the visual composition is appealing to you and that the stems are of similar lengths then why not mix them together right?
Whatever the occasion or however streamlined is your decor, there is always room for a bouquet of flowers on a shelf, ledge or table. If minimalism is your style, opt for graphic blooms with vibrant hues. For a more romantic or feminine feel, loose petals or pompoms flowers will work best (think here of hydrangeas and my favourite ranunculus).
So as we celebrate a long weekend here in Canada, I get to bask a day longer than usual at the cottage… marvelling at our garden in full blooms! Have a great day lovelies and why not treat yourself to some flowers today… just saying!