Posted on March 08 2013
Wowzers what a response to my question regardingÂ e design classes, thank you big time.Â We are certainly doing them and very soon (give us about 3 to 4 weeks) they will be up on the website I will keep you all posted.
Yesterday we trashed, totally trashed the store with the photography of the flowers. All the lights had to be turned off for photography purposes, so it was pretty dark; Gem was making bouquets on the floor like no tomorrow to photograph, people were coming in and buying the bouquets before we had even shot them it was crazy but in a good way!
The flowers look beautiful, I am hoping (although this really depends on the team and how much work it entails) that everything will be up by mid afternoon, including all the bouquets. There will be more bouquets on line in the next few weeks but we couldn’t keep up with the demand of Gem making them andÂ them being brought (nice problem to have right). Anyways as I said yesterday she will be in every Thursday so can easily throw one together for you guys (says I)Â Gem was having a heart attack yesterday keeping up with the demand but I’m thinkingÂ double speed Gem, double speed!Â Shall be killed for that comment I can assure you!
So its Friday (yay hay) and we have to talk business. I am often yabbering on about on about how bathrooms and kitchens (hallways also actually) are the most boring rooms in the house. I find they are the most neglected as we all stop decorating to soon, me included. So a simple trick particularly for bathrooms and kitchens is to put in some open storage, shelves, some unit something where you can place a stack of things. The reason with everything behind closed doors (especially kitchens) rooms read as boring. You don’t need to over do it and you don’t need to spend a fortune.Â The best thing you are intriguing the eye by breaking up the formality of the space.
So in my kitchen below I found this cool vintage unit where I house all my crockery and it looks alright,no? It distracts the eye from all the cupboards going on and gives the space a bit of edge. Its not styled to within an each of its life its simply plonked together in a relatively ad hoc fashion. If you style it formally it will feel uptight, whereas if you go for a bit more of a casual approach like i have done it will feel more laid back.
You don’t need to spend the earth, here (my kitchen again) you will see I have upturned apple crates and used them as storage units to house recipe books, and pots of pasta, pulses, sun dried toms etc etc. Again it breaks up the boring ness of the room because our eye goes immediately to it!
It is pretty dark for you guys to see, but I’ve draped it with fairy lights, banged a print above the crates and its turned a really boring little corner into something quite sweet for literally no money. Â£30 I think the creates were!
Don’t you just love interiors?
Have a lovely weekend, will be back later as soon as the flowers are up (no pressure team) to show you guys x