This staircase features botanical art from Alabama artist Andrew Lee. "We worked together to create flora and fauna pairings seen in and around Alabama," designer James Farmer explains. The gleaming frames pair beautifully with mounted lighting on a similar scale with a complementary finish.
Cocktails are served from this lovely, gold bar cart with glass shelves, which can be wheeled into the dining room when needed there. Gold bamboo-framed botanical print artwork hangs above the bar cart to complete the timeless look.
In this elegant living room, neutral sofas are set against milk chocolate walls for gentle contrast. Fringed throw pillows match the paisley armchair for a cohesive look. Framed botanical prints and a potted palm add a hint of tropical style to the mix.
Flowers and botanicals add a soft, elegant style to bathroom walls. To achieve this traditional bathroom’s look, you could press your own botanicals or buy botanical prints. The light blush-colored walls and curtains gently contrast with the earthy color of the botanicals. Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques” adds that a wall is a good place for uniformity, so using identical frames can have a calming effect.
In front of a window partially covered by a shade and sage drape, an oversized cream-colored chair and ottoman sit, alongside a small side table with table lamp. Behind the chair, on the room's tan walls, hang three framed pictures of botanical prints.
A nursery design should calm baby and parents alike. A soft, neutral color palette accented with botanical artwork does just that. Hang framed prints symmetrically above the crib for a look that feels both clean and organic. This is also a great idea for the perpetual houseplant killer – you get the color of nature without the upkeep.
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.
Botanical prints like these are fairly easy to find at thrift and antiques stores, and they can incorporate an old-fashioned luxury into the bedroom. Framed above the bed, they add a sense of nature and calm. “Painting everything ivory and white and the curtains the same color sets off the dark silhouette of the furniture,” says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." The Jenny Lind Spool bed, an old traveling trunk and shiplapped walls create a cozy feel.