In the brief, yearlong history of our DS hashtag challenges, none have taken off as quickly as #DSFloral, our ode to beautiful flowers of all kinds (real, drawn, sculpted, etc.). As I’m writing this post on Sunday night, over 12,000 photos have been shared in just a month — a record for any of our challenges and a clear sign that our community knows a thing or two about flowers.
I hesitated at first to do this challenge because I thought people might be tired of flowers, but instead readers have asked us to keep it going longer and the entries keep coming in droves. I extended the contest by a few weeks and today I’m finally settling in to share 25 of my absolute favorites from the 12,000+ amazing photos you’ve all shared with us. Thank you to everyone who entered these incredibly creative photographs and to all who continue to share them with us. I’ll keep sharing our favorites on Instagram going forward because these are way too good to let go. I hope you’ll check out the entire feed if you’re looking for floral inspiration of any type. From lush garden arrangements, to delicate paper flowers, to stunning painted works of art, this feed is full of the sorts of images that will stay in your mind — and inspire your home — for years to come. xo, grace