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Flower Power


Denver’s Raina Cox, the hip—and hilarious—designer behind the popular blog If The Lamp Shade Fits, reveals her favorite floral finds.

(Cox’s floral picks are pictured below and their descriptions begin at top left and go clockwise.)

Light Bright

“Golden Murano glass petals unfurl to create a showstopper of a chandelier. Create design drama by using this traditional piece in a contemporary setting.”
Cyan Design Moritz pendant in yellow, $2,512.

Little Blossoms

“Add this trio of petaled forget-me-nots to a changing table or a simple dresser for a delicate touch in a nursery.”
Floral Burst knob in forget-me-not, $8.

Eat Your Greens

“Greens are everywhere this summer, from chartreuse
to teal, thanks to Pantone’s Color of 2013: emerald.”
Marin Flora 8.25-inch plate, $8.95.

Fluff It Up

“Happy-chic purveyor Jonathan Adler picks the perfect mid-century modern bloom to brighten a sofa or chair.”
Jonathan Adler Brasilia flower pillow, $145.
Jonathan Adler, 158 Fillmore St., Denver, 303-377-1742,

Summery Storage

“Thousands of tiny pieces of ethically-culled bone are hand-inlaid in this lapis-colored chest. Brighten up an entry or flank a bed for storage with a flourish.”
Hilliard two-drawer chest, $2,259.

Golden Glow

“Put this dynamic, handmade golden floor lamp next to a chair that needs a little zing.”
Stray Dog Designs Vertical Garden floor lamp, $998.

Sitting Pretty

“At a Palm Springs spa, Grandpa’s wingback slimmed down and found itself.”
Victor armchair in Sarah Campbell Floral Ivory/Green, $749. West Elm, 2955 E. First Ave., Denver, 303-320-1001,


“One weed Coloradans can agree on: delicate cow parsley to dress up a kitchen or powder room.”
Cole & Son Cow Parsley wallpaper, $176 per single roll (suggested retail). Available through the trade at Kravet/Lee Jofa, Denver Design District, 595 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-733-1891

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