Springtime Design: Tulips as Inspiration

Sure, it may have been a super soggy weekend in Seattle, but the tulips are still around, wrapping up their glorious, color-saturated spring season. On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine had a gorgeous image of a tulip field in the Netherlands (see the stunning portfolio by Julian Faulhaber here), which got me thinking more about this cheerful bloom. From the iconic Saarinen Tulip chair to tulip-print pillows and wallpaper, this flower is certainly a happy image to place in any room. Do you have more tulip inspiration? Please share!

Images shown above:

1) Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, available at DWR.com

2) Tulip pillow via Etsy: Mazizmuse

3) Tulip Fever from Tanakawho's astounding Flickr stream

4) Little Tulip Chair by Pierre Paulin, available at HiveModern.com

5) Irene parrot tulips just made an appearance on Design*Sponge's lovely Flowers A-Z

6) Two dramatic tulip-inspired wallpapers: from www.jordanlandin.com and Amy Butler, Temple Tulips wallpaper via Graham & Brown

7) Tulip pillow via Etsy: Antracitproduction

8) Tulip family lamps by De La Espada, available at HiveModern.com

9) A clever Tulip-chair pillow via Etsy: StudioTree

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