Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Botanical Style by Selina Lake

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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.  

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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. 

Botanical Style by Selina Lake

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." 

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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. 

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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.

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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.

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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.

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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. 

Botanical Style by Selina Lake
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
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share It One More Time at Shabbyfufu
Best of the Weekend with Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush


Unknown said...

Part of the reason I enjoy the French Country look is because it brings the outdoors inside. In a way, I think French Country is a "botanical" style, too. Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.
Best & Bisous,
Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love this!

Debra@CommonGround said...

this book looks wonderful, thanks so much for letting us know about it!!

Betty said...

Looks like a wonderful book. My Mother loved her flowers and she had many inside. She never taught me her secret. I have tried growing things inside and they just ended up dead. I am not much better outside either. I will leave my flower collection inside to silk flowers and pictures.

Martha's Favorites said...

Love your post today. Everything looks so lovely. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Unknown said...

LOVE the vintage botanical style. Thanks for sharing!

Pam Richardson said...

Sherry, thank you for spotlighting this book, it looks fabulous and I will have to get it! Pam @ Everyday Living

Lux G. said...

My goodness! This is a lovely home. I can live here. :)

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Love the flower pictures, on the bedroom wall, in picture #5!!!!!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

This book is right up my alley. I have been adding a lot of the out of doors into my nest lately. Thank you for sharing her book! xx Jo

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for sharing all this lovely inspiration with SYC.