Everything is Coming Up Roses



Roses have harbored special meaning for centuries. The symbol of love, passion and respect; each color even has it’s own meaning in the unwritten language of flowers. This season, the “queen of the flower world” is cropping up all over the interiors. From lighting, lampshades, fabrics and accessories, they are a decorating must-have.

When it comes to fabric, romantic florals are important this season and the rose is the clear winner, from tiny scattered blooms to huge rose motifs measuring 11 inches in diameter to tendril designs, featuring all-over mini designs or lavish, Baroque-format climbers are the hits of the season.

The poetic and theatrical feeling of a bouquet of roses has been captured in a unique series of lighting sculptures. LA VIE EN ROSE is a flexible ‘system’ in which you can choose how you would like to compose your bouquet of roses: they can hang next to each other or the roses can create a chandelier.  It is also possible to take a single rose or dress the flowers with crystals. LA VIE EN ROSE translates the feeling of getting showered by Roses after performing an Opera. Poetry, beauty, drama and love…this bunch of roses has it all and on top of that offers you a very special lighting solution.

Designer’s Guild is always a must see at Maison et Objet’s Editeurs. This year they showed soft dreamy florals as the centerpiece to their collections. This yellow, black and white color scheme freshens what could be a tired 80’s looking chintz collection. Pompom, rick rack or lace trims were the finishing touches.

Tricia Guild has the best gig- who wouldn’t want access to the Royal archives as inspiration to design a collection for Windsor palace? In usual best form- she didn’t disappoint. The crisp color palette ushered in a new green and the stunning rose embroidery gives new meaning to the “queen” of the flower world.

           My Lazy Blooms created in powder coated aluminum and available as single blooms or bouquets

I found these zipper roses by Kate Cusack on favorite site- Etsy. Though meant to be worn as brooches, I think they’d be fabulous as window fashion accessories!

                                  What lamp wouldn’t love to be topped off by this Kenzo shade.

Lastly, fashion and interiors have always drawn inspiration from each other and who wouldn’t when style genius Alexander McQueen turns the quintessential red rose into this stunning bolero jacket worn with a white tulle ballerina skirt. I had to put this in because  I love, love, love, it  and besides it IS Alexander McQueen.

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