Art Crush/ Floral Installation Artist Rebecca Louise Law

Imagine walking into a floral installation, better still…a hanging garden. That kind of situation is stimuli overload and I’m pretty sure I would die happy right then and there. Maybe you’re with me on this, but I have a maddening inner struggle with my love for fresh flowers. It’s my go-to at the farmers market each Saturday (along with avocadoes, of course), but I can’t shake the notion that I’ve aided in their demise by cutting them from their rooted life. Then I came across the work of Rebecca Louise Law, an Installation Artist based in East London, specialising in artworks made with natural materials, namely flora. Law is passionate about natural change and preservation, allowing her work to evolve as nature takes its course and offering an alternative concept of beauty. Here’s her take (via Huffington Post), “Flowers have become some throwaway thing you buy at a supermarket,” she says, “but all aspects of nature, even the decaying process, have value.” In fact, her ideal project is one that would never stop growing: “I’d love to do a permanent installation in a church or a lighthouse that I can always add to,” Law says, “where people can watch new and old flowers change and age over years and years”. “As an art student at England’s Newcastle University, Rebecca Louise Law wanted her nature-inspired oil paintings to invite viewers into a captivating setting, but didn’t think a flat canvas was up to the task. “I needed new materials to create an immersive experience,” says Law, 34. So she tapped into her roots for inspiration — “My dad is a gardener and grows thousands of flowers. It was crazy for me not to use them!” With help from her green-thumbed pop, she began hauling carloads of bouquets to her studio and sculpting 3-D installations that could spring from a wall or hang from a ceiling.” Daydreaming goals, you guys. [See more of Law’s work here + this Huffington Post article, as well]

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Floral Tree Decorating Ideas

I think we can all count on Martha to bring home a creatively decorated Christmas tree. I want flowers all over the tree too, don’t you? You can handcraft your own or, for a super easy DIY, buy a stash at the craft store and…TA DA! The prettiest floral tree at the ready. Traditional, sure. And just quirky enough to make you proud. I’m going to try my hand at it this season. And while we’re on the subject, check out this cool one with a colorful twist.  Floral fantasies to the rescue!  

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Floral Shoes for Summer

Summer is officially upon us! And what better way to celebrate than adding more flowers to your wardrobe? No better way, I’d say. Floral everything, always. With that, I’ve rounded up a wildly gorgeous (and budget diverse) sampling of shoes that’ll make you feel like you’re meandering through a perpetual garden… Money no object, what’s your favorite? [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 ]

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Make / 68 / Mother’s Day corsage

Now here’s a twist on giving a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. Wouldn’t gifting (or wearing. or both!) a floral corsage be such a sweet idea? I might have to start doing this on the daily. [ full DIY over on house that lars built ]

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Floral Wallpaper / Nursery

Hooooooooooolllllly cow. Have you guys seen this floral wallpaper nursery, designed by Emily Henderson? I’m seeing snippets of it all over social media and thought it only right to share it here for you, just in case. So you won’t miss out an’ all. The wholly delightful nature of the color palette and the boldness of the print might at first seem too overwhelming for a nursery (or any room?) but I respectfully disagree. I think it’s the perfect combination of everything to uplift, stimulate, soothe, and inspire. Plus, once you get hit with the chaos of dirty diapers and 2am feedings, at least you’d have this beauty to balance things out a little. I feel all kinds of adoration… Hop on over here to see more of the nursery reveal.

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Winter Floral Photoshoot

That gold. The deep winter red. The light. My heart explodes with how powerful these simply styled images are. Part two from the Designlovefest floral photoshoot with Jesse Chamberlin and Moon Canyon (part one here!). And what a pretty color combo to dive into Christmas week… There’s wall space in my home that I want to update in the new year and I’ve got my eye on one of these to fill it in. Now to narrow down the choices.

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