I love a good Gallery Wall in a home…especially ones with flowers…I love painting flowers!
I have worked with Julie Johnson and Benjie McEntyre, of Julia Hall Interiors, on the art placement in several of my homes.
Recently Julie and Benjie have been working with my sister-in-law, Clara, (Aunt Vern) on some major decorating changes in her home. While discussing what to place on a dining room wall to coordinate with a new updated chandelier, new table and newly recovered chairs, and a pretty spectacular Norman Rockwell print on one wall, Julie suggested using botanical prints on the other wall.
I thought hmmm…botanical prints…you mean like the old fashioned ones? and how do they (many of them antiques) work in today’s modern home?
I had recently visited the Southern Living Idea House on Crane Island, Amelia Island and remembered the fun game room with updated botanical prints, feeling contemporary with their white frames.
I started noticing lots of examples on Instagram.
When Lee Radziwill, sister to Jackie Kennedy and one of Truman Capote’s swans, passed away in February of this year, Instagram was saturated with photos of Lee, her fashion sense and her sense of style in her many homes. I saw several photos of her collection of botanical prints, first in her Paris apartment and then in her New York penthouse apartment. I felt this could influence the botanical trend…Enjoy these photos from Instagram…
Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment. Love the pink sofa.
I love the reflection of the botanical prints in the mirror. And check out these chairs…think they are in the auction.
New York bedroom…
Lee’s bedroom in New York with painted floor, framed botanicals and classic fuschia chintz fabric on chair.
Dining room…Lee Radziwill’s Park Avenue penthouse apartment…Look at the tiger print chairs. Original feature in @archdigest in 1982. Photography by @moorederry
“Botanical art captures the beauty of the natural world in all its intricate detail. It also has an important scientific function; producing images used by botanists to identify plants.” Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Botanicals and green walls global interior design on Instagram
Phoebe Howard’s green matted botanicals and green walls Instagram
Botanicals in a Kentucky home The Glam Pad Instagram. The Glam Pad, an interior design blogger I follow always has great posts!
Botanicals in the bathroom instagram design
Botanicals Birgit Klein Interiors Instagram
Botanicals bluebarnandcottage Instagram
Botanicals sanctuaryhomedecor Instagram
Fern prints Sherry Hart, sheeryhdesigns Instagram
Fern prints Atlanta Home Magazine Instagram
Flower botanicals James Farmer Instagram
Julia Engels Charleston home The Glam Pad Instagram
Botanicals on Gray walls One Kings Lane Instagram
Southeastern Designer Showhouse Atlanta Magazine Instagram…Botanicals are technically plants…but birds make great art gallery walls
Bird Art Wall Sarah Bartholomew Instagram…Different display placing the birds over the wall molding.
Living room with bird print wall Southern Living Idea House Crane Island/Amelia Island Instagram
Birds art gallery wall Laurel Bern Pinterest
Birds and botanicals Indulgy Pinterest
Have you seen enough????Well I was on a mission after Julie mentioned the Botanicals.
On a trip to Cashiers, NC I visited Toby West Antique Store. He has lovely antiques and the most amazing collection and display of botancal prints. Please excuse the next photos as it is difficult with an iPhone camera in a store to capture all the walls covered with prints.
Vibrant Hellebore prints at Toby West Antiques in Cashiers, NC…with white frames
Fanciful Fern Study prints at Toby West These were interesting with the green background and white frame
Brazilian Palm prints at Toby West
Fern Prints at Toby West
And he had birds too..Elegant collection of hummingbird prints…
And….even 2 walls of Highlander prints with tartan plaids and kilts…what every mountain home needs.
Now I love my one of a kind, large paintings that fit a space perfectly…but
I also love a Gallery Wall arrangement of artwork…It doesn’t have to be botanicals, it could be several smaller pieces you’ve collected over the years.
Art Gallery Walls are perfect for hallways…”Gallery Wall in the Hall”…
Design Chic Instagram
Mini Abstract Gallery Wall Alyson Johnson Pinterest Atlanta Homes Magazine
Julie Johnson and Benjie McEntyre can help you with your own Art Gallery Wall…they have resources for botanical prints or will help you choose what looks best on your walls.
And I do have several Art Gallery walls in my home…with my own flower paintings!
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the wall.