Things We Love: Botanical Prints

Nancy Corzine Design via Ava Living
There are any number of elements that combine in a room to make it come together seamlessly.
Amelia Handegan Design via Southern Accents

But if we had to pick just one thing that makes an incredible impact, I think it would have to be the art.

Sandra Nunnerly Designer via Architectural Digest
When it comes to what adorns our walls, sometimes we feel like oils get all the press.
Charles Birdsong Design via Southern Living
But, as lovely as a painting can be, we absolutely adore botanical prints.

A wall of simply framed botanical prints like these can have such an enormous impact in a space and make it seem instantly bigger, brighter and more fun.
Ken Gemes Design
Change the scale and dress up the frames and those same prints can look elegant, refined and staid.
 Richard Hallberg Design via Veranda
We love the bold green of these prints and the way the frame seems to fade away, showcasing the print. The way the green is mirrored on the table is so fabulous!
Emma Burns Design
Mirrored frames are always a favorite, and we like how the white mats around these prints really set off the art inside.
Bunny Williams Design
There’s nothing better than a set of botanical prints to anchor a wall with a lot of floor-to-ceiling space.
Liz Williams Designer
This set is perhaps our favorite. The mats add such a subtle contrast and the frames are so sophisticated. You really can use a botanical print in any room! 
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Things We Love: Venetian Mirrors


Of all the unique and wonderful things about Venice — the canals, the art and, of course, the prosecco — one of the best things these inventive people ever came up with was the Venetian mirror. The delicate curves, bevels and designs of these beauties make them a show-stopping addition to any room and, consequently, one of the things we deeply, absolutely love. And the Venetians weren’t even being vain when they devised such a lovely creation. No, they used mercury to back glass with tin foil to reflect light from candles to brighten up rooms. (We thought you might want a free history lesson today. Your welcome.) Five centuries and electricity later there are still few things as enchanting as the reflection of candlelight dancing across a room. Chandelier light works pretty well too. And the best part? Everyone looks better in the reflection of a truly beautiful mirror. Happy Monday, a.k.a. 11 shopping days left!

This first picture from Decorpad obviously features a stunning mirror, but what about that demilune console? Divine.

Vicki Saxton and Renee Prudhomme via Traditional Home

Domino Mag

This idea, from Gerald Pomeroy Design Group, is one of the best we’ve seen. A wall of mirrors in a bathroom is useful and often necessary but can get, well, boring. This Venetian in the center is fabulous and makes the whole thing so very interesting.

This room designed by Lisa Epley Interiors is graced by one of the most unique mirrors in the round up.

On this 20 degree day (I know that’s balmy compared to some of your weather, but, for us, it’s pretty chilly…) I would like to climb into this bubble bath. What an incredible tub! MA Belle Designs captured that ever-illusive duality of sleekness and warmth so magnificently here.

Massucco Warner Miller Design

The ever-chic Nancy Corzine really delivers in this bathroom fit for a queen. (Kate Middleton, if you’re reading this, you should really enlist her to spruce up the palace.)

There’s a hidden spot for every necessity in this bathroom by Robert Passal, Inc. The juxtaposition of the dark wood with the marble and mirror blends feminine and masculine effortlessly. (And Mom has that awesome shell in her house!)

Sarah Richardson, who, incidentally, can also be filed under “Things We Love” has a knack for channeling elegance whether she’s in a farmhouse or, in this case, a marble bath. The area makes a dramatic statement while also being functional and taking up very little space. Sarah, come on to North Carolina. Our houses can be “Sarah’s House” any day!

This whole room from Style Me Pretty is so glamorous. The lucite stools, the delicate roses… They are perfect but can’t hold a candle to those floor-length Venetians. Honey, one (or three) of those would make an excellent Christmas surprise!

Matthew Millman and Mical Venera Photographers

VT Interiors

Such an idyllic space for a little girl… We hope your day is just as dreamy!

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