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Tuesday’s Top Ten: Summer Floral Fabric

Florals aren’t for everyone but I have always had a love for them, particularly flowing, large scale prints. I have used these types of prints previously as an accent on my couch and currently in my bedroom and children’s bathroom. From subtle and serene to bright and bold these prints all speak to me of summer days.

A style note: floral patterns can fit with modern, country or traditional decor, it all depends on colour and scale. A small to medium scale floral with soft colours is suited to a country setting; a medium to large scale print with a variety of colours (though jewel tones are common) works well in traditional; large to very large scale florals, in either high contrast colours or subtle tones, fits nicely into modern settings. But of course, we don’t always play by the rules and some of these prints can fit into one or two of these categories. Where I was able I showed the fabric in use (as a pillow, curtain, etc.) so that you can get an idea of scale. Enjoy!

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1. Tulipani in Linen by Designers Guild

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2. Rolling Meadow Chambray by Waverly (This one seems very country to me but is rather large in scale. C’est la vie, rules are meant to be broken).

 

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3. Morisette Amalfi by Kravet

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4. Sakura Blossom by Baremore

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5. Roseto Indigo by Designers Guild (A large scale traditional print with saturated blues. With a matching wallpaper too!).

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6. Owlish Multi by Kate Spade New York

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7. Fleur, Summer by P/Kaufman (Here is an example of that subtle, large scale modern floral.)

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8. Katia Fiesta by Waverly

 

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9. Bermuda Bay Palm by Robert Allen (A high contrast, very large modern botanical.)

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10. Craft Stitch Summertime by Kravet

 

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Summer Florals Exemplified

After publishing my previous post in which I showed some of my favorite summery floral fabrics I realized that it might be helpful to show pictures of some rooms which beautifully display these kinds of textiles. The rooms below don’t have the same fabrics as I showcased in my last post but they exemplify how you can bring some summer charm to your interior through fabric.

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It doesn’t seem that they have much of a colour scheme going on here but I do love the lightheartedness of having a bold mix of florals.

If you happen to decorate with blues, greens, white, or beige you won't have a hard time finding a lovely floral to match, there are so many out there in these colours.

If you happen to decorate with blues, greens, white, or beige you won’t have a hard time finding a lovely floral to match, there are so many out there in these colours.

Geometric patterns mix wonderfully with florals for a more modern look.

Geometric patterns mix wonderfully with florals for a more modern look.

Hanging some fabric or securing it to a frame as art is another great, low budget way of adding a floral to your room.

Hanging some fabric or securing it to a frame as art is another great, low budget way of adding a floral to your room.

I think these pillows are stunning! And the colour of that wall, beautiful.

I think these pillows are stunning! And the colour of that wall, beautiful.

As you can see from the pictures above, when I talk about introducing florals into your home during warm weather season I’m talking fairly low commitment, not floor to ceiling floral. It is a fresh and welcoming look that gently nods to the beauty of the outdoors. Now if only I could find one that has just the right colours of blue and green for my own living room!

 

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