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Petal Power: The Floral Trend is Here to Stay

Trend Report

Far from being a passing fancy, blooms, buds and blossoms continue to permeate modern design with their intoxicating beauty.

Pendant Lights

Flowers are, it's safe to say, having a prolonged modern design moment. The floral trend of the last few years shows no signs of wilting. Lavishly present in innovative lamps—like Kartell's best-selling Bloom collection, above, still fresh, nearly a decade after its arrival—ravishing lounge chairs, and sumptuous contemporary rugs, flower power is proving to be more potent than ever.

Accent Seating

Few recent lounge chairs make as convincing a case for florals as GUBI's Beetle Print Lounge Chair, already a modern furniture favorite, resplendent in a range of brilliant floral colorways. Kartell's Mademoiselle Chair remains especially joyful, swathed in flowery Missoni prints, and lavish, blossom-laden textiles by GAN Rugs are one way to turn accent seating into statement pieces.

Floral Wallpaper

Just when you thought floral wallpapers were a thing of the past, along come irresistible flowery motifs from stellar design names. The Tempaper Peonies pattern, above, presents linear, oversized blooms in subtle colorways, sans long-term commitment. Aimee Wilder's Pop Floral motif goes big, bold and stylized, while Paper Flowers from NLXL fools the eye with layers of paper cut-outs.

Throw Pillows

Harness flower power instantly with a throw pillow or two. Surya's striking Agapanthus Pillow, above. illustrates the beauty of a single bloom, while Ferm Living's all-over floral Salon Cushion shows why more is sometimes better. Thomaspaul vintage botanical prints repackage old-world charm for a modern age, and Jiti's hand embroidered pillows make a vivid case for the human touch.


Traditional flowery rugs, be gone! Modern carpets are abloom with innovative floral patterns, like Moooi's Eden Queen Rug, featuring a sumptuous photo-realistic vignette, while Nanimarquina's Field of Flowers gets literal with a plush carpet of individually fashioned felt flowers. GAN Rugs has it both ways with richly textured, thoroughly modern floral motifs that leverage ancient hand-applied craft.