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Trend Alert: Spring has Sprung!

With the resurgence of colorful floral prints in the fashion and design world, it’s easy to lose track of the source of all of that blooming inspiration – the real deal.

We were reminded of nature’s beauty on a recent trip to Joni’s home! Here’s a little snippet into nature’s bounty…Vanderslice style.

Front Door

As soon as we pulled up we noticed the gorgeous flowers leading to the front door.

Front Flower Garden - Best

Foxgloves in a Row

The foxgloves (large white flowers) are undoubtedly the current garden showstoppers.

Foxgloves with Joni's door in the background

As we moved around to the side of the home we discovered Joni’s vegetable and herb garden.

Vegetable and Herb Garden

Joni’s plentiful garden is full of her favorite herbs including:

Herbs

She has veggies too – everything you need to make a fresh summer salad:

Veggies

Because a special centerpiece is always part of the table at the Vanderslice’s home, Joni grows flowers that she can snip whenever. Some examples include:

Flowers

We also saw signs of more blooms to come including hydrangea’s loaded with buds and canna lilies beginning to bud as well!

One of the advantages of having a garden is being able to have such easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables when entertaining!

Garden Vegetables for Salad

Garden fresh! Thanks to Lauren and Grace (Vanderslice) for creating this delicious dish for us.

Avocado, Garden, Salad, Vegetable

And Joni created this simple and beautiful centerpiece by mixing assorted bud vases and flowers on her dining table. The assortment of bud vases in varying heights is a twist on the traditional single arrangement.

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We hope that you’ve enjoyed these pretty pictures and invite you to go take a little break and get outside and ‘smell the roses.’

xo,

JB

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Jenny Ladutko : In Full Bloom!

In Full Bloom

Say goodbye to your winter doldrums because flowers are popping up everywhere! From fashion to home decor, this design trend is sure to put a spring in your step. Just a touch of these fresh prints will brighten up the dullest day.

Floral Fashion Montage

1. Lucy Lui made heads turn in this elegant, yet whimsical floral gown at this years Golden Globe Awards. 2. No need to wait for spring, floral pants are the new must-have this season. 3. Swap out the plain black pumps and add a fun floral to the wardrobe. 4. A Gilt Rose bracelet looks like a family heirloom passed down for generations 5. Stunning floral ruching at the bottom of Gulianna Ransik’s 2013 Grammy gown

Teal Fabric

One of my new favorite fabrics is from Manuel Canovas’ new spring collection. The vibrant colorway takes a fresh spin on a traditional print. This would be gorgeous for upholstery.

5006072-FeatherBloom

Inspired by flowers and feathers, the large scale, delicacy and textural quality of this wallcovering makes for a stunning backdrop.

Thomas Pheasant

Thomas Pheasant’s new Petal Drum Table for Baker Furniture, was inspired by the carved blossom facade of a 1930’s Art Deco building in Paris.

House Beautiful Wardrobe

Who said flowers were just for women? Check out this men’s wardrobe with walls upholstered in a red and green floral fabric. This is a great look for the classic gentleman.

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A gray, blue and white palette is fitting for both men and women.

Mary McDonald

I am loving the Garden of Persia fabric in Mary McDonald’s new collection for Schumacher. The crisp white pattern against the chocolate brown and gray ground cloth is graphic yet sophisticated.

Floral China - you can say it is a %22classic floral%22 that never goes out of style

Floral china is a classic way to incorporate beautiful florals into your home. It is easy to mix and match different patterns for a collected look that is always in style.

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Jewel tone floral pillows add life to this scheme. This is also a great example of using the same fabric on a grouping of pillows. Showcasing different parts of the fabric pattern on each pillow makes for the perfect balance of repetition and variation.

Marble Lotus Flower Bowls Marble lotus flower bowls look amazing on a stack of books. Available in the J Banks Retail Store, Designer Shelley Wilkins used these exact bowls in the Palmetto Bluff Style Home!

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A floral rug with bright happy colors, invites you to let loose and relax.

As you can see, there are a multitude of ways to embrace florals. Whether subtle or bold, traditional or contemporary, the time is now to bring the outside in and let the blooming begin!

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Jenny Ladutko, Commercial Staff Designer

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