In Botanical Style, popular stylist and bestselling author Selina Lake brings her signature romantic vintage style to the current trend for all things botanical.
The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, sets out the ingredients of the look – antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds and houseplants – as sources of fresh ideas to transform your home. Moving on, Selina explores five different facets of the style. Vintage Botanicals celebrates the gentle palette of floral watercolours and pressed flowers, while Boho Botanicals has a free-spirited 1970s vibe, with jungly potted plants and flower garlands. The varied textures and contemporary appeal of Industrial Botanicals give it a modern edge, combining polished concrete, rusted metal and laboratory glass with peeling paint and vintage science posters. Next, Natural Botanicals is based around antique prints and museum specimen cases for a nostalgic feel, while Tropical Botanicals features bold leafy motifs, cacti and palm trees for a glamorous retro flavour. Throughout the book, Selina’s DIY Makes and Style Tips provide suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones and ambience of botanical style at home.