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Rebecca Hughes


Flower Power

Whilst walking between showrooms over the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking about the often forgotten essential home accessory, flowers! A slightly dark hallway can be lit up by tall hydrangeas flowing out of a beautiful vase, or a muted drawing room can be transformed by a bouquet of colourful flowers adorning the mantelpiece.

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Much of our modern vision for flower decoration has been inspired by Constance Spry. A former teacher, Spry innovatively used unusual objects lying around old houses as vases and experimented with using weeds and grasses to compliment her flower decorations. She remains an encouragement to push creativity and to utilise what is available.

I often like to use Constance Spry vases as part of my schemes, they always work well even without flowers in them. The feminine shape can soften the most modern of interiors.

One of my favourite florists at the moment is Scarlet & Violet, who conveniently are local to me in Kensal Rise. Started seven years ago by Vic Brotherson with her two sisters, Scarlet & Violet have a flair for bringing space to life. What I also love is their ability to be creative and flexible depending on the project. Their prices reflect their adaptability as bouquets range from £8 to upwards of £50. Whatever you end up choosing, will be well worth your while.

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If you are interested in seeing more of my floral inspirations please take a look on www.pinterest.com/mrshughesstyle

Scarlet & Violet

76 Chamberlayne Road, London, NW10 3JJ

0208 969 9446


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