Flower Power

Our Intrinsic Love of Nature Is Trendy in Home Décor

Biophilia is a desire or tendency to commune with nature.

By Megan McDonald November 1, 2020 Published in the November-December 2020 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Rifle Paper Co.'s floral wallpaper

Rifle Paper Co.'s floral wallpaper

Petal Power

Florida-based Rifle Paper Co. is known for its whimsical designs and accessories, from cards to desk accessories to rugs and pillows. This fall, the company has launched both traditional and peel-and-stick wallpaper in its signature floral and nature-inspired prints; we think they would make a statement as a great accent wall or entryway design—or turn a powder room into a botanical jewel box. From $50 per roll, riflepaperco.com

Sparkle and Shine

Fill your space with gorgeous light with this 11-light chandelier. Featuring a delicate floral motif and dripping with crystals, this heirloom-quality piece is truly a showstopper. Choose from a variety of finishes, from aged gold to polished silver, and hang it in your dining room, foyer—even your bathroom, for the ultimate spa experience. $5,275 at Lyteworks, 816 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, (941) 745-2900, lyteworks.com

In Blooming Color

Sarasota textile artist Charlotte Osterman’s luxe silk-screened fabrics grace many a local home, and we can’t get enough of her Falling Orchid pattern, hand-printed in a variety of colorways from vibrant emerald green to classic black-and-white. It’s perfect for everything from upholstery to pillows; find it for $172 per yard at Pansy Bayou Design Studio, 1533 Dolphin St., Sarasota, (941) 413-5115, pansybayou.com and charlottetextiles.com

Shannon Kirsten Couch

Moth to a Flame

Bradenton artist Shannon Kirsten Couch has collaborated with big names like Hallmark and Anthropologie, and for good reason: her colorful, feminine work is both timeless and modern. This moth print is no exception; add to it any space where you want an extra pop of personality—and pink! $32 (unframed), shannonkirstenstudio.com

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