Springtime Inspiration

Spring is the time of plans and projects

- Leo Tolstoy -

We hope all of our readers had a lovely Easter weekend! For this blog we've drawn inspiration from the Springtime season, looking at places you can visit and some Spring mood board ideas if you're looking to lighten up your interior.

Springtime in London may be a little cloudy at times but nothing is so uplifting as a stunning display of bright yellow daffodils. They inspire poets to take up their pens and as you might have noticed, nature’s colours and imagery is a source of inspiration for us here at Devas Designs. With that in mind, one of our favourite places to visit in the Spring is the 'Wilderness Garden' at Hampton Court Palace for the natural daffodil planting and the formal gardens.

The designs below are by De Gournay who specialise in hand pained wallpaper, fabrics, furniture and porcelain. Their wallpapers and fabrics are based on 18th century Chinoiserie designs and always incorporate stunning floral designs. The yellow tones are reminiscent of the Springtime colours at Hampton Court and would be sure to brighten any room.

Last year at Decorex we discovered the brand Pooky, who design a range of charming lighting fittings and lampshades. Their designs are high quality but aim to remain affordable so are a go-to company if you are looking to add some seasonal colour to your home. We love their empire shade below in yellow silk ikat.

As well as auction houses, we also use 1stdibs for sourcing antiques and works of art for our clients. The work on the left is an etching by Henry Moore of a mother and child, we thought the glow of yellow would look wonderful alongside our spring suggestions. On the right is a beautiful work by John Piper in gouache made in the 1950s. If you are trying to add a splash of colour in to your interior, works of art can be wonderful way of changing or creating atmosphere.