Nature in the Home // May Day Posies…

Over the past three years I have celebrated May Day, I love this seasonal ritual.  Back in 2013, whilst researching for an article I was writing, I discovered the ancient Pagan tradition of ‘May Day Posies’, small posies of flowers left on friends / neighbours doorsteps to celebrate Srping. So inspired by this I decided to fill jam jars with small Spring blooms cut from my garden. I wandered my neighbourhood, hanging them from door knobs.  Such a wonderful surprise for

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Nature in the Home // workshop at Owl in the Ivy, Bath…

Next Tuesday (15th) March, I shall be joining the brilliant Emma Rice in a little seasonal workshop at her beautiful lifestyle store, Owl in the Ivy in Bath.  A celebration of Spring, I shall be talking about Nature in the Home and sharing how the idea started and how you can use items from nature in your home decor and styling.

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Simple gardening // urban jungle in Antwerp…

I’ve been recently looking for inspiration for my yard makeover with B&Q, I came across this incredible space.  A true urban oasis right in the middle of Antwerp.  I actually sighed when I saw it, so green, so individual and so so cool. Living in Bristol, I am surrounded by houses, streets of terraced Victorian buildings, lined up row after row.  Most of which have limited outside space, and those that do are just a bare concrete yard, with little plant life

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Nature in the Home // Winner of the Oggetto Home collab…

‘It’s up to you, to find the beauty in the ugliest of days’ February can be a bitch of month, although the shortest in number of days – it is the longest in it’s never ending gloom and bitter winds.  But as this quote suggests, it is up to us to find the light, the true beauty in all that surrounds us.  That was one of my main aims when I started #natureinthehome all those years ago, to bring that found

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Nature in the Home // Heather Young’s home…

As promised a few weeks ago, I wanted to start a new series of house tours in connection with my link up #natureinthehome.  I thought it would be a lovely idea to show some of my favourite Instagrammers who regularly contribute to #natureinthehome already, but share in more detail how they style these pieces in their homes. First up in this new series is my dear friend Heather Young.  Heather is a brilliant interiors stylist, and her tutorials, ideas and

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Simple Living – Spring container planting…

You may remember my recent posts about our back yard makeover. Well I am currently sourcing many zinc containers to plant up.  Worried that I may have missed the deadline for planting blubs, as most well-known bulb plants need to be planted in the autumn for a springtime blooming.  But, while it is true, I am glad to see that there are a plethora of late-flowering bulbs that can be planted now for a splash of summer colour. Summer flowering blubs include

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Nature in the home – With Oggetto Home…

Happy February! This month I have teamed up with Ogetto Home, a gorgeous on-line home store. Oggetto (pronounced or-jet-oh) is the Italian word for object. The store was founded by Helen and Charlie Camm  who with a background in the creative industries and a shared passion for interiors, they have carefully curated a collection of simple, functional and thoughtfully designed products for everyday use in the home. From their home in Dorset in South West England, they design and source products from designers, makers, artisans and

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