Florence Welch’s Home Office is Colorful, Cottagecore Poetry

published Jun 6, 2021
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English singer-songwriter Florence Welch’s home office looks like the perfect spot to pen indie folk songs and poetry in. The lead vocalist of the rock band Florence and the Machine shared a glimpse into the swoonworthy pastel space on Instagram. Defined by romantic cottagecore features, Welch’s space takes design cues from traditional English countryside aesthetics and grandmillennial style. (Hello, floral daffodil wallpaper!) 

“Desk and daffodils x,” Welch captioned the post. The singer continued the daffodil theme with real yellow florals flanked in yellow vases, too. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the two doors and wall trims painted in a dreamy, calming shade of sage green that sandwich a white fireplace. On the floral-wallpapered wall, themes of nature and the outside continue with framed photos of birds and bird-shaped candle holders. 

The pièce de résistance? The golden gilded mirror. Other whimsical features in Welch’s home office include the bronze snail bookends — holding together titles from Patti Smith, Sylvia Plath, Nick Cave, and more — and the floral letter and postcard container. We’re taking major cottagecore design cues from the singer and “Useless Magic” author. 

Defined as a romanticized interpretation of western agricultural and rural life, the cottagecore aesthetic (one that not only spans home, but also fashion and food) has been around for quite some time, but has since flourished in the age of TikTok and Instagram. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, the aesthetic reached even new heights in the face of isolation and the desire to reconnect with the natural world.

Noemie Sérieux, founder of CottagecoreBlackFolks on Instagram, told Architectural Digest about the cozy phenomenon, “With ample time on our hands when the pandemic hit and quarantine became commonplace across the globe, we turned to finding fulfillment and purpose outside of our monetary potential — and cottagecore was the perfect vehicle.” 

Like her music and other works, Welch’s design eye is pure poetry.