Floral Interior Design Inspiration for Spring
Our home is an ever-changing eclectic gallery of artwork from friends and family, as well as my paintings, photography and sketches from our regular travels. We have many artists in our lives and our walls celebrate this!
I always seek to harness my wild and beautiful Devon environs when considering how best to feather my nest, and my glittering flowerscapes and the beauty of the nature which surrounds me provides with endless interior design inspiration. For me a home should be both beautiful and have an effortlessly lived-in feel; a place of comfort and nourishment. Home is ultimately a space for family and community. I love the contrast between clean contemporary lines and rich, exotic textiles, ceramics and images gathered from our many adventures. These things remind me of a bigger world full of wonderful people and colourful experiences. Beauty can be created by the littlest things, a burning candle, a vase of fresh flowers and treasures of stones, wood or shells gathered from journeys each put the heart into a home.
When Spring arrives some people feel an almost elemental urge to rejig, reorder, revamp and rearrange their spaces, mirroring the new life and regeneration that can be witnessed in nature. I rather like this poem, and thought I’d share…
Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better,
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come ’round again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it’s not always kind.
And when you go and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.
Similarly as Friedrich Nietzche wrote, “When one has a great deal to put into it, a day has a hundred pockets”
My Floral Interior Design Inspiration
Patterns come and go but florals stay forever. From art to fashion, William Morris to Elie Saab, from England to the Orient, florals have been one of the most prolific patterns the world has ever seen.
Bringing the outdoors inside by introducing some floral interior design inspiration will refresh your space for Spring
in the way only nature knows how. Studies show that the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behaviour positively. Flowerscapes bring about cheerful emotional feelings in those who enter a room, they make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.
Flowers have been a central theme for artists throughout the ages. I am very excited about visiting the The Royal Academy of Arts Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. Using the work of Monet as a starting point, this landmark exhibition examines the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s. I am sure this show will be both intellectually stimulating and a visual delight. I am also extremely influenced by the Bloomsbury set and the Art & Craft movements as well as more contemporary artists such as Peter Doig and Kurt Jackson.
I take my inspiration from everything good around me such as meadows, walks and tenderness, before interpreting it onto canvas and returning it to the world as a gift of movement, colour and hope. The header image of my painting entitled ‘My Heart Skips a Beat with Your Sweet Kisses’, creates a sensation of intimacy, nostalgia and comfort via the blend of delicate warm and cool colours with lavenders and pinks at its heart.
I paint to weave more love into the world!