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Botany of Desire: 16 Favorite Botanical Prints as Decor

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Botany of Desire: 16 Favorite Botanical Prints as Decor

August 8, 2017

A favorite design detail, noted recently: vintage botanical prints in kitchens, bedrooms, and hotel guest rooms. Framed alone or in groups, or taped simply to the wall, they add the subtle air of a greenhouse or naturalist’s dusty library of specimens. Here are 16 ideas:

the owner of a lisbon inn sourced bright botanical charts, originally from a ge 9
Above: The owner of a Lisbon inn sourced bright botanical charts, originally from a German primary school, from a shop in Madrid and hung them as posters. See Steal This Look: A Portuguese Bedroom with Vintage Charm.
spotted on elsie green: charmingly faded pressed botanicals. see current obsess 10
Above: Spotted on Elsie Green: charmingly faded pressed botanicals. See Current Obsessions: The Summer Cottage
another bedroom at baixa house features framed, pressed flora. see steal this l 11
Above: Another bedroom at Baixa House features framed, pressed flora. See Steal This Look: A Portuguese Bedroom with Vintage Charm.
a small botanical print, clipped above a work table, in the studio of a lisbon  12
Above: A small botanical print, clipped above a work table, in the studio of a Lisbon ceramicist. See Artful Ceramics by Way of Lisbon.
two small prints in wood frames, along with ochre table lamps, add the only col 13
Above: Two small prints in wood frames, along with ochre table lamps, add the only color to a guest house at Portuguese hotel. See The Lisboans: Apartments in Portugal with Vintage Style, Breakfast Included. Photograph by Rodrigo Cardoso.
 a print of the shrub gorse, native to ireland, by irish design studio sup 14
Above: A print of the shrub Gorse, native to Ireland, by Irish design studio Superfolk hangs beside a doorway. See Favorite Botanical Illustrations: Our 10 Best Sources for Vintage and New over on Gardenista.
in the uk, a more formal arrangement: wildflower botanical prints hang in a gri 15
Above: In the UK, a more formal arrangement: Wildflower botanical prints hang in a grid above the morning coffee station at The Rectory Hotel: A Chintz-Free Country House in the Cotswolds.
in a favorite canadian summer cottage, a vintage dresser, found via a swedish a 16
Above: In a favorite Canadian summer cottage, a vintage dresser, found via a Swedish auction, is papered with botanical prints. For the full house tour, see O Canada: Mjölk’s Renovated Scandi-Style Cabin on a Lake. Photograph by Juli Baker.
a workspace vignette featuring a reproduction of a vintage botanical chart. to  17
Above: A workspace vignette featuring a reproduction of a vintage botanical chart. To purchase, see Nature Conservancy: Vintage-Style Botanical Posters.
look carefully: a postcard sized botanical drawing, roots and all, hangs above  18
Above: Look carefully: A postcard-sized botanical drawing, roots and all, hangs above the counter in this Amsterdam kitchen. See Next-to-No-Cost Decorating: At Home with Two Amsterdam Creatives. Photograph by Jeltje Janmaat via House of C.
in an earlier iteration of the canadian cottage, oversized botanical posters hu 19
Above: In an earlier iteration of the Canadian cottage, oversized botanical posters hung in the dining room. See Unveiled: Canada’s Most Beautiful Guest Cottage.
new from moebe in collaboration with norm architects and paper collective: 20
Above: New from Moebe in collaboration with Norm Architects and Paper Collective: Floating Leaves, a series of modern framed botanicals. (See also: Current Obsessions.)
framed, hand pressed flora is almost geometric at a london hotel with a sense o 21
Above: Framed, hand-pressed flora is almost geometric at A London Hotel with a Sense of Joie de Vivre. Photograph by Karel Balas.
an impromptu display: tiny botanical postcards are taped to a marble wall in ki 22
Above: An impromptu display: tiny botanical postcards are taped to a marble wall in Kitchen of the Week: A Subtly Splendid Kitchen in North London.
pin it: at greenhouse: a natural wine bar in paris, found botanical drawings ar 23
Above: Pin it: At GreenHouse: A Natural Wine Bar in Paris, found botanical drawings are clipped to one wall. Photograph by Alison Engstrom.
pressed seaweed, shown here on the mantel in justine&#8\2\17;s cape cod cot 24
Above: Pressed seaweed, shown here on the mantel in Justine’s Cape Cod cottage, is a watery alternative to land-based flora. For full instructions, see DIY: Pressed Seaweed Prints.

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