Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Orchard Inspiration












Wonderful fabrics featuring organic, handdrawn style stripes, flower, fruit and leafy motifs.

I'm so fond of this delightful orchard–inspired palette, that features zesty citrus, bits of softness, and berry colors. Plenty of white and accents of grey creates breathing room for the print and keeps the look quite fresh, don't you think? A lovely nod to Provençal style, with a modern twist. I must say, I'm not typically drawn to fruity prints...but this one? So artfully created, and so perfectly colored, made me change my mind completely! Especially when placed in such an inviting, easy dining area, amongst fruit, flowers and soft, subdued paintwork...

( 01, 02, 08, 09 Toshi Otsuki, Victoria / 03, 04, 05, James Merell, Designer's Guild / 06 link / 07 David Arias )

19 comments:

  1. Oh Sarah! Lovely as always! This is such a dreamy post... I want to be in an orchard just relaxing in the sunshine right now!

    Hope your week is going well :)

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  2. How dreamy and beautiful!! I love everything you post!

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  3. your posts are such a breath of fresh air after a grueling day at workmin noisy New York Recognized the Renault 4l, we used to have one at the farm...Francine

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  4. each of these pictures is so idyllic. i love the first image and that adorable little parked car!
    xox alison

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  5. Oh this is really so gorgeous and relaxing, beautiful Sarah.

    Just catching up on some previous posts too, SJP looking very striking.

    Have a beautiful day,
    xoxo DJ

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  6. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Is it very silly of me if I just really, really want that fabulous bridge? Because if so, I'm silly...
    -SF

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  8. Skyla -- no, no, I totally get it! Who wouldn't? It's funny, I scanned these images (featuring the model) from an issue of Victoria magazine, from years ago...but some good things are just too good and remain classics forever, I think.

    Color Collective -- thank you so much :)

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  9. Hi Sarah,
    You always have the most beautiful images.I love your blog!!!
    Hugs
    Cecilia

    o

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  10. I love escaping with your posts to wherever your inspiration takes you. Beautiful post Sarah xx

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  11. Ohh Sarah what a beautiful post...! Totally dreaming...! those first 2 pictures are just daydreaming!

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  12. Very dreamy as one commentor said. I saw several images that actually made my shoulders relax, and I didn't know they were all drawn up!

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  13. Francine -- that is too funny! The picture of that car was taken by my boyfriend, while we were in the South of France -- in Mazan. It was too cute too pass by without a shot :)

    Rachel, Sasha, Tina -- thank you!

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  14. beautiful dresses! beautiful colors and fabrics!

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  15. oh so lovely... I'd love to have a fruit fabric like this one. hope you're having a beautiful day! xo

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  16. Caroline -- I'm not sure if they still have it, but it's from Designer's Guild :)

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  17. Mmm, so pretty my dear. I'm so happy to be back and be able to get inspired by your always gorgeous posts!

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  18. Beautiful! I love the deep red dress. What a fantastic color!
    Paula Grace ~

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  19. I absolutely love this dreamy post! The first image caught my eye and I included it in my blog post today, I hope you don't mind. Thank you for posting gorgeous inspiration for your followers. Please find a link to my blog post below, that includes a link to your image as well.

    http://tinyurl.com/3w5fytx

    xo Christina Leigh

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