23 October 2017

Styling with Houseplants - Alana Langan from Ivy Muse


Last week I featured a floral quote by Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal from their brand new book Plant Style. 

This week I'm back with a short video with Alana Langan talking about styling and working creatively with houseplants. 

Enjoy!



[Video from Godfrey Hirst.]

18 October 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 155 - by Ivy Muse


'Florets - Floral Quote' is a series of blog posts where I feature quotes by authors - mostly well known - but you will also find some obscure ones.

All of them have written one or several books about flowers, green plants, gardening, interior styling or interior design. Many are experts in their field but what is the most important is that they are all passionate about flowers and plants.

I love books and in my ever growing library I look for quotes that I hope will be both inspiring and be useful while arranging flowers or green plants in your home.


" Styling with plants is not a science. There is no single rule - other than keeping them alive, of course! Learn what works for you, understand the conditions of the spaces in your home and if something doesn't look right, move it. It's all about having fun and creating something beautiful. Like most things in life, with a little practice and know-how, you'll be styling your plants like a professional in no time. All you need is a few handy tips and tricks. Don't be afraid. Trust us."


~ Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal ~ 

[Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal: Australian, stylists, founders of Ivy Muse, a botanical wares studio and author of Plant Style, a book about how to style your home with houseplants.]

[Quote from: Plant Style by Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal, 2017, published by Thames and Hudson.]

[Green Houseplant: Ferns.]

[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

16 October 2017

Houseplant of the Month - Pure Green Plants


Every month The Flower Council of Holland feature a different houseplant with details about the plant such as origin, different species and cultivars. You'll also find lots of advice on how to look after the plants.

Its October and time for another interesting Houseplant of the Month and this month it's all about pure Green Plants.


Oktober 2017: Erfrischende Zimmerpflanzen  Zimmerpflanzen des Monats

Oktober 2017: Erfrischende Zimmerpflanzen  Zimmerpflanzen des Monats

Oktober 2017: Erfrischende Zimmerpflanzen  Zimmerpflanzen des Monats



Oktober 2017: Erfrischende Zimmerpflanzen  Zimmerpflanzen des Monats

Oktober 2017: Erfrischende Zimmerpflanzen  Zimmerpflanzen des Monats

Oktober 2017: Erfrischende Zimmerpflanzen  Zimmerpflanzen des Monats

The interior shop West Elm,Tottenham Court Road, London branch is continuing to feature The Flower Council of Holland monthly houseplants. Here is a link if you want to have a look at what they have created using all green plants.
    Thejoyofplants.co.uk x west elm

Thejoyofplants.co.uk x west elm

Thejoyofplants.co.uk x west elm

Thejoyofplants.co.uk x west elm

[Images from The Joy of Plants and The Flower Council of Holland.]


11 October 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 154 by Alys Fowler


'Florets - Floral Quote' is a series of blog posts where I feature quotes by authors - mostly well known - but you will also find some obscure ones.

All of them have written one or several books about flowers, green plants, gardening, interior styling or interior design. Many are experts in their field but what is the most important is that they are all passionate about flowers and plants.

I love books and in my ever growing library I look for quotes that I hope will be both inspiring and be useful while arranging flowers or green plants in your home.


"Too often plants' needs are talked about in such basic terms: water, light and food, but all the subtle shifts and nuances of their lives and the ecology of their native habitats are lost. Understanding where they come from and how they have evolved leads to a far more empathetic understanding of their wants. 
Houseplants bring me such joy. They make a house a home, they change and grow, they wave at us when we come home, bring a room to life by saying someone lives here, invests in this space, cares for it, tends and grows in it."

~ Alys Fowler ~ 


[Alys Fowler: British, gardener, tv presenter and author of six books on gardening and houseplants.]

[Quote from: Plant Love by Alys Fowler, 2017, published by Kyle Books.]

[Green Houseplant: Pilea peperomioides.]

[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]


9 October 2017

Celebrate Autumn with Flowers and French Apero - Funny How Flowers Do That


I love the autumn - bright summer colours change to more muted tones. Life slows down after the holiday period. We bring out the warm blankets and light a fire. 

Invite your family and friends and enjoy all the fruits and vegetable that the autumn season produce. Farmers' markets are full of food that are easy to prepare - leaving you time to spend with your guests.


Make big loose flower arrangements using things like branches with berries that you might have picked from your own garden mixed with seasonal cut flowers bought at the local Farmers' Market.

Here is a link if you want to know more about the flower arrangement. 



Here is a short video and a quote from Funny How Flowers Do That:

"It’s autumn. We’re embracing the season of mellow fruitfulness in a chic way, indoors with friends. We’re thereby dressing the French tradition of apéro in a new, dazzling floral outfit."

Enjoy what the season has to offer!



Here is a short video and a quote from Funny How Flowers Do That:

"It’s autumn. We’re embracing the season of mellow fruitfulness in a chic way, indoors with friends. We’re thereby dressing the French tradition of apéro in a new, dazzling floral outfit."

Enjoy what the season has to offer!

[Video & image from Funny How Flowers Do That.]


4 October 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 153 - by Selina Lake


'Florets - Floral Quote' is a series of blog posts where I feature quotes by authors - mostly well known - but you will also find some obscure ones.

All of them have written one or several books about flowers, gardening, interior styling or interior design. Many are experts in their field but what is most important is that they are all passionate about flowers and plants.

I love books and in my ever growing library I look for quotes that I hope will be both inspiring and useful while arranging flowers or green plants in your home.  



"Walk into a home filled with houseplants and you are bound to feel instantly more relaxed. Living plants clean the air, boost the oxygen levels and enhance any room they are in by lending it a fresh, organic style. After a gradual decline in popularity since their heyday in the 1970s, when plants where the must-have home accessory, the trend for houseplants has been revived and is steadily growing in fashionable circles."


~ Selina Lake ~


[Selina Lake: British, freelance interior stylist and author of seven books on home and garden.]

[Quote from: Botanical Style by Selina Lake, 2016, published by Ryland Peters & Small.]

[Green Houseplant: Ferns.]

[Container: Terracotta pot.]

[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

2 October 2017

Sandberg Wallpaper


Sandberg Wallpaper is a Swedish company that makes contemporary wallpapers. The designers are often inspired by nature and many of their wallpapers are floral. 

Enjoy the beautiful little video - for inspiration.  


Sandberg_Oas-by_Babes-in-Boyland from Sandberg Wallpaper on Vimeo.

While I was growing up in Sweden everybody had wallpaper on their walls. As a teenagers my friends and I wanted to rebel and rejected wallpaper and instead painted our walls either white or in some bright colour. 

Now wallpaper and painted walls are making a comeback. Here is a quote from Sandberg Wallpaper's blog.

"What are we putting on our walls in autumn 2017?

It has been a long time since walls have been in such close focus as they are now.

We are filling our homes with colour. Walls are being papered and painted as never before, and even the furniture is colourful.

We are becoming more adventurous and more aware in our choices, and the material is becoming more important when we decorate our homes. Wallpaper is taking centre stage without taking over.
Three massive colour trends this autumn are dark velvet green, midnight blue and deep red. We see them in all the major stores, including IKEA, Anna Elzer Oscarsson and Rededition.
We love colour. Here are some homes with decorated walls and a wonderful ambience!"  
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[Video and images by Sandberg Wallpaper.]