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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.

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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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Shelley Wilkins: Tried & True – Good Ole Blue

I am not alone in my love of blue.  Everyone loves blue.  It is a safe and timeless color that is always on trend and easy to incorporate into almost any design.  Here are a few images I pulled together in which the color blue was used beautifully:

From the runway to your home…

From jewelry to wallcoverings…blue is here to stay!

These room settings are different styles but blue is the constant.

This is a great traditional room with antiques, blue fabrics and a blue cocktail table.

Nautical blue and white

Transitional with clean lines

Artsy and Eclectic

Red, white and blue – an all American classic with a modern twist

A neutral room with blue accents

You can use blue in paints, lamps, china, porcelain and even tile.  Blue does not always have to be used in fabrics.

Blue and white stripes painted on walls

Blue lacquer – Amazing!

 All greens with blue and white porcelain – Fabulous!

Love the blue porcelain with pops of pink

Blue tiles

Timeless blue Mottahedeh china

 I love the stripes on these great new lamps from Ralph Lauren.

This is one of my favorite pieces on the J Banks Retail floor in of course, blue and white!

This was a project that I worked on where the client had an existing assortment of different blue and white porcelain that we grouped as a collection above seating in the breakfast room.

This piece of furniture was originally painted black and I transformed it with blue and white lacquer paint so that it became the perfect place to display her collection as well.

As you can see, blue is easy and versatile.  Truly tried and true – good ole blue!

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