Spring is here! I actually feel like humming the holiday song “It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year….” as soon as I wake up. Trees are growing leaves again, flowers are blooming, bees are visiting our garden, birds are singing and the sky is a sunny blue. (I understand it may not be this way everywhere, but it is the current experience in Florida. I don’t have the pleasure of seeing snow during the Winter and so I guess it all evens out, no?) I thought I would share a few images with Spring in mind…
We kick off with a colorful and fanciful canvas by New Orleans artist Gretchen Weller Howard. This particular image was feature in the book Big, Easy Style by Bryan Batt. Her earliest works included graphic design and decorative painting.
This striking mural in polystyrene is in an attic apartment and mimics the exterior foliage. Just so amazing and I love it in black & white. Do you? It was was featured in Livingetc.
Wall & Deco is one of my favorite wallcovering lines. They have such inspiring and creative works! This one is called Poppy.
The shadow mural of the bird on the branches is just so sweet! I think this dresser is adorable — and perfect for a spring-inspired guest room! It was finished by the studio of Gypsy Barn. They didn’t do a reverse technique while masking the design. Instead, they chipped the finish off to showcase the mahogany underneath. Very cool.
I spied the picture below a few years ago in House & Garden magazine and have always enjoyed it…
I love how elegant and simple this sgraffito finish is — especially when paired with its inspiration.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our welcome to Spring with birds, trees and flowers! I look forward to sharing more ideas, inspiration, artists and information with you as well. Have a beautiful day!