Monday, April 4, 2011

{decor inspiration: spring blossoms}




Spring is here! In Vancouver, this is always particularly evident when the gorgeous cherry blossoms make their first apperance. I have to admit that these blooms make my daily commute seem like less of a drag; their presence always puts a smile on my face! And of course, whether it's a simple arrangement in a vase or a fabulously dramatic wallcovering, this lovely inspiration of the newness of spring can always translate into our wardrobes and interiors:




Turquoise perfectly pairs with cherry blossom pink:

Watercolor by Leslie Redhead




And we can forget the stunning blooms of peonies, one of my favorite flowers!




Magnolias will never cease to take my breath away. The Cole & Son's Magnolia wallcovering does just that; my talented friend Karla of Kerrisdale Design Inc. placed this paper in her sweet daughter's room ... perfection!



Bring a few spring blooms home ...

Perfume {Marc Jacobs}, Pillow {Coventry Heirlooms}, Ring {Alexander McQueen}, Heels {D&G}, Pillow {DwellStudio}, Bag {Monsoon}, Stationary {Snow & Graham}, Wallcovering {Cole & Son's}

Hope this post put a little spring in your step :) Which blossom is your favorite of the bunch?

PS. I am thrilled to be included in my wonderful friend Monika's fabulous new series, '2 cents on lovely design trends' over at one of my favorite blogs, Splendid Willow. As Monika says, this is as close to a dinner conversation as it gets with virtual friends! Go here to read more.

23 comments:

elisa said...

sooo beautiful pics! i love spring and flowers so much :)

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Loving all the pics of the beautiful blooms! Love the dining room!

lila Check said...

fabulous images of total inspiration...so adore it all!
lila

David Toms said...

Nothing says spring more than blossom! Growing up we had a backyard with many almond trees, and come spring it was a mass of snowy white blossom! Love that dining room!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Holy smokes, how did you find so many gorgeous pictures?!

It was warm & sunny here yesterday, but it's not feeling very spring-like today - cold & grey & gloomy & SNOW. YUCK! These pictures definitely brightened up my day :-)

The enchanted home said...

Hi! Just found you through splendid willow and glad I did..what a great blog and such a breathtaking post..couldnt' stop scrolling up and down at those pictures!! All the blossom wallpapers, flowers and those gorgeous petit fours are all exquisite!! LOVE it all.....stop by my newish blog if you get a minute..about the building of our new home and my love for design/decor
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Who can view these images and just not smile!


Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Lordy this was one gorgeous post Nancy- I seriously have to go back a few times just to soak up all the pretty. Just utterly gorgeous!! And ps, I want that purse and those shoes in a BIG way!

Ashley Falkenburg said...

So pretty! I love spring! : )

Kenny Perez said...

Great pics Nancy! I really loved the cherry blossom wallpaper (bedroom pic). It really adds a beautiful touch to the room.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Well we need a cheery post in Vancouver today with all this rain:( I love all the pink trees but they really don't last long unfortunately. Lovely images.

Julie said...

Hi Nancy,

I'm here via Splendid Willow. I loved to have share the 2 cents first feature with you and the rest of the very talented ladies.

Have a great week.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

love that Turquoise with cherry blossom pink! amazing.
this is actually a great post, keep it up!!! :)
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

Alena said...

I love the cherry blossom themed post!! Makes me feel happy and also makes me want to go buy some fresh flowers. Oh, and I LOVE those cherry blossom plates - gorgeous!

Wallpaper said...

Loving all of the lovely blooms, the pics are all gorgeous!

The Simply Inspired Home said...

Loving all the images you chose. Too bad they don't last till June or July.
Thanks for brightening up our day!

Kathysue said...

Now this is just PRETTY, lovely images Nancy, thank you for the eyecandy!! Kathysue

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Perfect post for today's cold, rainy [sleety} gray day! Sigh...it's the cherry blossom festival in Washington DC right now.
I love that nursery and, of course, Karla's daughter's room! Nothing speaks spring like a cherry blossom!

classic • casual • home said...

So pretty. Come see the flowers at the shower we just did...fun give away, too.

The Zhush said...

Spring has not sprung yet here in NY, these images are just the best...getting me really impatient for the real thing!

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello! I read your lovely '2c post' over at my dear friend Monika's. So glad I was pointed to this lovely corner of the blog world. x

How divine that you are enjoying such explosion of life right now. Vancouver is high on my list of places to live - not just 'visit' - live!
We are currently in Sydney Australia. This has been home for the past 12 years but soon we head back to Europe for a few years. After that, we may well be heading West. Fingers crossed!

I love all blossoming twigs and let me tell you, when Spring hits Sydney it is like fireworks in the gardens and parks.
The Magnolia trees are perhaps my favourite, along side the lilac clouds of Jacaranda trees!

Lovely post. Lovely blog. I am your latest follower and also just put your URL on my blog roll.

x Charlotta

lisaroyhandbags said...

Holy dose of pretty! I adore cherry blossoms - I wish the trees could have them all year round! :)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Hi, Nancy! What a gorgeous post. I adore that Magnolia paper. I'm contemplating some magnolia wallpaper myself, actually. :) Thanks so much for the very nice comment yesterday. You are just the sweetest! It was fun sharing a post with all of you talented girls. I would love to gather in real life - wouldn't that be the most fun ever? Who knows, maybe one day? Thanks again! xo, Ally

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