I just love old botanical illustrations, don’t you? They were created with so much attention to detail to truly reflect and document nature, merging art and science. Lately they have become quite a trend and we’ve all seen it in some or other form, from framed wall art to wallpaper similar to this image below that I recently styled for Elle Decoration.
In the rest of this post, I’ve put together a selection of images merging together botanical art with modern day designs from décor to fashion all drawing inspiration form nature. Hope you love looking at it as much as I enjoyed grouping them together!
Image above: Photographed by Inge Prins, styled for Elle Decoration. Tape some pressed flowers on top of botanical photocopied prints onto a wall for a special event or home decoration. (Tip: Press the flowers for a day or 2 between thick books.)
These tiles and vases by Studio Glithero re-interprets the Blueprinting process, invented by chemist and botanist John Hershel in 1840 in search of new tools for explorers to document new species.
Image above left: Illustration from the late 1800’s (author unknown). Printable version available here. Image top right: Floral tights via herecomesyourman.tumblr.com. Image above right: Pretty floral handbag.
Image above left: Wallpaper designed by William Morris Rose, 1883 available at www.art.co.uk. Image above middle: Pots refurbished with floral fabric. Image above right: Wallpaper designed by Linda Florence.
Image above left: Illustration by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann available from art.co.uk. Image top right: “Miss Lacy”, a small armchair with a floral-patterned body cast in stainless steel by Philippe Starck designed for Driade. Image above right: Floral pattern outfit from Topshop.
Image top left: Illustration by Robert Thornton available from art.co.uk. Image top right: Cape Aloe Duck fabric from T&Ck. Images above (left & right): Aloe Aristata scatter cushion & Aloe St Verde scatter cusion both available from Weylandts.