One of my favorite things to do in autumn is to take early morning walks when the mist still lingers. I hike the trails of my local regional park with the leaves crunching under my feet and I soak in that smell of fall in the air, a scent that’s only present this time of year.
Being outdoors is an endless source of inspiration for me and one thing I know to be true: when it comes to scale and color, nature always gets it right. Have you ever studied a blooming branch or trailing vine? Without fail, each leaf is always in perfect proportion, the larger ones forming the base of the design and the smaller leaves trickling down or projecting out, displaying the plant’s more delicate side.
Designers can translate nature’s designs to fabrics literally and figuratively, and I find more than any other, botanical prints are the ones that catch my eye. I love a classic interpretation but also an abstract one, where brushstrokes give the impression of petals, stems, and leaves.
I spied these beautiful botanical fabrics in fall hues, perfect for your autumn tables, pillows, or window treatments.
flax, stacy garcia (three colorways)
botany, full bloom (three colorways)
And of course one of my favorite botanical fabrics is my own design!
reverie (three colorways)
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