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Design Inspiration: Peonies & Flower Markets

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Design Inspiration: Peonies & Flower Markets

There’s a wonderful scene (among many wonderful scenes) in ‘To Catch a Thief’ where Cary Grant has a rendezvous at the Flower Market in Nice. It’s a marvellously vivid scene which doesn’t end well for Grant’s character John Robie but that’s a whole other story.

Using that iconic scene as my jumping off point for this week’s piece, I thought it would be romantic and inspiring to gather images of flower markets from around the world. Although I usually focus on sharing interior design insights and advice, sometimes just soaking up images and inspiration can spark great design ideas as well. And in any case, flowers are the perfect finishing touch in all great interior schemes.

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

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Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

If there’s anything thing better than an enormous bunch of the most beautiful flowers, it’s acres of flowers as far as the eye can see, preferably in every conceivable shade of pink.

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

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Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

Peonies-&-Flower-Markets-4As soon as you’ve bagged your bargains, there’s always the conundrum of how to transport your precious purchases home, so as ever we have some stylish inspiration . . .

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

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Once home you will need to unwrap your flowers, snip the stems and make sure they are put in clean water in sterilised vases to ensure they last as long as possible. If you’ve been perhaps a little over zealous with your purchases, you may need to improvise . . .

Design Inspiration: Peonies and Flower Markets

{PS The peony is in season in many parts of the world just now. It’s a short window so if this piece has inspired you, do rush out and grab an armful . . .}

 

 


 

Images: 1 Columbia Road Flower Market via Katie Mitchell | 2 Peonies via 8 rue Caffarelli | 3 Chanel bag with flowers via Elle Decoration | 4 Peonies in Paris via Georgianna Lane | 5 Pink peonies via The LANE | 6 Annabelle Fleur at the flower market via Viva Luxury | 7 Roses in brown paper via The LANE | 8 Claude Monet quote about flowers via Style Me Pretty | 9 Choosing peonies at the flower market via Katie Mitchell | 10 Peonies in brown paper via The LANE | 11 Pink roses in Paris via Rebecca Plotnick | 12 Tulips via Rubelle | 13 Pink hydrangeas via Lovisa Rosenborg | 14 Raspberry red and pink peonies via Dear September | 15 Paper bunches of pink peonies via Instagram | 16 Mound of peonies via The LANE | 17 Peonies at the Los Angeles Flower Market via Fleuropean | 18 Pale pink peonies in white containers via Pinterest | 19 San Francisco Flower Market via SF Girl by Bay | 20 Peony Season in Paris via Rebecca Plotnick | 21 Flower stall in Paris via Like / Want / Need | 22 Bicycle with flowers by SF Girl by Bay |23 Pink peonies at Columbia Road Flower Market by Katie Mitchell | 24 Belgrave Crescent tote with pink roses via Belgrave Crescent | 25 Peonies in the bath via SF Girl by Bay

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Louise Keane, Contributor This Is Glamorous
Interiors Editor, Edinburgh

Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.


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