The Buzz | Interiors that Bloom on Breakfast Television

Tuesday started off with an explosion of flowers! I was a guest on Calgary’s Breakfast Television updating viewers on the latest and greatest trend of using floral patterns for your home. A lot of folks are at a loss as to how to incorporate these blossoming beauties in their interiors, and I was there to talk them through it! The key is to only add a touch – one item is more than enough. It can be a piece of upholstery or an accessory adorned with flowers. If you are going for a contemporary look, try a large-scale floral pattern with lots of negative space. Selecting a floral fabric for a small piece of upholstery like a bench or accent chair is an easy way to incorporate this look into your home. Flower printed or embroidered fabrics would make fabulous window coverings. Lampshades, pillows and other accessories are often a simple, seasonal way to add some pretty petals to your interiors. Here is more information on the blossoming beauties I highlighted on the show.


From left to right, the painterly Gloria pattern by Rubelli, Embroidered Delft Tulips on Linen by Colefax and Fowler, and a pretty printed linen by Chivasso called Beautiful.


From left to right, the exquisite Broderie Beusmesnil by Pierre Frey, Kirk Brummel’s Luxuriants Tracery sheer available through Brunschwig & Fils, and a young fresh pattern named Arcadia from Jane Churchill’s fabric collection.


From left to right, Kishore, a luxe silk blend from LorcaOsborne & Little’s spunky print Adara, and Morris & Co.’s embroidered linen Mary Isobel.


From Left to right, Tibetan rug pillow and Fiona ceramic lamp with embroidered shade available at Maria Tomas, Aqua and silver wallpaper from Designer’s Guild, Sanderson‘s Ione hydrangea-print paper and Sanderson‘s multi-coloured Primavera wallpaper.


The crewel and floral embroidered linen pillows were picked up at Homesense, and Anthropologie’s collection of ceramic vases is available both online and in store.



My Calgary interior design firm, Corea Sotropa Interior Design, is known for our sophisticated but fresh approach to residential interiors. We’d love to help you with your project. Please get in touch!

1 Comment on The Buzz | Interiors that Bloom on Breakfast Television

  1. Nyla
    October 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm (8 years ago)

    Bea-U-tiful Jacqueline! Love the fabrics and the vases from Anthropologie are adorable. So charming!

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