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Hello! Back with my ‘A room in the house’ series where I pick a room and discuss an interiors related aspect, then endeavour to search for a similar product, hopefully at a more affordable price to help recreate the look. Today, I’m visiting my dining room, more specifically my dining table.

Recently, for a lunch party with good friends Will and Toby, I wanted to create a table that looked simple, yet fresh like Spring.

To do that, I chose some mint coloured, linen placemats from Designer’s Guild. You can find similar at H&M home.

To contrast the mint, I decided on a mix of grey and teal. My Ittala Teema plates were perfect for this. A budget option for similar plates can be found at Ikea.


Napkins are often colour matched with placemats, which at times could look dull, so I decided on the contrasting tone of teal.

The green glasses from Design House Stockholm and ombre pillar candles balanced the overall look. I bought my candles from Designer’s Guild.


Now a Spring table wouldn’t look right without fresh flowers. Here, I enlisted the help of my local talented florist Matthew Richardson from The Urban Flower company, who I have previously written about here and here.


After explaining to him about the colours that I would be using for the table, I left Matt to work his creative magic in my selected vases.


The pinks, yellows, oranges and violets he used were simply stunning. Each piece was a work of art.


I remembered previously interviewing Matt and he explained how his creations took fruition through instinct rather than set steps.


I think that is truly a sign of an artistic mind. Hope you’ve enjoyed my Spring lunch table and the cheer these floral arrangements have brought. Wishing you a wonderful and restful weekend.


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Just popping in to show you a magazine collaboration I did with Countlan magazine. It’s about creating a floral arrangement for a Summer table.

I have written and photographed the creation by my local florist Matt Richardson from The Urban Flower company.

I have previously written about Matt here. Do take a look at the magazine, it is packed full of many inspirational lifestyle ideas for entertaining.


Here are some close up views.


Have a lovely day all. x


Hello all! I previously posted about my talented local florist Matthew Richardson from The Urban Flower Company.

I revisited his store again to get some fresh blooms made up for a digital magazine collaboration. He made 2 floral arrangements for me, one of which I will show to you when published and the other is the pink beauty above.


A perfect Summer bouquet to cheer up the horrid grey and gloomy weather we’ve been experiencing in London.


Contained within a Mason jam jar are Issis roses, Cornflowers, Stocks, Bouvardias, Gelder roses and Fox gloves.


Matt’s floral arrangement is simply genius and like art. He tells me that he doesn’t follow a formula but is instinctive. I absolutely adore his use of layering, textures and vibrant colours. This is like my own little jar of the Chelsea flower show.

Wishing you all a beautiful week. x

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