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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.

Urban Flower Company

Yesterday afternoon, after the school run, I decided to visit my local florist, Urban Flower Company.  In part due to the need for beautiful blooms to cheer up a fickle day of rain but mainly to show support to a fellow creative who suffered a recent setback.

This setback was thousands of pounds of damage caused when a police car careered off the road during a chase and went through the shop front. You can read more about it in this Evening Standard article. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.

Now boarded up in the front, the business has continued to trade via a side entrance at the rear of the shop. I believe the local community have rallied with support.

The Urban Flower Company -  I have often admired the flowers stocked in this store alongside the talented creativity on display. The owner is 27 year old Matthew Richardson, who in a previous interview for Ham and High newspaper was quoted as saying he wants to be the face of flowers like Jamie Oliver is to food. He is definitely on that path as his store is popular with numerous celebrity clients and wedding bookings.

I went into the store with a simple glass bottle (picture at the very top) and within 2 minutes, Matthew had created the beautiful spring display for me in varying tones of blues – so perfect.

I also loved the Peonies and bought the pink one above, beautiful on its own in a simple glass vase.

I will definitely be making more regular visits in the future and hopefully be able to show you what new creations Matthew comes up with.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. x

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