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Fun Floral Fixtures

May 17, 2018

You don’t need to snip some fresh flowers to decorate your home with a floral touch.

The floral patterns one sees everywhere point to a truth so obvious as to be self-evident: people love flowers. People have been decorating with some floral thing or another for a very long time, be it a painting or a paper on the wall, a pattern on curtains and coverlets, or decorative motifs on furniture and lighting. 

Look no further than Lily for one of our own flirtations with the floral world. Individually-created plaster flowers adorn a handwrought  iron frame. Warm incandescent light mysteriously emanates from behind these faux flowers to romantic and intriguing effect.  

 

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With its charming faux-bois-textured canopy, the Lily flush mount adds decorative charm to the space it adorns, whether that’s a low-ceilinged entryway, a child’s bedroom, or a powder room looking to form a magical temporary escape. 

In fact, powder rooms and bathrooms are great places to use floral sconces and ceiling mounts like these. This is a space which is at its best when it lets the whimsy right in. The guest who steps into the windowless powder room to freshen up and finds an enchanted intimate space in which to relieve and refresh themselves is sure to remember it.

One great way to create that feeling of enchantment is to use pieces and wallpapers that imitate the natural world. Also, using light sources that playfully obscure the light source, creating a mysterious allure as the illumination escapes fom oblique openings, add to this effect.

If Lily represents a more old-world sensibility, a family from Corbett's new collection showcases a more playful and contemporary vibe. With Gigi, we’ve taken a clover-like motif and transfigured it into metal, glinting brass instead of the green of grass, as well as made a series of flower-shaped sconces with  varying number of petals. Where the stamen and pistil would be at the center, a jewel-like setting stands poised with light gleaming from inside.

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Meanwhile, Enchanted and Anello aren't fashioned out of faux flowers in this way, but evoke the natural world of branches and leaves. These beautiful collections are in the same vein as much of our hand-wrought, artisanal work.

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But lighting is only one way to fit in the flower feels. There are so many fun ways to integrate floral themes into your home. Wallpaper is an easy one, even if you do it in small spaces. And wallpaper doesn’t just have to be for the walls, strange as that may sound. Put some along magazine holders, creating an artful tableaux and something that will surely freshen up your bookshelf or home office.

 

Of course, merely hanging any kind of floral artwork is an old standby, and as charming as ever. Less obvious approaches include creating your own floral pattern overlay for an old chest of drawers or the backs of salvaged chairs in need of a spruce-up. If you need any more ideas, check out this Martha Stewart article.

A rather famous painting of flowers: “A Basket of Roses” by Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour, 1890

It goes without saying, no matter how many great floral things you have hanging around your home, there’s no substitute for fresh flowers. Keeping them in vases or floating in bowls or however you like them best goes a long way, freshening up a space. Instant beauty, and often a lovely smell infusing the air, as well. 

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