Winter may still rule with calendar types but designers have already gone wild for Spring. Anything but a “been there, done that” trend, this latest take on nature is delightfully diverse with looks that range from painterly and graphically mod to whimsical.
Since spotting these Fauna stoneware salad plates at my nearby Pottery Barn, I can’t stop imagining them on my table. Although the winged creatures on them are on-glaze decals, the detail is so lifelike and the colors so rich, you’ll swear each have been hand-painted by a master illustrator. And they look even more gorgeous when paired with turquoise dinner plates, which is how they were shown in the store.
It’s hard not to lose your head over animal-friendly resin faux-idermy like this. Z Gallerie’s contemporary spin on silhouettes wows, especially when displayed as a group.
Astier de Villate terracotta stoneware (handmade in Paris) gives new meaning to the phrase, “There’s a bug in my soup” with its 19th century-inspired menagerie of insects, bugs and frogs.
For those who lean toward things less creepy-crawly, there’s Great Meadow Mural wallpaper by French expressionist artist Nathalie Lete. It transforms walls into fanciful meadows filled grand-scale florals and vegetation; and tiny butterflies and bees.
After a long winter’s nap, my home is ready to spring into style. How about yours?