Flowers on the Wall

by kate on August 22, 2012


One of the benefits of working at a magazine devoted to interiors is the chance to witness the genesis of popular decorating trends in person. While shooting a home, we will all stop a moment to admire a clever use of chalkboard paint, an artful composition of layered woven rugs, or a unique collection of mixed metals—only to watch later as those decor tricks spread like wildfire across print and online media. This trend here, of mounting flowers on the wall using little bits of tape, is actually a trend I’ve only seen online and not in person, but I love it so much, I’m trying to spread it around even more.

The look is so simple and yet holds a huge visual impact, and I love that as a process, it’s essentially foolproof: pick some flowers, branches, or other botanical specimens; grab some tape; find a wall; and go for it. You can aim for a linear or grid layout, but I imagine even that part is adaptable. I’m sincerely hoping that when we walk into the next home for a shoot, we’ll see a beautiful grid of flowers like this staring back at us, but in the meantime I might have to hop on the trend train myself and install a flower wall in my living room. Anyone with me?

{Image above: A wall of dried flowers from Pia Jane Bijkerk}

{A taste of spring: I love the pale pink tape holding up these flowers! Image via She Lets Her Hair Down}

{This gorgeous flower wall made a splash on the internet a while ago, and may have even kicked off the trend. Images via Design Front}

{As this example illustrates, the look works equally well with a monochromatic color scheme; outdoors as well as in. Image via A Subtle Revelry}

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