A short while back I had the pleasure of attending an interior styling event: Red’s botanical master class. Just a short stroll from Tuffnell Park tube station & set over 4 floors of a striking Victorian town house, it was breath taking. Curated & hosted in collaboration with The Joy of plants (part of the Flower Council of Holland) & Red Magazine, it was designed to show consumers how inspirational and versatile houseplants can look in the home, showcasing current top interior trends: Unexpected wild & Happy life.
Awaiting me was a morning filled with botanical beauty, out of this world interior styling, hands on creative sessions & a chance to meet one of my blogging idols, the hugely talented Geraldine, from Little Big Bell– who not only styled the kitchen in the happy life theme, but was generous enough with her time to share crafting secrets in the garden.
It occurred to me this past weekend (when I was replanting some neglected succulents I took away from the day), that I completely forgot to share this experience with you on here! (& I call myself a blogger?! #fail). If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll likely have seen some snaps of what I’m talking about.
So without further ado, Grab yourselves a cuppa rosy lee (I took lots of pictures & there are so many lovely, frugal ideas to share with you) & feast your eyes on some seriously eye-popping indoor foliage & trend inspiration!
I started the day in the basement, with Ian Drummond (indoor Garden design), creating a plant box designed to hang like a picture frame on the wall……
Moving onto the kitchen, where Geraldine styled it using fabulous accessories & bright pops of colour. This is quite possible my dream kitchen: I adore fresh, clean modern lines mixed with traditional aspects- the aga & amazing parquet flooring add this element.
Heading up the stair case ‘o’ dreams…
Now, I can’t say that the bathroom would be particularly functional, but frankly, who cares when it looks this tranquil?
The bedroom was styled by Marianne Cotterill (who, was an absolute sweetheart) Not just amazing to look at (& to smell. My goodness, the fresh scent was beautiful) it also included some super efficient ways to include botanicals in the home- such as the ‘air plants’ placed in a cork & stuck to the wall using white-tac. They only require a spritz of water occasionally- a brilliant idea for people like me who are incapable of keeping any other plants alive…
We had a little practice at being ‘the hostess with the mostest’ in the dining room, creating our own napkin rings, inspired by the unexpected wild theme…..
If you’ve made it this far, yippee! I’m nearly there, I promise!!
The conservatory area was flooded with natural light, enhanced even more so by a huge vintage mirror, & some quirky storage ideas….
Finally, out in the garden is where we were able to let out inner Picasso, on glass jars & ceramic pots with spray painting & gold leaf workshops. We also learnt how to make an inexpensive plant pot look tres chic with nothing other than some corking & copper wire …..
It really was such a lovely day, picking up some great tips for bringing nature into the home & I thoroughly enjoyed having a chinwag with all who were there. A Huge thanks to the team over at Red, all the experts, their tips, tricks & patience on the day!
What are you favourite ways of bringing nature into the home?