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Fresh Finds for Spring

Brighten up your home and wardrobe, or find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, with new items handpicked by the editors of FLOWER magazine

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assorted colorful decorative pillows printed with nature-inspired artwork by Cynthia Wick in a new collection for Annie Selke Spring 2021 home decor collection

Annie Selke + Cynthia Wick 

Transform a room with a pop of color by adding a pillow or a fine art print bearing an exuberant landscape or woodland scene by painter Cynthia Wick in a new collection for Annie Selke. The Berkshires-based artist’s style and “genius eye for color” caught the attention of Annie Selke herself, president and chief vision officer of the eponymous home goods company. “Cynthia’s work hangs very happily in my house, and her friendship lives very happily in my heart,” Annie says. The collection, released late February 2021, brings to fruition the artist’s life-long dream to translate her art into usable and affordable textiles. “I hope that this collection will inspire our inner artists to take a risk—paint a wall a color you adore from one of the pillows—and reinvent how we see our own living spaces,” Cynthia says. Starting at $70, the collection includes 10 pillows and eight fine art prints, annieselke.com.

Clockwise from left: a vignette of home décor items from artist Hunt Slonem against his bunny wallpaper at Bergdorf Goodman for Spring 2021; Hunt Slonem plates in a variety of patterns; Hunt Slonem napkins.

HUNT SLONEM + BERGDORF GOODMAN

Esteemed artist, print maker, sculptor, and educator, Hunt Slonem has brought his signature whimsical style from the canvas to a line of luxury goods for home and fashion. Slonem’s famous bunnies, butterflies, birds, and more all magically come to life on impeccably made items such as handmade and individually painted one-of-a-kind pottery pieces, bed linens, cashmere throws, portrait plates, bowls, placemats, napkins, and decorative pillows, as well as cashmere sweaters, tote bags, beauty bags, hats, and scarfs. Bergdorf Goodman launched the collection in February with a “Hop-Up” shop (referencing Hunt’s love of bunnies) on their 7th floor loft space. From the wallpaper—a pattern the artist designed with Lee Jofa/Groundworks called Hutch—to the table settings, the retail space was designed as an expression of the signature Slonem palette and resembles the many historic homes he restores and collects.

“I’ve really enjoyed creating this collection,” says Slonem. It’s such a nice extension of what I do. I consider rabbits to be a sign of rebirth, so it’s fitting that the Hop Up Shop is a part of an exciting retail environment after the year we’ve all been through.” The collection will be housed on Bergdorf’s 7th floor through the end of May and is available at bergdorfgoodman.com and hopup.shop.

floral print shoes and bags from Sea Star Beachwear and Frances Valentine Spring 2021 collection

FRANCES VALENTINE + SEA STAR BEACHWEAR

Sea Star Beachwear, founded by Libby Fitzgerald in 2015, is all about the ultimate resort life with colorful and versatile pieces to take you from the beach to the bar. Its signature piece is a waterproof  espadrille based on the timeless design but with a rubber sole and neoprene upper. For the spring/summer 2021 collection, Sea Star introduces a collaboration with Frances Valentine, the lifestyle brand founded by Kate Spade and Elyce Arons. The pairing was a natural as both brands speak the same language. “We focus on things that are fun, easy, and colorful,” says Elyce. “This collaboration was a bright spot for us, and I’ve fallen in love all over again with Libby’s espadrilles and tote bags.” Naturally, we have fallen for the cheerful floral print on everything from slides to pouches. Launching April 1st at seastarbeachwear.com and francesvalentine.com.

shoes, including slides, sandals, and a sneaker from Margaux's Spring 2021 collection featuring floral prints by Schumacher

SCHUMACHER + MARGAUX

Collaboration is the name of the game these days and the one between Schumacher and Margaux shoes has our hearts racing a bit. The New York-based co-founders of Margaux, Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson, had a mission to create ”wear-everywhere shoes that keep us comfortable on our feet—no matter where the day takes us.” The pair realized how few options there were in the market for narrow and wider feet, so their size selection is impressive and when you add style to the equation, these shoes sing! The pair went through the Schumacher archives and plucked some floral prints to use with their designs. The result is flowers on your feet all day long. They even introduced a tennis shoe for the first time with velvet laces—feminine and fun. Available in early May, margauxny.com.

A tall, wide mirror with intricate floral details painted on the wide, off-white frame, props agains a pale pink wall between two windows flanked with soft cream-colored drapes. A chair upholstered in a floral print is visible in the background.

OVER THE MOON + FLEUR

Online shop Over the Moon now showcases New Orleans-based Fleur’s selection of hand-painted floral mirrors designed by artist Riley Sheehey. Riley was inspired by the Garden District in New Orleans. These unique mirrors will transform a room in a snap. Large scale or vanity size, these mirrors present delicate blooms with a scalloped edge on the outside or the inside of the frame. Don’t think these are only for girls’ bedrooms. The large ones (43 by 84 inches) make quite a statement in any room of the house. These are conversation-inducing gems that will become instant heirlooms. The frames are completely hand made with custom options. Prices start at $675, overthemoon.com and fleurhome.com.

wicker tulipiere and pineapple from Amanda Lindroth's Spring 2021 home decor collection

AMANDA LINDROTH

We love Amanda Lindroth’s coastal vibe and her reinterpretations of classics often in rattan and wicker. Adding to her collection this spring is a must-have tulipiére and pineapple. “Because we think consoles and dining tables should have both drama and humor, we made a stately wicker tulipiére and a wonderful giant pineapple. The tulipiére will shine with some leaves and blooms plucked from the garden and tumbling out of the little openings,” says Amanda. “The pineapple will say ‘welcome’ as it has always been a symbol of hospitality in the islands.” The tulipiére makes arranging with whatever you can forage a breeze and the pineapple just makes us smile! Launching mid-May; wicker pineapple and wicker tulipiére, $275 each, amandalindroth.com.

Read Flower‘s Q&A with Amanda Lindroth.

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By Alice Welsh Doyle

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