This week is Chelsea Flower Show, where the world looks on and seeks inspiration from beautifully landscaped gardens, but most importantly in my book those gorgeous full blooms! I would say I am a keen (ish!) gardener, although not that good at it! I have to ask for a lot of advice from my mother in law about which plants / flowers to buy but one thing I am a quite good at is styling up my garden. I see the garden as a extension of number five, so making it look as gorgeous as the inside is a MUST. We have lots of pots and I love styling them up; placing lanterns in gaps, adding height with wooden sleepers and layering the space with gorgeous blooms! BUT this post isn’t about my garden (I need a few more flowers and some good snaps before I share with you) this post is about bringing those big, extravagant blooms into our interiors!
As some of you know I love a moody interior. Dark tones always get me excited. But dark tones and beautiful blooms, its a perfect match! The below is from Ellie Cashman Designs. She is US based, (so if you order you may get stung by import tax) but surely this wallpaper is worth it! It’s just beautiful. I would love to use this in a pitch black room with this featuring on a chimney breast with lots of dark mid-century furniture and sheep skins. Similar big floral print wallpaper and UK based can be found at House of Hackney and Sanderson
Talking of House of Hackney; this brand does big exuberant print so well. If you haven’t checked them out before you really should. You have probably seen their Hackney Empire print without knowing it was by HoH, as it was in every interiors mag going a year or so ago but it’s their Artemis sofa that totally has my heart. I have dreamt about this sofa many a time and would love to have this sofa in the new snuggy kitchen area to be created when the extension is built, but it is an investment piece & rather expensive! I’d love to style this up with crisp white walls and a huge oversized canvas in turquoise and orange. A real show piece for the home wouldn’t you agree?
A really great way to add big blooms and florals into any interior is using soft furnishings. I love this bedlinen from Bluebellgray which would look fab in any bedroom, whether in a dark toned room with heavy furniture or crisp white with mid-century pieces. I love the watercolour style of the print and the merging of colours; just such a gorgeous print.
Another way to add an unexpected touch of floral print to your home is in the bathroom. These towels against a brilliant white bathroom suite and some marble tiles would be an absolute styling dream! Yes they are expensive and from House of Hackney again (this isn’t sponsored by the way i just LOVE their work!) but florals are always on trend in my book. Now to start saving for them!
But the easiest way to add blooms to the home is to buy freshly cut flowers and style them with beautiful pieces in your home. It’s peony season (one of my favourites!) and I love to treat myself to a bunch from my local florist of floral Friday… and don’t they look gorgeous! My Instagram followers must be bored of this view, but I can not get enough!
I’ve also ordered my first flowers from Bloom & Wild too today; which is where the flowers of your choice get posted through the letter box to you. I can not wait for them to arrive tomorrow, and will let you all know my thoughts! I really do think it’s such a fab idea, i just hope they come through the post box looking beautiful and healthy!
Would add a show stopping piece or add a little touch with those Friday bunches of flowers?