Each spring I head to the westernmost part of Manhattan where the Architectural Digest Design Show is held. This year I grabbed one of my most glamorous clients and muses and headed to the piers!
This show did not disappoint! Maybe it’s because spring is in the air, but I kept noticing springtime colors and themes popping up all over. The larger-than-life floral artwork by Benjamin Langford is surreal and beautiful. I could see a single flower used as wall art or even multiples for a dramatic look.
Flowers by Benjamin Langford
Dagmara Weinberg’s fine art photography of cherry blossom trees is nothing short of breathtaking. I love using photography and well-curated work in my designs, and art like this would take any space—especially a nursery!—to a very chic and sophisticated place. Choose one or display a few in a group to give your child’s art collection a gorgeous head start!
Cherry Blossoms No.249 by Dagmara Weinberg
Kim Markel’s ethereal pieces were a standout. The color palette was fresh and springlike. Her chairs, tables and mirrors are made of recycled plastics, so they are “green” in more ways than one! Like translucent pieces of sea glass, her chairs seem to glow. I sat in one and they are as comfortable as they are magical.
Glow Chair by Kim Markel
Woodland nurseries are all the rage right now, and I love the nod to the outdoors. These embroidered textiles from Coral & Tusk would be perfect as upholstery or drapery in a luxury nursery space. Themes like camping, teepees, animals and even “magic eyes” come to life on their folky chic textiles!
Plumes Yardage by Coral & Tusk
Last but not least is this fun, funky and interactive approach to wallpaper. Brooklyn’s own Flat Vernacular puts the coloring book concept onto your walls! Springtime was a major theme in their patterns featuring birds, ice cream treats, flora and lots of fauna. This “color your own wallpaper” is an interactive accent wall that will change and come to life as your child tries to stay within the lines!
Pigeon Pizza Wallpaper by Flat Vernacular
The Architectural Digest Design Show is always as inspiring as it is fun! If you have the chance, get out there and check out design! Would you embrace any of these new looks and be a springtime trendsetter?