This red earthenware platter is a tactile thing of beauty. Hand thrown, slipped, fired, glazed and decorated in the artist’s Belfast studio, it takes its inspiration from of a body of landscape sketches looking down and in, as opposed to the traditional landscape, and is inspired by cracks, rocks, pools and the Donegal coast. A beautiful thing to sit and admire in its own right or the most decadent vessel on which to arrange treasured objects.
In his regular garden design column for Bath Life, Nick focuses in this issue on the wealth of talent from our city that headed to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show….
Whilst the event is open to the public for just five days, the lead-up and afterlife of any show garden stretches far beyond this. This year saw 28 gardens contending for the much-coveted judges’ certificates. The show was definitely greener than ever, both in colour and attitude. Planting not only took on a more calming planting palette of greens, yellows and white, but it also seemed also to reflect the growing momentum to more sustainable living. Drought and pollution tolerant planting appeared throughout the gardens, with trees being often being favoured over the garden studio or outdoor living spaces. And what a range of trees this year; from a leaning pine on the Morgan Stanley Garden to a giant monkey puzzle tree in the Forestry Commission’s Resilience Garden. The message was undeniable; we must look after our woodlands and help them adapt to the growing threat of climate change.
For the full article, pick up a copy now or click here.
We’re very pleased to let you know we’ve a project featured in the current (July) issue of Homes and Gardens.
The six-page feature covers a recent interior design project for the home of musician Caroline Corr and her family; on a period property set in the heart of Somerset countryside.
The July issue is out on the shelves right now. Further images of the project can also be found here, on our portfolio pages.
Well done to senior interior designer, Helena, who not only completed the Bath Half Marathon back in March in aid of our charity partner for this year, First Steps Bath – but she also turned out to be top fundraiser for our cause! Raising £595 for the charity and social enterprise which helps children with special educational needs and disabilities to take their first steps to a better future, we couldn’t be more proud.
It was a great pleasure to meet the founder of Bath’s Electric Daisy Farm, Fiona Haser Bizony, recently. Exciting times for the flower farm as they prepare to open their first London store later this year.
The flower farm moved recently to a larger, secret site just a short journey from Bath so the team has been busy adding new beds, new varieties and even a pond that will help drainage and also provide the opportunity for a dip in the warmer months ahead.
For more information, head to Nick’s regular garden design column in Bath Life. Their latest issue is out today and features this very special local flower farm.
The English Home Magazine recently asked John and Nick for their tips on how to create a subtle, pleasing cohesion between inside and out.
Check out the magazine’s May issue, out now, for the full article. Here Nick and John feature amongst other interior and garden design experts, all offering advice on how to create the perfect synergy between the home and garden.