25 Beautiful homes

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. 

Winter Sisterhood Supper

 

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.

Details

  • Organiser: Lou Archell
  • Stylist: Hannah Bullivant
  • Photographer: Xanthe Berkeley
  • Florist: Erin Trezise
  • Venue: The Forge, Bristol

Table details: 

  • Tables: Bath Vintage
  • Linens: Linen Me
  • Plate and cutlery: Toast
  • Candles and fairy lights: Lights4Fun

Lights4Fun

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!

Monkshill farm

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!

Simple Things

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.