Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Botanical Inspiration.

As I was searching for the perfect  
I came across a lot of other Inspiring Botanical Photos.

One of them was of 


It was such a beautiful glass building that I had to include it in today's post!

"Opened in 1991, Curitiba's trademark botanical garden was created in the style of French gardens. Once the portal of entry, may be seen extensive gardens in the French style in the midst of fountainswaterfalls and lakes, and the main greenhouse of 458 square meters, which shelters in its interior, copies plants characteristic of tropical regions. It rolls out its carpet of flowers to the visitors right at the entrance. This occupies 240.000 m² in area. The principal greenhouse, in an art nouveau style with a modernmetallic structure, resembles the mid-19th century Crystal Palace in London. The Botanic Museum, which provides a national reference collection of native flora, attracts researchers from all over the world. It includes many botanic species from the moistAtlantic Forests of eastern Brazil."

"The native forest is filled with paths for strolling. Behind the greenhouse is the Museum of Franz Krajcberg, the Polish Brazilian artist who took up the cause of environmental conservation; with 1,320 square meters of area, divided into multimedia classrooms, an auditorium with 60 seats and lounge with several exhibitions of works donated by visual artist, represented by sculptures and reliefs, as well as photographsvideos, publications and educational materials."

"In the other side is the Botanical Museum, a wooden building which entrance using a bridge made of wood also. Actually, the Botanical Museum of Curitiba has the fourth largest herbarium in the country. In front of the construction there is a pond with carpturtlesteal,herons, etc., and offers a lake, an auditorium, a library, an expositions area, a theatretennis courts and a cycle track."

So this is one of the prints that I love...

Then I got looking into Botanical Inspired Design...
 Jewellery...anything I could find :)

Botanical prints on the couch, the curtains 
and even on the lampshade..

Click on the link below the pic to see the rest of this amazingly cute little house that was redone by countryliving!

This stunning necklace was from an etsy store called 
Check them out for other pretty flowery things!

This sink from Kohler was actually the first thing that inspired 
me to dedicate an entire post to botanical prints.

It's the perfect way to add an unexpected pop of 
floral "retroness" to any washroom.

An elegant master bedroom from a house featured in home & design
 makes botanical prints sophisticated by having them on the curtains and embroidered on the wall.

I don't actually remember where I came across these two pics...
BUT they look gorgeous against each other.

LOVE that Raspberry colour.
LOVE the printed table.

This FRESH Conservatory was named #1 in 
housetohome's top ten conservatories.

This is what they had to say about the room:

"It's easy to go overboard with a botanical scheme in a conservatory, but this room gets the balance just right. The leaf-print is tamed with the dark wicker sofa andneutral flooring."

AND here are some more great BOTANICAL 
ways to adorn yourself and your house!

So there it is folks....BOTANICAL INSPIRATION.

Now if only it were spring.

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