May Blossoms

Magnolia tree in Notting Hill. Fine art print available from Georgianna Lane

Magnolia tree in Notting Hill. Fine art print available from Georgianna Lane

Spring can sometimes be so very cruel in Chicago. One day it is a beautiful sunny 60 degrees out and the next day it's hailing. Even in the midst of our tumultuous weather the flowers persevere. I'll admit that it is always a little sad to see wee flowers pushing up through the ground that have been beaten down by hail. Yet the city is blooming, which is what inspired this month's color mood board

I'll admit that I'm not a very 'pink' person. It is a color I rarely wear and I never had in my own home until recently. I'm starting to embrace pastels, especially when paired with a darker neutral color. 

Looking at the color options below and the red flowers above, pink pairs really well with deep pinks, reds and oranges. Plus adding that cherry blossom stencil makes this room sing. 

Another great way to incorporate spring blooms are through the blooms themselves! I love how understated the cherry blossom and magnolia are below and how different each looks in their unique setting. 

If you don't want to embrace too much pink then bring it in through a pillow or through a bouquet. If you are feeling bold then go for it and stencil some cherry blooms in your room. 

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