It’s been again a busy week away from the blog but unless the previous ones this one has brought plenty of inspiration and ideas for the blog. If you have been following me here for a while you know that I love flowers and beautiful bouquets. I participated in quite a few editions of 2 Flower Girls and have also joined quite recently the Urban Jungle Bloggers followers. It has come as quite a frustration since moving to Madrid not to find the fresh cut flowers offering I was used to in Paris, Berlin or recently Brussels. The few flower shops I found in our neighborhood carry only a few variety of flowers (usually roses, carnations, lilies, alstroemeria and gerbera) but their main offering is plants and artificial flowers. It seems that there is no real culture of fresh cut flowers here, which might have to do with the harsh climate.
Last week I was in town for a meeting and stumbled upon one of the most exquisite flower shops I have seen in a very long time. Sally L. Hambleton has been running for the past ten years the flower shop she wasn’t able to find in Madrid and has turned into a successful business. Browsing through her shop and seeing the beautiful bouquet compositions was so refreshing and inspiring. I love composing bouquets and carefully choosing varieties to have them assembled into something unique. It is very similar to creating an interior; it’s about choosing colors, varying their proportions, adding texture, shapes, and elements of surprise. Since I haven’t grown my color inspiration column recently I thought that you would enjoy a new column showcasing a matching interior and flower composition. So here is to Room and Flower. I hope you’ll love it!
I’ve finished quite some work in the house and am currently busy taking pictures to share them with you. Have a beautiful Spring week.