Jul 21, 2016

Botanical details used in interior decoration

Couple of weeks ago was the closing of a decoration event in Madrid, Casa Decor, an annual show that takes a building and converts it into a huge showroom.  I did a shoot for a reportage and while working on the images I could recognize some trends in the use of botanical arrangements for interiors.  These are some images of botanical details that were my favorites.

A intense botanical statement at the entrance of a lobby.



This are was called Music Room and it was decorated in gold and
the arrangement in red was a good contrast.


Marble and pink make a good combination in a minimalist interior.



An of course, herbs in the kitchen, but in transparent pots.


I love this three vases as a set.




Another kitchen with a veggie garden inside!


A reasonable size tree in a living room gives a splash of a forest.


Flowers arrangements on tables are indispensable.



Always peonies!


The courtyard of the building was a center area conceived as a walled garden,
 where tall trees dominated the landscape


A definite piece was the art installation made of flowers hanging from 
ceiling to floor in the open staircase of the building, was a strong statement.




Jun 29, 2016

Philadelphus coronarius

A deciduous bush great for a garden its architectural shape and for its scented flowering, perfect for small bouquets and floral arrangements.




Jun 14, 2016

Home made potpourri

Another added benefit of foraging flora is that you can make homemade potpourri. I use it not only for decoration, but also for adding color and scent to bath salts.  These are from cherry blossoms, almond tree blossoms, roses, many spring blooms included horse chestnut blossoms.









Jun 7, 2016

Center for Wildlife Gardening, South East London


I did this reportage last spring in London, it is a beautiful spot in between the boroughs of Dulwich and Peckham. It is kind of a surprise because you would not expect to find a wild habitat in the middle of a residential area in a metropolis like London.  But it is a really lovely and interesting reserve that serves city gardeners, families and students, not only for the landscape, but for the service to conservation and research for the London Wildlife Trust.

Just the entrance is absolutely welcoming


Paths with handcrafted fences drive visitors to the main Visitor Center area 



Every single corner is a sanctuary for wildlife


The orchard is also surrounded by raised beds with vegetables growing



And the Visitor Center is a wooden building that portraits the spirit of the organization




The greenhouses store seeds and grow seedlings ahead of spring time







Apr 13, 2016

Ornithogalum


Days ago I posted in IG a photo of these beauties, t
hat I just found in a friend's garden and took some home as cut flower bouquet. 
They open during the day and last quite few days in a vase. 
They are perennial bulbs mostly native to Southern Europe
and I found that a common name is Star-of-Bethlehem.
 It seems cannot have enough of them these days!  
 I love them!






Apr 2, 2016

Son Baulo estate, Lloret (Majorca)

I spent few days in Majorca last month, but I only carry my ipad with me this time, as it was a business trip.  These are some pics from Son Baulo, a place that is a tearoom in the afternoons and a restaurant and events venue at night.  I visited it two years ago and again during my last trip to the island and confirmed that it stays as natural and country scenic as I remembered.