June’s Theme: Garden in your Vase
Welcome to FlowerBe’s new online Journal where you will find monthly interiors inspiration based around our theme of the month. Here we will talk about interiors trends, provide novel ideas on how to display flowers in your home, and present our carefully-curated edit of homeware in our ‘Shop This Month’s Theme’ stories.
FlowerBe’s June flowers have been chosen to give the impression of two bunches of flowers picked from a casual wander around an English garden.
Bringing nature inside is a big interiors trend for 2017 and a welcome one in an age where we spend our time inside, lost in our computer and iPhone screens. Instead, turn your gaze outwards, and use your home as a mirror of the outside world.
Here, we have shared our interior tips for transporting your garden and the early summer landscape, not only into your vase, but also into many aspects of your home.
The meadow-like romanticism and palette of lilacs, pinks, cream and green of our June flower selections can be found in these pretty home accessories.
Bud vases area great way to extend your enjoyment of the longer-lasting stems in your selection and these pretty ones from Cox & Cox share the purples and pinks that can be found in a June garden.
01. Meadow Flower furnishing fabric in ‘Purple’
£20 per metre
02. Dorienne Floral Napkin in ‘Lavender’
03. Five Porcelain Bud Vases
Cox & Cox
04. Liberty Flowers Roberts Revival Radio in ‘Betsy’
05. Atlas hand-finished tile by Neisha Crosland in ‘Pine Flower Indigo’
£24.95 per tile
Colour company Pantone has revealed a zesty shade of green as its colour of the year for 2017, describing ‘Greenery’ as a ‘tangy yellow-green’ often seen in foliage. It also happens to match perfectly with the acid green Alchemilla Mollis in our Short selection this month.
With interiors, there is no greater way to create the illusion of nature indoors than with green as a feature colour. Painting woodwork or window frames is a quick and easy way to transform a room – here living room shutters painted in ‘Greenery’ add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral space.
Or update your room with one ‘hero’ piece of green furniture – this velvet sofa from Heal’s is the perfect shade of grass green.
If you want to add just a hint of this bold colour, Pooky’s block printed cotton empire shade in ‘mossy green’ is available in six different sizes.
Alternatively, let your sense of smell imagine the green of a freshly-mown lawn flanked by aromatic summer borders with True Grace’s ‘English Garden’ candle.
Or simply turn to the great outdoors and snip a modest sprig of something like Thlaspi from your garden (also in our Short selection) and place in a bud vase, to bring a snapshot of nature to a mantelpiece or corner.
Butterflies just say ‘summer’ and ‘happiness’ and June is butterfly heaven, where up to 54 species can be seen. Adding butterfly patterns and motifsinstantly allows the influence of nature into your interior scheme.
Barneby Gates’ ‘Bugs & Butterflies’ wallpaper features butterflies on a soft silvery lace stripe, which on closer inspection, reveals spiders, ladybirds, ants and centipedes marching up the paper. It comes in ice blue or raspberry and can be mixed or matched with the same pattern in their fabric or ready-made cushions.
Bristol-based artist Helen Ward creates exquisite entomology-themed works inspired by her collection of rare Victoria hand-made marbled papers – a novel re-working of a traditional form of wall art.
We also love Rigby and Mac’s delicate butterfly soap dish and beaker set, which would make a pretty and feminine addition to a guest bathroom.
01. Butterflies and Bees fabric in ‘Ice Blue’ or ‘Raspberry’
£54 per metre
02. Butterflies and Bees cushions in ‘Ice Blue’ or ‘Raspberry’
03.Butterflies and Bees wallpaper
£81 per metre
04. Helen Ward entomology-themed art
Commissions and price list available on request
05. Butterfly Soap Dish and Beaker
Rigby & Mac
We don’t know about you, but the beautiful round and fluffy form of the Allium ‘Purple Sensation’, the ‘Star’ flower in our Tall arrangement this month, reminds us of pom poms.
The addition of pom poms instantly adds colour and fun to home accessories and soft furnishings.
We love these belly baskets adorned with pom poms from Edit58 that will make a feature out of storage.
Or add Susie Watson’s pom pom trimmings to spruce up plain curtains, particularly in a child’s room.
We have recently discovered the wonderful Raj Tent Club, a company specialising primarily in the sale and rental of exquisite decorative Indian tent but also purveyors of gorgeous accessories, which include these fabulous pom pom mirrors and Polish ‘Pajaki’ paper chandeliers.
You could even make pom poms yourself to update old cushions or baskets, or just use them as the finishing touch when wrapping a gift.