Monochromatic Monday :: Bold Blooms

By Jenn Rose Smith
Floral Inspiration Board | Camille Styles

Floral Inspiration Board | Camille Styles

As a pattern-loving child of the eighties and a Southern girl named after my great-grandmother, Rose, I think it’s safe to say that florals are in my DNA. I insisted on clinging to my Laura Ashley “Bramble” bedding all the way through college (and trust me when I say, that was not cool at the time.) So after a long pattern-phobic decade, I’m excited to see florals return this spring in the form of unexpected headpieces, decadent gowns and a few over-the-top photo backgrounds. I even tried to make one myself! My favorite applications of florals have always been bedsheets and romantic dresses, but this season I’m looking for new ways to incorporate it, too. Are y’all liking this trend? How do you incorporate florals into your wardrobe or home decor?

*images {row 1} scanned stock on deviant art, Elle Fanning photographed by Will Cotton for New York Magazine, Jessica Stam shot by Sølve Sundsbø {row 2} Oscar de la Renta gown photographed for Neiman Marcus by Erik Madigan Heck, cake photograph by Jeremy Beasley found via the lane, tablescape via martha stewart weddings, portrait of Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray {row 3} pomegrante and purple basil gin smash by bakers royale, roses found via tumblr (original source unknown) {row 4} flowers found via weheartit (original source unknown), girl in water by Anna Kozhukalo via ya-photography, floral gown by Oscar de la Renta available at Neiman Marcus