Today I am excited to share with you a new book, Botanical Style (Ryland, Peters & Small, $29.95) by Selina Lake with photos by Rachel Whiting. You have probably noticed I am a fan of bringing the outdoors in and in this new book stylist Selina Lake demonstrates exactly the many ways you can do this with your home.
The author shares how her love of botanicals started in childhood with her parents gardens and the gift of an old-fashioned wooden flower press. The book is about how to use botanicals in your home decor and living with nature as an inspiration.
The author explores this by giving the reader a look at five different botanical looks, Vintage Botanicals, Boho Botanicals, Industrial Botanicals, Tropical Botanicals, and Natural Botanicals. All through the book Lake shares ideas for crafting with these inspirations as well; such as, "making a botanical pinboard."
Here is an example of Vintage Botanical style. It is essentially bringing the cottage garden inside. This look makes a visual feast for the eyes. Vintage patterns and prints from fabric to dishes mixed with flea market treasures are the hallmarks of this style.
The Boho Botanical style has a relaxed summery vibe. Ethnic looks, eclectic mixes, and anything reminiscent of the 1970's fits this style. I loved the author's narrative about houseplants with this style, she stated ," keep introducing houseplants into a boho space-too many is not possible." Think the spider plant hanging in a macrame plant holder.
Next, with the Industrial Botanical look, old school/office furniture becomes your functional piece of furniture you never knew you needed. Textures are more at play with this style instead of prints. Concrete, metal, leather, and exposed brick give an interior that industrial feel.
The Tropical Botanical style is glamorous. The exotic feel is from a century old vacation destination. Lots of bold prints, colors, and leafy designs whisk you away to another local when you enter this style. The textures used in this look are bamboo, rattan, and stucco. The colors are bold and bright.
Natural Botanical style is gentle, harmonious, and clean. Texture, neutrals, and organic greens are the main features of this style. It is all about bringing the outdoors in to display your inner nature lover. Natural wood, earth tones, and botany accessories make this a pleasing style.
Bringing nature indoors has never been easier with the tips and DIY projects offered by Lake. This book was a feast for the eyes and one to turn to again and again for style tips and inspiration. Being loaded with photographs of interiors that share timeless looks to recreate it is a wonderful book to add to your collection.
Thank you to Ryland, Peters, & Small for providing me with a copy of this book for review. The review and opinions were entirely my own.
I will link to these:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings- The Heart of Your Home
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush