In the depths of winter sometimes it’s impossible not to think about spring - especially being a gardener and flower fanatic (I’m even counting down until May when I go to London for the Chelsea Flower Show!). With that said, it’s important to remember that winter is a season for reinvention, and the purpose of our home becomes even more a place of refuge, relaxation and entertaining. Botanical prints are more versatile than you may think - and for me they become even more meaningful in the cold winter months. A lovely botanical watercolor can mix in a salon style wall just as easily as it can be a statement over a sofa. I love big groups of botanical prints hung in a grid - I’m also more inclined to stack two or three for more impact, even if they are not a pair. Some of my favorite botanical prints of all time are by Mark Catesby - see an edited selection of his prints here.
As for some tips on framing botanical prints, archival framing is key. Avoid the horror of burn marks from old matting. There are no rules about framing - French mats, silk mats, and modern or traditional - it’s all about the effect you want in the space.