The Cool House: Wallflowers

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Look at all the pretty flowers, not decals but 3D representations. For all styles and all budgets:

High end designer decor from Amy Lau for Kip's Bay House 2009 via This photo really doesn't do the installation justice. Visit wallcovering firm Maya Romanoff to appreciate the achievement of Amy Lau and paper artist, Jo Lynn Alcorn or tour the townhouse now until Sunday, May 17th.

Malin Lundmark painted steel Flower Hooks. $58 for three @ Abitare

Wallflower Wall Decor from Umbra. Available in pink, kiwi, white, and black $37 per set of 25 magnet mounted polypropylene flowers.

This post was written as part of the Hooked on Houses blog fest. Julia is having a Grey Gardens obsession today. Grey Gardens is in the Hamptons on the south shore of Long Island, right at the other end of Suffolk County from Beach House but it's all Long Island, all the time.. I'm also upcycling it to Fifi Flowers Design Decor because it's the eco-friendly thing to do this week AND because she's drinking champagne in Champagne, France.


Jen said...

All I can think about is the dust they will collect.

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

I have not seen the 3D ones before...thanks for sharing. They look fabulous in the first photo... like Jenni mentioned, what about keeping them clean?

Terry said...

Oh Jenni, I'm the duster in chief, wife is the sneezer in chief. There are some things I don't dust unless wifey is out of the state. These wallflowers are great but best left to a pro to dust.

modernemama said...

people, people, don't you think people who can afford handmade wallflowers have people to dust?

Petunia said...

What a FAB idea! And who cares about dust. Sometimes what is most fashionable requires a bit of work to maintain!

Fifi Flowers said...

THose white ones in the entry are FAB and FASHIONABLE for sure!!!
ENJOY your weekend!
PS I love that Petunia doesn't mine the dust... perhaps if I get them she will come dust them or at least send some help to do it for moi!

DesignTies said...

Oh, this is weird -- I JUST read about the wallflowers from Umbra in one of my decor magazines this afternoon!! They were invented here in Canada by a student at the Ontario College of Art & Design. The wallflowers were her thesis project. Some Umbra style seekers saw them at the students' end-of-year showcase, and they were hooked too :-)

I think one of those Swiffer duster thingies would make quick work of dusting them :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

modernemama said...

Tee hee. If I had to worry about dust this much I wouldn't have dogs, cats, plants, curtains... or flowers for that matter.

Why S? said...

As an ignorant youth, I once rolled my eyes at my mother for commenting on how much dust some item or other would collect. She was to be pitied.

It's all so different now. And still, that is a lovely wall. I once did something similar with eucalyptus leaves I'd painted gold and attached to a wall painted cobalt blue. It did get dusty but not unbearably so.

Decor To Adore said...

I love the 3d aspect of the flowers.

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Pearl Maple said...

That looks fabulous, it is amazing what a few little creative touches here and there will do to make a house a home. Thanks for sharing.