natural decor

05
JUL
2018
Pressed flower art by Ignacio Canales Aracil

INTERVIEW: Stunning contemporary flower sculptures by Ignacio Canales Aracil

Ignacio Canales Aracil is a Spanish sculptor who makes extraordinary delicate structures from real pressed flowers and plants. The flowers are held together without the use of any glue but once dried, sprayed with a matt varnish to protect them from moisture. His works... Read More →
15
DEC
2017
Natural branch hanging Christmas decoration

10 ways to create a winter centrepiece with natural branches

When it comes to Scandi design, natural branches and foliage are Christmas decor staples. To create a focal point, a few foraged branches and sprays of pine can be much simpler alternative to a Christmas tree, especially where space is limited. So, if you’re looking for... Read More →
18
NOV
2017
Lit candle and fairy lights

Festive scented candles made from natural wax

Following on from my recent post on wool blankets, my hygge obsession doesn’t seem to have waned. The best selling book, The Little Book of Hygge* reveals that 28% of Danes light candles every single day of the year and more than 50% almost every day during autumn and... Read More →
21
OCT
2017
Pink multicoloured wool throw

10 of the best British made wool blankets for a hygge inspired home

Once you discover the Danish art of hygge, you might even look forward to the onset of winter. Although it has no direct translation, hygge is the word used to describe a feeling of cosiness, wellbeing and contentment with all the simple things in life: cups of cocoa by the fire,... Read More →
29
SEP
2017
Cork cabinet by Migaloo Home

New designs made from cork at London Design Festival

London Design Festival highlighted a number of designers and makers who are breaking new ground with mindfully sourced materials and more sustainable production. One of the key trends I noticed were the innovative approaches to cork in contemporary furniture and homeware design.... Read More →
15
JUL
2017
vintage rattan coffee table with plants

Bohemian interior design: 10 rattan pieces for your vintage shopping list

This is the first in a new series on vintage shopping, and this month I’m putting the spotlight on the renaissance of rattan. This seems to have come hand in hand with a revival of all things 1970s which, thanks to the likes of Gucci, has also hit the catwalk. Rattan also... Read More →
29
JUN
2017
Modern kitchen with marble island and green accents

A Victorian house renovation in London with a modern botanical interior

With Peckham increasingly becoming one of the coolest London hangouts, I was all the more captivated by this Victorian house renovation on JJ Media‘s locations site. The owners are stylist, artist and art director Liza Giles and architect Matt Giles of Giles & Pike... Read More →
24
MAY
2017
Serving tea and cake

20 eco friendly products for a beautiful green kitchen

It’s easy to regard the things that get used every day, as purely functional, practical and utilitarian. But first thing in the morning, we instinctively reach for our favourite mug, because there is something about its shape and texture that makes that ritual of tea... Read More →
18
APR
2017
bed frame made from reclaimed wood

Eco bed and breakfast in Parma Italy: Il Richiamo del Bosco

Scheduling your holiday plans for the summer? You might want to consider this tranquil eco bed and breakfast, an idyllic retreat in northern Italy. Il Richiamo del Bosco – Italian for ‘the call of the woods’ – is an eco B&B owned by Carla Soffritti and... Read More →
11
APR
2017
Spring themed cake by Lily Vanilli

Easter decorating with food and flowers

If you’re hosting a festive party over the Easter weekend, you might be wondering how best to create a sense of occasion. A perpetual quandary for the conscious consumer is finding ways to get into the spirit of things, without purchasing single use items that will end up... Read More →
28
MAR
2017
potted plants centrepiece for eco friendly wedding

Brilliant ideas for natural and eco-friendly wedding decorations

Depending on the scale and theme of your wedding, decorations are usually one of the biggest things to tick off the to do list. Pinterest gives us ample inspiration for the dreamiest of wedding settings – which usually means losing several hours of the day. With so much... Read More →
08
DEC
2016
White and gold porcelain Christmas jumper decorations best Etsy shops for Christmas

The best Etsy shops for Christmas decorations

There is something about ‘handmade’ that goes so well with Christmas. Perhaps it’s the thought of all those elves in Lapland busy making toys… how do they do it? Best of all, it offers the perfect excuse for anyone with a crafty inclination, to make... Read More →
02
OCT
2015
Ariele-Alasko

Beautiful work made from reclaimed wood by Ariele Alasko

Ariele Alasko is a full-time woodworker living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from California, Alasko started building furniture for her own apartment, shortly after she graduated from a BFA in sculpture in 2009. It swiftly grew from a fun hobby to a full time job in her 900... Read More →
28
NOV
2013

Alternative Christmas tree ideas

Christmas is a great time to get creative and sometimes the best results can come from reusing miscellaneous bits and pieces you have lying around the house. Assemblage trees can be put together from virtually anything. They’re fun to make, look contemporary and can b... Read More →
10
APR
2013

Spoons made from driftwood at Anthropologie

A lovely addition to any rustic kitchen – Handcarved Bungalow Spoons £20 from Anthropologie.  They’re by Southern California ceramist Linda Fahey who creates stylish, eco-friendly ceramics designed for everyday use.  The spoons are handcrafted from driftwood found on... Read More →
22
APR
2011

Driftwood furniture by Bleu Nature

Bleu Nature is a craft-based business in Lille, Northern France.  Every year they comb beaches for pieces of driftwood which are transformed into beautiful pieces of furniture, lighting and other interior products. “Nature has fashioned each piece of driftwood over time,... Read More →