Today I am delighted to share that I was recently asked to do a London event flowers demonstration at Farrow & Ball in Battersea in celebration of their new range of gorgeous colours.
I was incredibly excited and flattered that they got in touch, and that they enjoyed my use of colour enough to contact me. I love working with colourful flowers because simply put, I feel it brings out the best in me. It makes me happy, free and alive. It feels contagious as my clients then trust me and I become more creative. I love to reflect the mood of my clients in my creative work, without limitations. Working with Farrow & Ball, I had the freedom to florally interpret their new colours which was wonderful.
At this event, I shared how to make paint palettes come to life in the form of flowers and how to display them, starting an interior design explosion! I particularly loved sharing how to demonstrate confidence in playing with colours, opening an entirely new world. I love using a mix of traditional and modern use of flowers, and showing how exciting it can be to not be afraid to experiment.
I firmly believe colour is a very personal thing. It comes from existing colours which can be blended to create others. This is exactly what Farrow and Ball do with their paints and I do with my flowers – creating new atmospheres.
I was delighted with the feedback from the attendees, and the organiser sent me this today:
‘Another huge thank you for everything you did to make Thursday evening such a success, we have had some lovely feedback and the showroom has looked bountiful all weekend!’
At the workshop I shared how textures and colour combinations can greatly affect the style and atmosphere you create, from the simplicity of using one flower colour, onto a mix of colours which reflect tones of a particular paint or to form a complete contrast. Working with a company like Farrow & Ball was wonderful, a company that epitomises style, quality and passion for their product which I believe reflects my own enthusiasm.
If you’d like to see more of my event flowers portfolio, please enjoy your browse!
Many thanks to Angela Bunt Creative and the Decor Cafe for taking these photos. I’ll share the official photos from the event soon!
It’s at this time of the year – and before – that thoughts turn to Christmas.
Wrapping paper, Christmas baubles, will I need the sledge? Are my heels too high to dance in?
There is, of course, the desire to have a little fun. Creative fun maybe.
Here at The Velvet Daisy we run Festive Wreath Making Workshops and Festive Table Flower Workshops. We aid that inner creativity to shine through whilst enjoying the company of friends, partners or/and making new friends.
By embracing the beauty of the festive season, you can join one of our popular workshops by designing and making your own fragrant and natural wreath, ready to adorn your home. You may also like to express your inner skills by coming along to a Festive Table Flower workshop another way to create the seasonal outdoor coming indoor winter scents.
During the very relaxed workshops, under tuition, you will be shown how to create a traditional moss-based wreath, using a plentiful supply of fabulous seasonal foliage, berries and fruits. A selection of festive sparkle delights will also be available to add to your design if you wish. The price includes all materials, bubbles and a steady supply of seasonal refreshments.
There are such a variety of workshops (including ours of course) to choose from around the country, it can make the decision overwhelming enough to reach for the strong tea or mulled wine.
The purpose of all these workshops are not only to create a beautifully scented wreath to adorn your door or garland to delight the mantlepiece, but to enjoy.
Going shopping at Christmas time, battling to the Christmas department for decorations, is not quite as relaxing and sociable as a room filled with an abundance of fresh foliage and imaginative accessories.
How would you choose the best workshop for you?
The choice generally falls into 4 categories:
– Where will The Velvet Daisy be?!
Other considerations may include being loyal to the person holding the workshop; if going along with friends, which would be central for all; it may also be something to consider, which workshops provide the best refreshments.
There are a number of different styles you may prefer when choosing a wreath or flower workshops. These are not exclusive but may include:
Small and simple: Adding a few seasonal decorations to a fresh pre-made wreath or creating a small wreath from branches and twigs and adding a little seasonal foliage.
Larger and simple: A larger pre-made wreath with a bigger selection of fresh seasonal delights and/or artificial decorations. All fresh foliage, twigs and berries to create a very natural design.
Starting from scratch: This is the style of workshop we at The Velvet Daisy prefer to hold. Mossing the basic wreath frame, adding fresh
seasonal foliage and garden wonders, then finishing with a host of seasonal delights including shiny bits to make it a little more bespoke.
Workshops are great for social interaction. Be it for single people, couples, partners, girlfriends, boyfriends, clubs, schools, thank you for…, corporate bonding; whatever suits.
The final consideration, normally included in the price of the workshop, what will be the delicious festive refreshments?
Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, herbal tea, water still and/or fizzy, water with cordials, wine, mulled wine or bubbles.
Along of course with platters of seasonable edibles.
If you would like to book one of our workshops, please book on these Eventbrite links:
Festive Wreath Workshop, The Decor Cafe, Putney, 4th December choose from either 10am-12 noon or 7.30-9pm Book here
Festive Wreath Workshop, Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth Common, 5th December 7.30-9pm Book here
Festive Table Flowers Workshop, The Decor Cafe, Putney, 11th December, 10am-12 noon Book here
The workshops always fill quickly but occasionally further dates are added.
If you’re a small group that would love to spend quality time together at home/in a venue or would like a 1:1 contact me directly on 0779 069 2221
These workshops are currently held in London. However, if you’d like one elsewhere then do contact me.
So, enjoy the creative festivities and have something to smile at each time you walk through the front door, look at the garland decorating any room.
Wherever you choose to go and whatever you choose to make, relax and surprise yourself.