Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Flower design - Gangnam style

Du sel brillant Cafe with Mr Park in Gangnam-gu district of Seoul

The trend for purple in the du sell brillant flower Academy

The Spindle berry has been amazing this autumn from Korea to the UK!

Tilansia Moss is perfect with Vanda purple

Such a lovely class and great students!

These Rancunulus are so large that they look almost like Carnations!  

Student Topairies

Hanging Rilona Amaryllis

Sunday, 11 November 2012

POINSETTIA'S AT THE I.C.A in London with six leading British floral designers!


My Vintage design using red poinsettia, dogwood, long rose hips.

Masses of hanging votives and small vases with lot of candles

Rebel Rebel's design with a restoration theme and vintage styling

Love those Poinsettia cookies and retro pots

Designed by Tuff. Modern Poinsettia using white and mirror

Love these light bulb container that Mark Upton of Tuff used in his design

Strong but simple! Love the red Poinsettia in mirror cubes

Simon Lycett designed and upside down Christmas tree with mixed coloursed plants

Ian Lloyd used erygium and wool for his sprakly Christmas

We sealed the ends of the Poinsettia's with a flame before using them as a cut flower

My opulent vintage look with a laden table!

These hanging votives came from Serax and they have been used in so many ways!

Vitnage single stemmed vases from Des Pots

Fresh cranbery ring around my napkins

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Japanese One-Day School

We had a lovely Saturday recently when Mina Urasawa, the owner of beautiful Florist Pousse in Kyoto, brought to London a group of Flower Enthusiasts who had specially requested a day with Paula learning about current Autumnal trends.

Autumnal ceramic gourd and pumpkin vase arrangements filled with Teddy Sunflowers, Physalis and Dill

A tall vase arrangement using beautiful Kaleidoscope Orchids

The students enjoyed a well deserved lunch following Paula's demonstrations

A chance to browse through some of Paula's many floristry books

Students in front of Paula's large pedestal arrangement

The students created a vase arrangement using orchids, roses, hips and lilac

Friday, 19 October 2012

St Pauls Church, Knightsbridge

Last week we were asked to decorate St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge for a special service. St Paul’s is an Anglican Church in London’s West End and is one of the most beautiful Victorian churches in London.

We decorated four columns throughout the church

We filled  these with a selection of late summer flowers including hydrangea, roses,  dahlias and a mass of foliages

Our large gold vases fitted perfectly with the church decor

The grand piano was brought to the church specially for the service.

A beautiful arch crammed with hydrangea to greet the congregation

Two bay trees underplanted with scented lilies, jasmine and heathers

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Film Premiere for The Knot

Quince at The Mayfair Hotel

Snowberries, Amaranthus and Miscanthus have an arched and drooping habit which is perfect for mantles!

Any excuse to use Crab apples!

Cake top waiting for the cupcakes!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Part of an installation at Kings Cross to celebrate a 10th Wedding anniversary!

Part of an installation of Birch trees with Gyp balls

Hydrangeas just get better and better. So strong and long lasting!

There is definetely a Gyp revival coming on!