the ETSY scoop: pattern part two

As a follow up to last weeks scoop, which was all about pattern, here are a few more for you to peruse.  Today I’m going to talk about florals! yay!

Floral patterns have a long standing date with the design world.  There is a floral for every style.  Traditionally we’ve seen floral patterns that are more true to nature in color, detail and style, than those which are popular today.

The trend in florals seems to be much more stylized version of their detailed and ornate counterparts. Although most florals are stylized to some degree, these trendy designs are highly stylized in one way or another.

DEFINE please….
Stylized:  to depict or treat in a mannered and nonrealistic style


1, 3, and 5 Simply Divine by Joann  2 and 4 Willa Skye Home

Some florals are more stylized in form (see #’s 3 and 5 above) while others more in color (see #’s 6 and 10 below).  A floral may be detailed in line, meaning the image is less stylized and slightly more true to reality, but it will have less color detail and present with a more monochromatic scheme, or be limited to neutrals paired with one or two main colours (see #’s 1, 2 and 4 above).  Others may be stylized in both form and colour (see #’s 3, 5, 7 and 8).


6 and 8  Simply Divine by Joann  7, 9 and 10 Berdel Home


We also have the florals that are stylized in color in a more detailed manner.  These make more use of shades and hues, but again they are stylized in that the chosen colours are not true to reality, but are much more bold and dramatic (see #’s 6 and 10 above).

Are ya still with me?  Too much info?  Lets finish off by enjoying some more neutralized florals…….


All pillows above from Seams To Me


Aren’t they lovely?  Simple, and beautiful.

I definitely have my favourite patterns, and at the end of this series I will post those for you.  Next week?  We’ll move on to geometrics, and let me tell you this might be my favorite category…..



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