Botanical is one of the most popular interior trends and it has really picked up speed in recent months. Although the core prints are still bold and obvious this uplifting scheme has taken a softer turn for 2019 using a desaturated colour palette for a less ‘in your face’ look. Softer, more artistic representations of varying leaves like palms and the old faithful Mostera have been featured on everything from bedding and soft furnishings to wallpaper and kitchenware.
A large tropical leaf print may seem daring, but it can hold its own as a wallpaper in large room, uplift a small space on bedding or make cushions pop against a deep blue velvet sofa.
Key colours for this look apart from the obvious leafy greens are mustard or dark yellows, fresh blues and blush pink. Paired with wood, velvet and worn in leather this look teams brilliantly with artwork featuring natural themes of wildlife and the natural world.
Lawrence Murley’s sculptures have been displayed in galleries in both the UK and across the Atlantic in America. His beautiful carved coloured stone sculptures of reptiles and amphibians give the botanical trend a quirky twist and inject fun into the scheme. Murley’s tree frogs and geckos are equally at home placed against a crisp white background or a palm print wallpaper. Used as part of a display of objects on either a mantle or shelf, make the sculptures the star by sticking to muted colours and glassware for the surrounding objects.