POSTED May 31, 2017 12:07 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Last Thursday we held a drinks reception at our Pimlico shop in celebration of Chelsea Flower Show and Belgravia in Bloom. Nikki and the team were delighted to welcome friends of Wild at Heart to our story book themed soirée, complete with floral cocktails and themed canapés.
Set in the Nikki Tibbles ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ forest with the 10ft protagonist, Carol, acting as the perfect backdrop, guests were welcomed with hibiscus and floral gin and tonics from Martin Millers Gin and Merchants Heart drink enhancer.
In line with Belgravia’s week long celebration of classic story books, creative caterers – The Social Pantry – devised a stunning menu of canapés based on a few of our favourite childhood stories.
- Where the Wild Things Are – Wild Garlic and Roasted Tomato Tart
- The Princess and the Pea – Summer Pea, Parmesan & Mint
- James and the Giant Peach – Grilled Peach, Basil & Mozzarella Quinoa Crisp Arancini.
Thank you to all those who came and made it a truly wonderful evening… Until next year #BelgraviainBloom
POSTED May 25, 2017 1:31 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
This week we installed two stunning columns at the entrance of Brasserie 108 in celebration of the coinciding Chelsea Flower Show and launch of the hotels drinks brand, The Marylebone Gin. Taking inspiration from the vibrant purple and orange tones of the bottle, the wild installations were created using a harmonious mix of coral garden roses, campanula, gazania, kalanchoe and ferns.
The botanical installations will be outside of Brasserie 108 for the next week – share your pictures with us using the #wildatheartinbloom.
POSTED May 25, 2017 12:42 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
POSTED May 24, 2017 10:49 am IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart, Press
Our new Chelsea Flower Show Bouquet has earnt us notoriety in The Evening Standard this week. Voted as one of the ‘Best Bouquets Inspired By Chelsea Flower Show 2017′ this arrangement is a stunning mix of Britain’s best loved flowers consisting of an array of peonies, David Austin roses, delphinium and aquilegia. Available to purchase online here.
POSTED May 22, 2017 6:03 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Strolling through the streets of Chelsea and Belgravia last week, we were greeted with floral installations on every corner. Sloane Square was transformed into the plains of Africa – with residents taking on this years theme – a ‘Floral Safari’. Whilst Belgravia turned nostalgic with a week long celebration of classic ‘Children’s Story Books’.
Embracing the theme we transformed the front of our Pimlico Road Flagship store into a scene from the classic ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ book. Using all natural materials our team have re-created one of the books leading characters ‘Carol’. The 10ft friendly monster has been sculpted out of moss, wicker and decorated in over 700 leaves.
Thank you to all those who stopped by and came to say hello to ‘Carol’…!
POSTED May 18, 2017 4:02 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Next Tuesday 22nd of May marks the start of the world renowned HRH Chelsea Flower Show and the inevitable transformation of the streets of London. As shops, restaurants and hotels around the city prepare to adorn their fronts with fresh flower installations, we are taking a look at Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart’s best ‘London in Bloom’ moments….
Last May Wild at Heart transformed the entrance of The Bloomsbury Hotel with an ‘Overgrown English Country Garden’ installation. The abundant arch was created with wild plants and flowers from lupins, foxgloves, rose plants, lavender and calceolaria gems to jasmine, hydrangea, cosmos and of course beautiful wisteria! In honor of last years Chelsea Flower Show we created a rather fabulous installation outside of Berkeley Square’s Sexy Fish restaurant. Sitting above the restaurant’s orange canopy with its pouting red glitter lips, fluttery eyelashes and sparkling gold scales the statement fish was quite the head turner. This incredible installation took our team over ten days to create using over 1,000 custom-coloured hydrangea, 7,000 orchid heads, 200g of red glitter for those pouty lips, 12 cans of glitter spray, 40 cans of spray paint. One of our favourite Chelsea in bloom moments has to be the complete transformation of Sloane Square’s Kate Spade New York Shop. Nikki and the Wild at Heart team created a true floral fairy tale with two large carnation flamingos, fluffy gypsophila clouds and miniature mushrooms… Winning Wild at Heart the Gold Award, Innovation Award, and the People’s Champion award.
Look out for our floral installs around London next week at The Marylebone Hotel, Soane and our very own Pimlico store!
POSTED May 18, 2017 1:53 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Nikki recently spent the morning with reader’s of House & Garden for talk on all things landscaping and flowers. A select few garden enthusiasts joined Nikki and Carole Annette, House & Gardens Retail and Promotions Editor, for an inspirational brunch at Bicester Village. At home in the intimate setting, Nikki revealed how she forged her career as a luxury florist and more specifically, how her relationship with Value Retail has taken her down a very different path of landscaping.The ongoing two year project with Bicester Village has seen Nikki successfully transform the mall into an abundant ‘English Country Garden’, with each of the 180 still life vignettes changing throughout the seasons to mirror the surrounding Oxfordshire Countryside.
Nikki explained how she ‘dreamt of Bicester Village being an old manor house and the mall being a wild, overgrown garden – immersing shoppers’. Challenging industry experts, Nikki and the Wild at Heart team scoured individual, original antiques from around the world to create various focal points within the mall. As well obtaining plants, herbs and trees from nurseries around Europe to create unimaginable yet stunning combinations. With incredible attention to detail the evolving transformation of Bicester Village has surpassed all original concept’s gaining recognition from notified industry experts and publications. Having given the Village it’s own identity, Nikki now plans expand her creative talents to various different retail destinations across Europe – with her next project taking her and the team to Kildare Village, Ireland this week…
POSTED May 4, 2017 4:48 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Thank you to Homes & Antiques Magazine for their wonderful feature on Nikki’s country home in this month’s issue.
The article takes a look around the beautiful Georgian property, revealing just how Nikki has achieved the perfect blend of decorative antiques and 20th century design within her flower filled country retreat.
June issue now in store or available for digital download here.
POSTED May 4, 2017 4:04 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart