I wrote about the beautiful home of Jo and Kate in the March 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes. The flat is quite compact but clever use of colour and storage means it feels much more spacious. I fell in love with the hints of blush pink! Genius to use a couple of pages of the FT to bring some colour in. It's given me lots of ideas! Photography by Kristy Noble.
I styled and wrote a feature abut the home of Nikki McWiliams in the January 2016 issue of Mollie Makes magazine. Nicki's home is full of handmade touches, colour and plants! She is also incredibly sweet too- she put on a whole breakfast spread for Kristy and I and we chatted all day. A really fun day. Photography by Kristy Noble.
I styled the winter Sisterhood Supper a few weeks ago and it was a treat from concept stage through to production. I was working to the brief set by Lou, the organiser, for a magical sensory winter space in which to craft, eat and talk. We wanted this to be simple in it’s detail yet immersive in it’s execution, giving guests the feeling of stepping into a magical winter land. I knew we’d be using lots of wintery greenery, acres of linen, and candles. The space, The Forge in Bristol, provided the perfect rustic industrial canvas with raw brick and wood and huge windows looking out over the city. Simply magical.
- Organiser: Lou Archell
- Stylist: Hannah Bullivant
- Photographer: Xanthe Berkeley
- Florist: Erin Trezise
- Venue: The Forge, Bristol
- Tables: Bath Vintage
- Linens: Linen Me
- Plate and cutlery: Toast
- Candles and fairy lights: Lights4Fun
Styling the winter Sisterhood Supper was a treat from start to finish. Lou, the organiser, and I created ideas together, based on Lou’s request for a magical sensory winter space in which to craft, eat and talk. We wanted this to be simple in it’s detail yet immersive in it’s execution, giving guests the feeling of stepping into a magical winter land. We knew we’d be using lots of wintery greenery, acres of linen, and candles. The space, The Forge in Bristol, provided the perfect rustic industrial canvas with raw brick and wood and huge windows looking out over the city. Simply magical.
I finally finished our bedroom and styled it for my blog, www.seedsandstitches.com. Hop over there to see the rather gruesome before pic, and a breakdown of what we did.
Crank your mind back to the late summer days of September when the sun still shone warm, sandals were still necessary foot wear and Hollyhocks, Zinea's and Dahlia's were still abundant; thats when I styled a series of scenes at the wonderful Abbey Physic Garden for Lights4Fun. It was shot by the wonderful Kristy Noble, and is one of my favourite shoots to date. The first scene was rustic and neutral with log stools, stonewashed linens, enamel plates, wooden boards and white festoon lights. The second was super bright; florals, paper pompoms, brightly coloured textiles, Mexican bunting, and rainbow bright festoons. The last was warm and cosy with lots of blankets on a bench in a willow arc by the pond. Most of the day was spent setting everything up, ready to shoot slightly manically in the golden hour light which only last for about 40 mins. Phew!
I styled and co-organised a summer solstice dinner party for my blog, www.seedsandstitches.com. Davina, my co-blogger and I cooked the food and styled the event together. Shot by kristy Noble.
I interviewed the homeowner and wrote the accompanying feature and captions for a real homes feature in Period Living. This is in the October 2015 issue of Period Living.
Caroline yates is a gifted artist living in the pretty seaside town of Deal, in Kent, and we got to shoot her home for period Living. Her colour palettes are so calm and beautiful, and resonate everywhere, from her paintings to her furnishings. The greys and blues felt so calming, and the whole space was beautifully harmonious.
I always love shooting local homes and this was was just down the road! Abbie Walsh makes the most beautiful one-off fashion accessories and her studio was so lovely! full of all of her creations, and her vintage sewing machine. Quirky vintage details abounded. Shot by Kristy Noble, styling and words by me.
I got to style and write words for a stunning local home in Kent. It used to be a watermill and still has the original wheel attached, something the resident family hope to restore to working order. The views were unreal and the decor- a stylish mix of french and Scandinavian- was rather lovely too. Shot by Kristy Noble
I styled all elements of Lou Archel's Sisterhood Camp. This was a dream of an event over two days, and I was in charge of making it beautiful! From styling the workshop area to preparing a breathtaking cliff top picnic, and dressing the tables in a large tent for our evening meal, I was in my element with like minded Sisters and cannot wait to do it all again.
I ran a craft workshop with Jo Jell from Hope and Hops at our local farm, Monkshill farm. the kids were invited to try two different spring themes crafts; may crowns and flower votives. Everyone had a wonderful time- i think the adults enjoyed the crafting just as much as the kids!
I interviewed and wrote a feature for Simple Things magazine about the realities of running foraging business, Fore Adventure. This tiny company specialise in foraging, forest and beach schools, wild cooking and a whole host of wonderful outdoor pursuits in Dorset. A wonderful organisation with whom I hope to work with more.
I, along with my blogging partner Davina Drummond, ran three craft workshops at Blogtacular, a blogging conference.
I had the pleasure of co-organising and styling Sisterhood Camp, a retreat organised by Lou. I organised all elements of the visual look of the camp, from the workshop dressing to the picnic set up to the dinner styling. And I also had a very lovely time doing so.
I loved styling these textiles, baskets and incredible Moroccan wedding blankets for Maud Interiors, the second time i'e worked with them. Everything is ethically sourced and in limited quantities. And also gorgeous. Totally gorgeous.