I always feel content and have a sense of calmness when I’m surrounded by flowers. It’s wonderful that at Home Stagers I can mix the joy of Interior Design with the abundance of faux flowers. So when I needed a bigger space for wedding consultations I asked if I could convert the studio into a blossom haven for a week.
My inspiration was from the leading ladies of show off flowers, the romantic feminine rose and beautiful blowsy peony. We wanted to evoke a vintage feel with blush pinks, whites and faded colours. Laura and myself attacked the vast stock of enamel, zinc and vintage vessels carrying as much as we could back to the studio. I unashamedly carried as many faux flowers as possible!
One of my favourites are ranunculus. These small flowers start in tight balls and then layer-by-layer open up like tutu’s getting frillier and frillier. They are perfect around a vintage wreath along side an English rose. With a gorgeous French antique bench as a focal point, we added more interest by showcasing shoe moulds, books and other Brocante finds on shelving above.
As for the mantle, Eucalyptus is a top choice for faux flower arrangements. Its elegant grey foliage is perfect for roses and hydrangeas and has transformed the mantle into a cutting garden abundance. There are too many beauties in with it to name them all individually. Hellebores are a favourite of mine and faux ones are not as temperamental as cut real ones. These small delicate flowers look stunning in vintage enamel so we simply had to sneak some on the wooden antique stand. Even Mrs Deer didn’t escape by adorning one of Laura’s garlands.
The result has had good feedback from brides to be and plenty of orders for faux flower bridal arrangements.