There were 5 other designers who were each asked to style a room in the same Victorian house, in North London.
Their themes were very different to mine, hence a separate blog post.
The 2 themes in question were the Eco Luxe and Unexpected Wild trends.
Materials for the Eco Luxe trend included rough stone, unfinished and polished wood, smooth stainless steel and copper.
Toned down greens were used as part of the natural look, copper for a touch of luxury, powerful yellow ochre and black for clarity and order, and white for spaciousness.
Those pots created from copper sheet foil were simply stunning and that botanical print dress completed the look of the wall. Beautiful shallow bowls of smooth contours, filled with green shoots were stacked on this elegant dressing table.
Examples of Eco Luxe plants are the Monstera and Dracena, that display gradations of colour from dark green to rust and hanging plants such as Nepenthus. Natural textures and materials were inter mingled and layered, creating a sense of depth. Green was accentuated by metal black, white and wood, all working harmoniously. Terrariums and upcycled milk bottles were used to display plants.
That Cire Trudon candle really set the mood for the room. Such a great idea to use recycled corks to display succulents.Next, is the work of Lucy Serafi, owner of The Urban Botanist, with her own interpretation of Eco Luxe.
Love those Copper bottles flanked by beautifully styled Terrariums.
Ian’s brief, the Unexpected Wild trend, was to create “an aura of relaxation, as if nature was allowed to run free. To showcase irregular, robust shapes that have a simple natural look alongside natural tints and terracottas.”
Take a look at the bathroom he styled below.
What luxury, to have a fireplace in the bathroom surrounded by wild and lush greens.
How about this for an after work soak? It’s like taking a dip in the wilderness.
More bathroom creativity.Naturally, I had to snap this as it was colourful, and such an amazing idea for bubble bath storage. The Unexpected Wild theme continued into the dining room.
This was styled by Red Magazine’s Interiors Editor, Sarah Keady.
Love the idea of foliage in glass jars of varying sizes, that adorned both the fireplace and dining table.
A natural tone of wood and creams. The look had been softened by the use of Asparagus ferns in the place settings. Old step ladders and crates with vintage books were used to display potted greens. A closer view. Here, Joanna Thornhill, also a stylist, has put her interpretation too on the Unexpected Wild theme, but with pops of colour. Love this idea of sprouting bulbs from glass jars.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the green inspiration.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with my fellow designer friends.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.