Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ALL AFLUTTER


Last weekends arctic chill led me and my daughter to the Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Conservatory for a dose of tropical splendor. The museum's annual installation houses over 500 butterflies from around the world in a recreated tropical forest. Did you say tropical?  Their heated habitat became apparent the minute I entered the sealed double doors and a wave of 82 degree hit my face. The cashmere sweater that seemed to be such a good idea that morning was quickly discarded-thankfully I had a tank on underneath! The butterflies were gorgeous-fluttering about the lush fauna, feeding on bananas and oranges and posing for pictures. The conservatory reminded me of the much talked about butterfly wallpaper that enveloped a stylish apartment in Domino.  The room was striking, bold and daring, and while I wanted to embrace the butterfly, it was all a bit too much for me. I would love to use  Wallpaper Collective's chic Butterfly Jubilee in raspberry/earl gray or raspberry/honey. The bold butterfly graphic and elegant, sophisticated background would be stunning in a bedroom.  And you won't have to take your sweater off-unless you want to!





10 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love the butterfly shot! We went to the Smithsonian butterfly exhibit in November. A perfect antidote to a cold winter's day!

Anne at Bird/Like said...

A delightful moment of vicarious tropicalness, thank you! I'd love the wallpaper for a powder room or a dressing room!

The Buzz said...

Butterflies are the best! Your post reminds me of the time we took the boys and a huge blue morpho landed on my son (he as four at the time). The look of awe that came across his face was priceless! Hope you are well and that we'll see you at the NYGF later this month.
xxoo

red ticking said...

you know what i am thinking dont you??? add it to the mix baby! xoxo

Design Elements said...

the butterfly shot is great!

Emom said...

Fun! love it all....smiles.

The enchanted home said...

Butterflies are so beautiful and have been myself to this fascinating exhibit. The wallpaper is such fun and so different, nice to change things up a bit for a change!
Good luck in the snow.....

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, i love that exhibit! And butterflies in general. One of the most magical, beautiful little creatures ever created.

Fluttering toward bed!
xo Elizabeth

mydesignchic said...

So beautiful...was just looking at gorgeous butterfly prints, and this makes me want them more!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I adore butteflies, and thanks for the much -needed reminder of spring! Also, I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger award. Stop by when you get a moment!!