Living Greens

‘Living Greens’, the name says it all. A combination of rustic woods, moss and lime greens, hints of sea green and the surprise introduction of pale coral and copper, brings life to this third homes range from M&S homeware. I like the flexibility of this collection, nothing is too strickly matchy-matchy, but rather mixed together for an authentic combination.

I loved putting together this flatlay mood board for this look, searching for the reindeer moss, lichen-covered sticks, vintage buttons from my mother-in-law’s cupboard and botanical pictures I’ve been itching to use. We wanted to show this range against two backgrounds, the rustic wooden cabin look, as well as the fresh white walls of a real home, showing how well this look will work just about anywhere.

Styling this look was so inspiring and I was lucky enough to be assisted by Mihaela Berbecar (who is a flash with steaming piles of bedding!) The gorgeous photography was captured by Jon Day , who is a pleasure to work with.

 

Living Greens flatly for M&S Homes

 

Living Greens Bedroom for M&S Homes

 

Living Greens Bedding for M&S Homes

 

Living Greens vases for M&S Homes

 

Living Greens Living room for M&S Homes

 

Living Greens Dining room for M&S Homes

 

Living Greens Armchair for M&S Homes

 

M&S Living Greens Homeware shopping

 

Styling, Direction, Production: Theoda Solms Iles

Photography: Jon Day

Stylist Assistant: Mihaela Berbecar

Set Builder: Gareth Johnson, from Tim Warren Set Building

for M&S Homes, Spring Summer 2018

 

Simple Combinations – Friday Flowers

Simple flowers in simple vases are sometimes all that is required to make an ordinary area extraordinary. With their misty, milky colours in shades of greens and blues, these vases from Berry Red are just stunning and any flower combination would look great in them.

Veronika vase in opal green from Berry Red

Veronika vase in opal green from Berry Red

I love the simple mix of traditional red geranium and the white floribunda garden rose, put together in a vintage look green vase. Simple but with an unpretentious feel to it, the way flowers should be.

 

Opal vases from Berry Red

Selection of Opal vases from Berry Red

Here the mix of garden blooms, including a rose, cow’s parsley, campanula, and a poppy, makes for a charming display housed in a selection of blue and green opal vases.

 

Both images supplied by Berryred.co.uk

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles 

A Happy Bunch – Friday Flowers

Bright colours make me feel so happy inside and I think that is just one of the many reasons I love flowers so much. I would imagine this is the same for a lot of flower lovers. This simple arrangement includes only three types of flowers, all picked from my small garden. The deep blue-purple of the delphinium sets of the pinks in the dahlia and the hydrangea beautifully and arranged in the green vintage glass vase, one of my favourite vases, they look spectacular. Now these floral beauties take pride of place in my little girls room. (See more of her room in my next post. Subscribe now, not to miss out.)

Delphiniums, Dahlias & Hydrangea in vintage green glass vase

Delphiniums, Dahlias & Hydrangea in vintage green glass vase

 

Deep Purple Delphinium

Deep Purple Delphinium

 

Pink Lace Hydrangea

Pink Lace Hydrangea

 

Pink Dahlia

Pink Dahlia

 

Photography & Styling, Theoda Solms Iles

PS: I don’t use filters or photoshop for these photos, they are all true to their colours and look.

Green Vintage Glass – Friday Flowers

So I have to come clean, it’s always best to be honest and confess. I have a mild obsession with glassware, and as my friends will tell you, also the colour green. And although I absolutely love all colours, each holding something special for me, my absolute favourite has to be green. All shades of green, lime, moss, mint, sage, emerald, bottle-green, chartreuse – I adore them all.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

So it was inevitable that I end up with a selection of vintage green stemmed glasses. Very few of them matching or in pairs, but to me that only adds to their charm.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

Picking the last of the Spring blossoms was a joyful task, although also slightly sad, as I realised it will be another whole year before I can enjoy picking them again.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms

All to soon the table centre display was finished. The selection of odd vintage glasses, filled with white blossoms and  presented on a green glass tray, looked lovely on my dining table.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms as a Display

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms as a Display

This whole look took me about 10 minutes to do, including picking flowers, cleaning and filling the glasses and then arranging them. If you want to recreate this, of course any other stemware glasses will look great too, play with different heights to add interest and keep your flower selection simple.

Styling and Photography: Theoda Solms Iles