Trend Alert- Bold Florals

Trends in Design are constantly evolving, and it’s a challenge to stay “au current” at all times.  And truthfully, we don’t really need to.  Incorporating a trend in a minimal fashion allows us to bring a fresh perspective to our homes and not break the budget.  A trend we’ve recently taken note of are some bold, colourful prints that have translated to different mediums such as textiles, wallpaper, and art.

One of these artists is Maryam Lamei, who originates from Iran.  Her art is inspired by the Iranian origins of “Flower and Bird”, known as Golomorgh paintings, which have resulted in some beautiful works.  Take a look at some of her pieces below.  The art has a minimal feel with simple shapes and bold colours, usually incorporating both a floral and a bird.  They have a bit of a Scandinavian feel, but with more intense colours.  If you’re interested in these art pieces, or any other pieces in Maryam’s collection, visit us at the store for further details.


Another artist somewhat reminiscent of Maryam’s work is William Morris.  A British textile designer, poet, novelist and socialist activist whose designs for furniture, fabrics, stained glass and wallpaper generated the Arts and Crafts movement in England in the late 19th century.  He was a major contributor to the revival of British textile arts and methods of production.  His textiles are so artfully hand crafted, and each pattern tells a story.  For example, the Strawberry Thief textile pictured below is filled with elegant swirls of vines, flowers, and leaves.  The pattern was inspired by thrushes (small songbirds) that would steal strawberries from Morris’ kitchen at his country home in England. The birds are the focal point due to their light colour, and the naturalism in their rendering.  

Here are some other examples of William's beautiful prints used in both traditional and more modern applications.

Photo courtesy of @yvestown

Photo courtesy of @style.library.  Bre Rabbit wallcovering

William Morris once famously quoted: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”  Great advice to adhere to. Now can you think of the perfect place to incorporate one of these art pieces or wall coverings in your home? Stay well my friends!