Garden-Related Motifs Show Up Throughout NYIGF

After the new florals in home design came out of Maison & Objet, we were happy to see even more garden-related interior design accessories show up at another recent and exciting design event, the New York International Gift Fair. As nice preludes to spring, birds, butterflies and even bugs were spotted as common motifs at NYIGF. Habitually Chic’s Heather Clawson did a great job covering the trends (not only for her blog, but also for national interior design magazine Elle Decor), with a myriad of examples depicting the whimsical and springy new patterns.

These butterfly paperweights from Two’s Company could keep us smiling thinking of lovely spring weather and dreaming of the gardens.

And these elegant pillows from Dransfield & Ross go to show that garden-related motifs like birds and flowers are here to stay.

If you’re planning your spring interior design and garden, contact or visit Marvin Gardens in Wilton, Connecticut, to find the perfect sophisticated accessories.

Images: 1 via Elle Decor; 2 Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

New Florals in Home Design

At Marvin Gardens we like to keep up with the latest design trends, and what better place to see them emerge than at home design trade shows like last week’s Maison & Objet in Paris? Design blog Apartment Therapy followed the action at the January event, and we were especially excited to see them report on a trend that ties in gardening and design: the new wave of floral patterns showing up on textiles and wallpapers.

These 2011 florals are far from subtle, instead embracing a more dramatic edge. In fact, they’re “over the top, decadent, often dark and very dramatic,” according to Apartment Therapy. Here are a few examples:

Designers Guild Wallpaper
Designers Guild Wallpaper
Decobel Fabric

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Images via Apartment Therapy