As I spend most of my time sitting at a desk, I am feeling the need to get more connected with nature. Taking time out to unwind outside to relax and breath out. Many years ago I started Nature in the Home – with an attempt to bring in natural elements to my every day, to relax and revive me. Research indicates that our health is intricately connected to the timeless rhythms of the natural world and much architecture and interior design
I am obsessed with plants. Yeah you already knew that thought didn’t you – no shocking revelation there! But, what you may not know is I’m not very good at keeping them. I have every great intention of lovingly caring for my house plants, but life, time, and knowledge gets in the way. 8 times of 10, the pretty little plant dies within a couple of months. What I need is a book that shows me how to care for
Instagram has and always will be a huge source of inspiration for me. For example: Conservatory Archives on Hackney Road in London, is a place I have seen through the eyes of many an Instagrammer. House plants, botanical goodness and that floor! I had to go – one day! The trouble with living in Bristol – no let me rephrase that – the beauty of Bristol is it’s location, the South West with the countryside on it’s doorstep. The downside
Plants are the new black – is that a thing? Oh yes I do believe it is! Everywhere you look nowadays on Instagram especially there is botanical inspiration galore. From new hashtags popping up to boutique shops selling cacti. Back in 2012 I launched my hashtag project #natureinthehome – bringing together a love of plants and natural objects paired with interior styling. Since then, I have seen plants used in homes more and more – that they are now becoming
It’s not a secret, and I am sure you are already aware that I am a plant lover! Huge fan, can’t get enough of those green leafy things. But, when it come to taking care of my green babies, my success rate is still a bit hit and miss. Some plants thrive in my home, others much to my frustration, die within days. In search of a good indoor plant growing guide, I discovered that Isabelle Palmer has written her third
At the beginning of June I launched a brand new Instagram competition in collaboration with Scottish based skincare company, Organic Surge. We asked you to submit your found, foraged and styled #natureinthehome images to Instagram with the hashtag #NITHandOrganicSurge. Oh my! What gorgeous images! Roses galore in all shades of pink, peonies blousy and tumbling from their vessels, hand picked meadow blooms of buttercups and daisys. Oh such a glorious celebration of the abundance of this season.
April’s Nature in the Home saw a collaboration with one of my favourite on-line interiors stores – Rose & Grey Interiors. There were so many entries all wishing to win one of three gorgeous prizes; a wire storage rack, a white porcelain plant pot/bowl and a geometric glass terrarium. Such a variety of entries, from leafy house plants to delicate bluebells in jam jars, I’ve just spent the past hour judging and feel extremely blissed out looking at this delighted
May Day Posies. Sunday was May Day or Beltain if you want to say the correct Pagan name for this festival. Unfortunately / fortunately (which ever way you look at it) I was in Cornwall reviewing a property near St Ives. My #maydayposies had to wait until today when I was home in Bristol and able to give them to my friends and neighbours. But Sunday, oh Sunday! My instagram feed was full of floral wonders. I was tagged in