Gardens That Grow On Walls
Not just reserved for your grandmother’s dusty pink living room, floral patterns are an excellent way to express your admiration for blooms. Best of all, when the frigid winter air has you wishing it was June, you can gaze upon your walls adorned with floral wallpaper and remember the bounty of summer all year long.
A playful mix of print and color, floral wallpaper can add a breath of fresh air and make you feel like a daring designer all at the same time. Why not display the glories of summer all throughout the year, especially when Jack Frost has you down. With passionate hues and bold repeating bulbs, these flowers won’t require you to deadhead or give them another thought once the difficult decision of which print you should select. From covering an entire wall to having a framed focal point, these adventurous designs draw on historical prints, botanical texts, and of course, pure delight!
Photographs styled by Michael Reynolds.
Cult from the Curious collection by JAB etches an unruly vine on the wall, flattening nature's spiny shapes and mixing the documentary effect of early photographic prints with the charm of a silhouette portrait.
Cole & Son's surreal Lily can be offset with black, above, for a Chinese feel; or with colors, for a touch of Victoriana. Either way, its ethereal blooms seem to float off the wall.
Radzimir in Peony by Boussac from Pierre Frey captures the exuberant spirit of the late-spring bloomer, while its shimmering white-on-white ground makes it suitable for the most formal room.
Ralph Lauren Home's characteristically prolific Allison Floral in Summer Garden presents a traditional bouquet of roses and lilac in a modern palette, bringing festive color to a country home or dressing a wall above wainscoting.
The small, delicate fuchsia of Schumacher's Garden Gate in amethyst recalls the sweetness of old-fashioned designs, striking a comforting note for a guest bedroom or bath.
Cole & Son's Poppy in cerise, from Lee Jofa, is a chic take on the flower's exotic shape, excellent for a dining room or another evening setting, where the metallic silver leaves can catch the light of a chandelier or candles.