Spring is in the Air

Spring arrives officially in Romania on the 1st of March, everybody is walking on the streets with flowers. Time to celebrate that winter is gone. The magnolias are showing their first flowers, the sky is blue and temperature is going up. Time to dream and re-arrange our home and bring a fresh spring breeze inside.

 Cloud mural - hanging lamp Mamacloud  Belux  - Birth of Venus  Botticcelli  -   Gucci  summer 2015 - Peacock chair  Cappellini

Cloud mural - hanging lamp Mamacloud Belux - Birth of Venus Botticcelli -  Gucci summer 2015 - Peacock chair Cappellini

Spring is a season which makes us dream. It is a poetic, fragile, feminine, floral, and romantic season. A fresh start. Sandro Botticelli, an Italian painter from the early Renaissance, embodies all of this. Most known are his paintings The Birth of Venus and Primavera.

 Cabbage chair  Nendo

Cabbage chair Nendo

Let nature inspire you. The Cabbage chair was designed by Nendo when Miyake asked them to make furniture out of the pleated paper that is produced in mass amounts during the process of making pleated fabric, and usually abandoned as an unwanted by-product.A perfect combination of fragility and strength.

 Botticelli Reimagined at  V&A

Botticelli Reimagined at V&A

In case you are traveling these days to London: go to the V&A museum and discover the enduring impact of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) from the Pre-Rahaelites to today. 5 March - 3July 2016.

 detail Primavera  Botticelli  - Flower Construction  Ann Ten Donkelaar  - wallpaper found on  Daily Dream Decor  - coloured lamps  Bocci  -  Gucci  summer 2016 - pouf Judd  Marie's Corner

detail Primavera Botticelli - Flower Construction Ann Ten Donkelaar - wallpaper found on Daily Dream Decor - coloured lamps Bocci - Gucci summer 2016 - pouf Judd Marie's Corner

Flower prints can never be to much. Gucci used floral prints for their mens collection for this summer. Floral wallpaper comes in different styles: from naive blooming branches till dramatic hand painted flowers. It can be to much to see those flowers on your living room walls or dining room but your entrance can have a bold look. The entrance is the perfect room to make a big impact. When you arrive home in the evening it is the first room you will see, let it give you joy and impress your guests. Use some bold colours, they will stand out better than neutral tones.

 flower construction  Ann Ten Donkelaar  - wall tapestry by Aloke Design on  Society6  - striped fabric  Thibaut  -  paper vase made by the Pardeshi community  Edwin Pelser  - flower cushion  Liberty

flower construction Ann Ten Donkelaar - wall tapestry by Aloke Design on Society6 - striped fabric Thibaut -  paper vase made by the Pardeshi community Edwin Pelser - flower cushion Liberty

Give it a sparkle, create a modern floral look. Flower prints can look sweet, but once combined with stripes and/or other graphical motifs it will get a much more modern approach. Use the same colours for the flowers, and the stripes and they will make a perfect match. 

 detail painting Primavera  Botticelli  -  Gucci  summer 2016 - rug Little Flowers  Jan Kath  -  wallpaper Fruit Looters  Timorous Beasties  - banquette  Moissonnier

detail painting Primavera Botticelli - Gucci summer 2016 - rug Little Flowers Jan Kath -  wallpaper Fruit Looters Timorous Beasties - banquette Moissonnier

I can imagine taking my breakfast in a room surrounded by flowers and plants, it will be as sitting outside in the garden all year round. Combine big and small flowers, use strong pastel tones add a lot of white and let the birds sing.

 wallpaper  Zuber  - picture  Julia Noni  for  German Vogue  - Vitrina sideboard by Hierve for  Casa Furniture  - Primavera  Botticelli

wallpaper Zuber - picture Julia Noni for German Vogue - Vitrina sideboard by Hierve for Casa Furniture - Primavera Botticelli

Botticelli was painting the young women dressed in flowing slight transparent dresses. Giving a hint of what is hidden. Cabinets with glass doors and color inside, could be a great idea to have such a modern version of the classical glas cabinet to show all your precious objects. 

In case floral wallpaper is not your thing you can always add a big flower print, the ones of Irving Penn can be a great inspiration. It will be the center of the room to have this on a white wall.

How to decorate your home and feel the spring breeze inside:

  • floral wallpaper comes in different styles: classic, romantic, modern, printed, hand painted
  • add some floral accents: printed or embroidered cushions, prints, fresh cut flowers
  • combine flowers with stripes, graphical motifs
  • use fresh but bold colours
  • play with transparency by using transparent or light woven fabrics and plexiglas 

get inspired by Botticelli and dream away of sunny spring days