Thursday, 9 June 2016

Chelsea Flower Show & Interiors


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Chelsea Flower Show. It had been a few years since I had been and I was so excited to be going. It is always interesting to see what trends are happening in the garden world but this year I was struck more than any other year by the crossover between gardens and interiors. Every interiors magazine I have picked up in the last while has featured copper and bronze accents. It is appearing everywhere from fabrics and wallpapers to taps and vases...
Photo from Jane Churchill website - www.janechurchill.com 
Photo from www.tapsuk.com
So it was interesting to see the bronze and copper accents at Chelsea (all photos my own)...










The other thing I noticed was how many 'house' things there were now. These were not only on display but for sale... 



Jim Lawrence, the lighting specialist, now has a store there although I wasn't able to get a good photo. 

I think my most favourite was the poppy display. All of these poppies, over 300,000, were hand knitted and crocheted as a tribute to the armed forces. 
You can read more about it here: http://www.itv.com/news/2016-05-23/hundreds-of-thousands-of-poppies-form-red-carpet-at-chelsea-flower-show-in-poignant-tribute-to-armed-forces/
Some photos of my other favourites...






The Chelsea Flower is amazing but I must admit to thinking that this year there was a little something missing. I can't quite put my finger on it because individually there were some stunning displays but overall, for me, it lacked a little spark. Did anyone else attend? Did you feel the same way?

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