Mary Margaret, who studied art history at the University of Georgia, is an artist who offers a fresh take on traditional botanicals by finishing her colorful images of flowers and plants with a glossy coat of resin. Many of her paintings are displayed in her home, including these camellias in the couple's bedroom.
In this butler's pantry, a gallery wall of mushroom botanical art adds a curious culinary element. The large storage and utility space has it all: open shelves for cookbooks, counter space for prepping food and concealed storage for odds and ends.
Botanical prints and two accents shaped like cathedral windows bring a country touch to this master bedroom. An antique loveseat in green complements the wall art, as well as gives the owners another spot to read and relax after a long day at work.
A little color goes a long way in this small bedroom. Botanical prints, floral pillows, crisp white bedding and a wood headboard are set against light yellow paneled walls for a classic cottage-style look. The wall art and lamp sconces make the space look polished, yet casual.
Interior designer Linda Woodrum wanted to avoid the use of botanical prints in the bathroom, so she took a contemporary route when selecting art. "This is a traditional home and we wanted to give it something that wasn't traditional," she says.
A gallery of botanical prints adds color and visual interest to this neutral, transitional living room. The gray rolled arm sofa is flanked by matching end tables and paired with a sleek wood coffee table.
Light green walls complement the furniture used in this living room, including a striped sofa decorated with throw and pillows, matching armchairs, wood coffee table, and botanical wall art. Large windows and a white built-in cabinet add openness to the room.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design used a vintage papier-mache vase in the Mexican folk art style of Gemma Taccogna on a tray. Glass bottles fill out the space without detracting from the vase’s vivid design.
A burl wood headboard and antique nightstand feature carved botanical motifs that tie in with the room's bedding and art. In this whole-house renovation project, the homeowner wished to incorporate some sentimental pieces while creating an overall space that's light, bright and updated.
Count on columnar evergreens like North Pole arborvitae to introduce a strong vertical element to gardens. Its narrow form also works well planted in groups as a hedge. This upright beauty was selected in Minnesota and resists winterburn. Hardy in Zones 3-7. Botanical name: Thuja occidentalis ‘Art Boe’