A few weeks back I had an intriguing e-mail from Emma at ‘A Quiet Style’ (who I follow on Instagram and absolutely love her photos) “I wondered if you fancied doing a bit of a collaboration” she wrote “Oh yes please!” Was my reply and after a few e-mails we came up with a plan.
Each month Emma and I will be creating a flower tutorial, something seasonal and beautiful you can create in your home that doesn’t cost a fortune. The how to tutorials will be up on Emma’s blog and I will talk to you here about my inspiration, what flowers to choose and one of my favourite things… Colour.
For the first tutorial Emma wanted something that she could style alongside some pumpkins she had bought that was autumnal in feel for her styling the seasons post; having heard this, I got inspired and started thinking about colour and textures.
I didn’t want to use your traditional autumnal colours and this started me to explore some others that come to life in autumn. Bright red berries that are filling our hedgerows, the burnt reds, burgundies and greens found in the Hydrangeas that are in so many peoples’ gardens that come into their own at this time of year. Pumpkins don’t need to be orange as they also come in the most amazing soft bluey greys and soft creams. To tie in with the soft colours of the pumpkins and of the container I was planning to use, I decided to use a rich creamy pink rose and pink/purple Astrantia.
The Hydrangeas, Whitebeam and Ivy we have used, I managed to gather locally from friends’ gardens but you can always see what you have around your own garden. Instead of using Hydrangeas, Roses and Astrantia you could think of using Dahlias, Thistle and Old Man’s Beard.
Emma and I would both love to see how you use these tutorials so please let us know how you get on.