Archive for spring
April 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm · Filed under Accessories, Decorating, Education, Interior Design and tagged: color, couch, decor, decorating, fashion, floral, flowers, inspiration, Interior Design, pantone, pillows, spring, style, trend
Spring is the season of transition from winter to summer! Just as the seasons transition, we too make transitions and renewals ourselves! Typically seen during this period, are a lot of flowers and floral prints as well as bright colors. Concerning fashion, free flowing loose fitting illustrations of orange, purple, green and yellow are embraced for the year of 2012. Due to the pre-winter season, you will see neutral and organic colors occasionally intertwined. All of which flow right into Interior Design!
When deciding how to change the decor in your home and revamp the look and feel for spring, I recommend beginning with a floral arrangement or photograph of your favorite flowers for inspiration. Spring is currently revolving around these amazing pieces of nature and they are a great way to develop a color scheme! After all, who knows better about colors than the originators – flowers?
I have put together some simple collaborations using couches and pillows, to demonstrate how to utilize a floral photograph for your spring design inspiration and execution. I am hoping that within these three, lies a bit of appeal to each reader! [click on each image to enlarge the detail]
Arrangement #1: Inspired by loud and beautiful Tulips, with the reds and pinks on the blue, this is for those of you that are really into bold colors and big statements.
Arrangement #2: Inspired by pink and yellow Daisy-like flowers, utilizing a mustard couch and the olive/forest green pillows, this look is for those of you who appreciate the collaboration of the vintage and modern look – big statements toned down by neutral colors.
Arrangement #3: Inspired by light and subtle Cherry Blossoms, with the use of the neutral yet still spring colors, this look is for those of you that are into simplicity and soft light colors, with a touch of a warm yellow – the color of spring 2012.
For all designs I have utilized a repetitive pillow pattern to encourage a balanced look, however, a mixture of pillows works as well, if executed properly and there are coinciding colors within each. Give it a try!
Hopefully this provided some insight and inspiration to start your spring designs! If possible, I would also suggest incorporating your inspiration within your design; it’s FUN!
Links to Decor Utilized: