Archive :   November   2011
POSTED November 30, 2011 3:01 pm IN:

These beautiful shots were taken by the amazing photographer Dan Duchars for a gorgeous item on Nikki in this month’s Saga Magazine. It is testament to Nikki’s ability to create a Christmas sympathetic to it’s surroundings, in this case Nikki’s cottage in West Sussex.

We love the way that the tree is slightly irregular in shape to compliment the slightly higgledy piggledy nature of the cottage! Nikki threaded hundreds of dried fruit slices to create this gorgeous garlanding effect…

Nikki loves entertaining and when Nikki’s cooking, it’s a lucky soul who gets to dine in this style!

We love the addition of fresh blooms into a festive table decoration…just lovely!

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 25, 2011 9:20 pm IN:

Nikki and the team created a gorgeous environment for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner last night, and they managed to take a few snaps for us – thank you team! We love the little squashes dotted around that give a classic Thanksgiving feel, whilst the gorgeous rose arrangements keep the balance tipped towards elegance…beautiful!

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 24, 2011 8:56 am IN:

With a backdrop of the fabulous London skyline, last night’s dinner called for a contemporary look which was still very classic. This was achieved with a gorgeous mix of green orchids, succulents and grasses combined with cream roses, hydrangea and snowball blooms…

In the standing bar area, Nikki chose eight plinths with small arrangements of white tulips with tea lights on clear boxes with mirrored bottoms filled with cream rose petals, the effect was completely delightful.

Photography by Laura Cloutman


Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 18, 2011 3:32 pm IN:

The sculpture gallery at Woburn Abbey was completely transformed last night by Nikki and her amazing events team. Nikki worked with the concept of a gentlemen’s club and at one end of the gallery created a sumptuous seating area with worn and comfortable leather chesterfield sofas in muted tones that beautifully complimented the walls and paintings…

Directly opposite the main entrance, the guests were treated to an absolutely stunning arrangement on a massive scale…!

At the other end of the hall – Nikki and the team created an opulent dinner setting for the guests which was absolutely breathtaking.

The clients were absolutely thrilled with the effect and the evening was a huge success!

Photography Laura Cloutman

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 16, 2011 11:41 pm IN:

It’s been a really busy day today for the events team, one warehouse has been a hive of activity with thousands of beautiful blooms being prepared for an event at Woburn Abbey tomorrow, another warehouse has been filling up with wonderful Christmas decorations and in warehouse three we created a beautiful sample for a beautiful bride to be! We love how this huge arrangement appears to be floating… These beautiful crystal hurricane lamps really set off the hundreds of soft pink and green tea roses…not to mention the Laduree macaroons! This top table arrangement dripping with pure white Phalaenopsis Orchids made a real impact.



This arrangement includes coral, starfish and a multitude of beach treasure trove which look gorgeous among the cream roses, so pretty!

It’s been a great day, and the team are exhausted but excited at the thought of tomorrow’s installation at Woburn Abbey – watch this space!

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 15, 2011 1:46 pm IN:

A few weeks ago we sent off some gorgeous headpieces made by Ruth in our Pimlico store to shoot, and these are the results. We think they look stunning.

The director, Guy Hipwell told us a little about the concept…

‘In collaboration with our photographer I wanted to shoot flowers in a natural environment but with an added twist. He suggested we use a oversized cardboard box. Luckily we did as it rained continually on our shoot day and the box acted as a huge umbrella! As the day progressed water was pouring in, and as it soaked into the cardboard it eventually distorted the box and it eventually collapsed. It added to the feel we needed though – offering a slightly dishevelled edge.

Fashion156 is known for its support of new emerging designers and I selected lots of recent Central Saint Martin and Royal College Art graduates for this shoot, mixing them with some vintage pieces and the work of more established names. The headpieces made the shoot and worked perfectly contrasted with the clothing and cardboard. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.’

We think they did an amazing job and we found it particularly refreshing to have the men involved – perhaps it’s the new take on a buttonhole..? Just gorgeous. The clothes are so good too, we’re looking forward to seeing much more from these guys in the future!

Photographer: Mark Shearwood
Fashion Director: Guy Hipwell
See the shoot and full credits at
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 13, 2011 9:31 pm IN:

Nikki has been busy designing an event at Woburn Abbey this weekend, and some of the table centres were put together at our Pimlico store, where we managed to snap them before they winged their way to be admired by the great and the good!

We’re constantly amazed by Nikki’s eye for colour and form and this table setting against a grey linen backdrop is absolutely stunning.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 8, 2011 3:04 pm IN:

The one and only Astrid, who runs our Liberty concession, has just sent in these gorgeous images and a message from the beautiful bride…

‘…here are some photos of your beautiful flowers at our wedding.
We were so delighted with them and they looked really beautiful on the day. The photographer used a lot of vintage tones in some of the shots, which
worked really well with the flowers, as you can see…’


We love making brides happy and we love seeing their photographs. If anyone has a shot they’d like us to put on the blog, just email the images to us at, remember to ask the photographer first and send in their name too so they can get some credit for their hard work! (We’ll find out who took these really soon!)

Congratulations to the very happy couple!



Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 5, 2011 9:59 am IN:

Next week we will be launching our Christmas Shop online, and we spent all day yesterday taking these lovely photographs of what we have on offer. If you can’t wait, don’t worry – everything is already available in all of our stores!

These lanterns look fabulous grouped together, and throw off a lovely shadowy effect because of the pretty latticework sides.

These ceramic crown tea light holders are completely fabulous and will finish off any Christmas table with a touch of decadence!

We love these cloches – perfect with pillar candles of filled with tea lights, they’re just beautiful.

These rustic pots look absolutely gorgeous filled with fresh flowers or just sit them in groups. Perfectly imperfect and we love them!

If you’re searching for a Christmas gift for a loved one – we have wonderfully long lasting table centres with thick pillar candles in wicker baskets that will see them into the new year. The scent of fresh blue pine and eucalyptus alongside the lavender and orange is just divine!


Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email
POSTED November 4, 2011 10:55 pm IN:

We’ve been shooting more wonderful Christmas things today with the rather fabulous photographer Nick Stevens. This is a Stephen Johnson Happy sculpture that we used instead of a wreath, we think it looks rather spectacular – so spectacular in fact that we’re slightly concerned about how long it would stay on your front door!




Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Email