Interiors and Lifestyle Blog:For the eclectic and ever so slightly eccentric…
At Home with Plants, by Ian Drummond and Kara O’Reilly, is a creative masterpiece that will have you dashing out to buy plants, pots and compost in a desperate urge to recreate some of the delicious displays portrayed. The authors, award-winning interior landscape designer Ian Drummond and interiors editor Kara O’Reilly show how indoor gardening has evolved into a serious interior design consideration for an aesthetically pleasing home.
We are also absolutely delighted to have a couple of our plant pots featured in the book and to be listed in the supplier directory, which is why we were very kindly gifted a copy. But – I must stress, the gushing that follows about this book, is entirely my own. So, that said, let’s delve in.
I love gardening, in fact it’s a passion with me, but indoor plants seem to defeat me and die on a regular basis. From neglect! Why is it that I will happily spend days outside lavishing TLC on my garden plants but can’t be bothered indoors? Who knows, but whatever the reason faux house plants and flowers are a godsend. There is so much choice now and they look so realistic, why continue to persecute myself with my failures?
So, if you want to simplify your life, here are my 5 tips for choosing faux house plants and flowers for an ongoing fabulous display:
We love to see how MiaFleur customers style our products and, of course, we all love to have a peek at other people’s homes and décor, don’t we? The more we are exposed to other styles of decorating and styling the more creative we become ourselves, and the more adventurous. We encourage our customers to share their photos of MiaFleur styled products on Twitter and Instagram and every month we pick a favourite photo (always hotly contested here, I might add) and the winner gets a £20 gift voucher to spend on more delicious MiaFleur products. This is a selection of photos that we love and wanted to share with you. Aren’t the zebra ones amazing?
I’ve just fallen in love – with a washbasin – of all things! I didn’t know such beauties existed, they are like works of art and now I want one, but that’s not going to happen for a while as my bathrooms are pretty new. Ah well I can but dream in the meantime, but for any of you out there in the process of designing a new bathroom, this is definitely one for the sourcebook.
Mother and daughter team, Anna and Nathalie, started London Basin Company when Anna was looking for a ‘statement’ basin in one of her interior design projects and couldn’t find what she was looking for. They then decided to join together and fill an obvious gap in the market by creating these amazing basins.
How can 1 simple change instantly improve your garden you might well ask? Well there are lots of simple things that will improve your garden but this is the one I notice the most! And it’s so easy to rectify and so easy to create a pleasing and harmonious display with this simple tip.
Have you ever sat in traffic jams surveying people’s front gardens? I do it regularly because: a) I can’t abide sitting in traffic and always look around me at the view to try and decrease my irritation and b) I’m nosey about other people’s houses and gardens, and it’s always pots dotted about in isolation that I notice the most, and itch to liberate from their lonely solitude!
We have a very special treat for you today, a masterclass in moody interior design, in the form of a house tour and interview with one of our favourite Instagrammers, Pati Robins. We’ve been following Pati on Insta for some time now, and her design and styling ability never fails to amaze us. Clearly it’s not just us wowed by her moody and eclectic home though, she has an ever growing following count and craaazy amounts of likes on her posts. So we wanted to bring her home to you, and share a full house tour, as well as hear more about the lady behind this stunning abode.
Firstly, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi my name is Pati – always impatient, slightly crazy, always on the go, owned by 2 dogs, mum, wife and a carer to an army veteran husband. I was born in Poland – I met my husband while on holiday here, so in 2006 I moved to UK and I love it here – the views the greenery and the people – you guys are awesome x
- The Definitive Guide to House Plants
- 5 Tips for Choosing Faux House Plants and Flowers
- MiaFleur at Home- Customer Pictures
- We Love: London Basin Company
- This 1 Simple Change will Instantly Improve your Garden
- House Tour: A Masterclass in Moody Interior Design
- From Super Easy to Pro: Zebra Vase Flower Arranging 3 Ways
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