There’s something endearingly vibrant about the term ‘flower power’. First used back in the late 1960’s and early 70’s to describe the style and fashion of anti-establishment young people – or hippies – as they partied with a message of peace and love, the phrase nowadays still offers a handy approximation of energetic, colourful design work. This can produce wonders in the home, with a comforting sense of natural positivity available through the use of exciting floral patterns and shapes.
Orla Kiely has long known all about flower power. The instantly recognisable floral print designs have become something of a trademark for the company, and have helped to bill itself as a gateway to luxurious and refined comfort. There’s nowhere more appropriate for this kind of resonant style than the bedroom, with the invitation to relax in glorious and beautifully crafted splendour always appreciated!
Retro inspired bedroom products on show from Orla Kiely at Dotmaison currently include the 70’s flower power bedding collection, a terrific series of fitted sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases all featuring the famous prints. Check out the Flower Bedding products for delightful evidence of this dedication to floral beauty. Including single and double pillowcases and duvet cases, the tomato collection features wonderful hues of tomato red, green, pink and grey. Also available in midnight blue, the 100% combed cotton articles of bedding can bring an alluring and eye-catching style to any bedroom.
Another design company with floral beauty in mind for relaxation is Bluebellgray. Taking a slightly more toned down approach to capturing the beauty of flowers and plants, the company concentrates on a watercolour-like effect in the creation of their bedding and fabrics. The Chloe Cushion (above) is a great example of exactly the kind of blissfully comforting wistful approach the designers do so well.
The company also has a complete set of bedding, with the abstract bedding collection bringing forth a whole collection of colourful floral inspired prints. Decorating duvet covers in these designs is an inspired idea, and can easily bring a beautiful and comforting sense of floral magesty in the bedroom. Flower Power, indeed!
Robert Monk August 30th, 2016