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POSTED September 7, 2012 10:00 am IN:

In May photography Alun Callender shot Nikki at her Turquoise Island shop in Westbourne Grove, for St James and their new publication, Homes and London. Using the shop’s famous turquoise tiles as a backdrop, Alun took some lovely images of Nikki and best friend, Rueben, whilst also capturing some great shots of The Island. To see the final article in Homes and London take a look at our press page and have a read…  

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POSTED September 3, 2012 11:10 pm IN:

Nikki has greatly admired Thomas Heatherwick’s work for some time now, identifying with his love of organic themes, and so after finally getting a moment to visit the Heatherwick Studio’s major retrospective at the V&A – Designing the Extraordinary (running until 30th September) she was suitably blown away. Described by Sir Terence Conran as ‘…the Leonardo da Vinci of our times’, celebrating the pure joy of creating 3-dimensional forms, the Heatherwick studio has earned an international reputation for creating stunning and ingenious works that span a breathtaking array of disciplines: from architecture, furniture, product design and fashion, to engineering, sculpture, transport and urban planning. To see a glimpse of the genius at work, click on the brilliant short film  below produced by the V&A…

The team’s work to date includes a spinning chair, a rolling bridge, an expandable zip bag, a power station, an ‘endless’ bench, the London 2012 Olympic cauldron and a brand new bus for London. Amongst his works, his design for the swimming pool in Worthing is particularly interesting. In January 2008 a wrecked ship, the Ice Prince, lost her cargo of sawn timber to the sea off the coast of Devon. The resultant “wood slick” washed ashore in Worthing. A black & white photograph of the timber washed onto shore provided the very inspiration he needed…

And, just to remind us of Heatherwick’s talent to surprise and delight… The retrospective ends on September the 30th so get there if you can, you won’t be disappointed.

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POSTED September 3, 2012 11:41 am IN:

We have finally got our hands on Karen Nicol’s new book ‘Embellished new vintage.’ Her book was originally going to be about the treasure troves of inspiration in museums and galleries which inspire and stimulate Karen’s work as a mixed-media textile designer; however after looking through her archives and collections at home she realised that her work had subconsciously been influenced again and again by her collections. This was the point Karen realised that she had a different message to convey: that the most important aspect of the book was to choose just a few techniques which fascinated her and show the unintentional influences her vintage finds imposed upon her work. Beautifully put together, this book is a vibrant journey through Karen’s work and we wanted to share with you some of our favourite pages. So, here you are…

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POSTED June 28, 2012 5:06 pm IN:

Masterpiece London opens their doors to the public today, just down the road from our Pimlico shop at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, bringing the world of art to London. The yearly exhibition brings together exhibitors from across the world renowned for specialising in art, antiques and design of the highest calibre. As such a fantastic and well recognized event we were very honoured to have been asked to provide the floral arrangements for this ten day event and have spent the last three days installing all the flowers, working to create the right look to match the surroundings.

Now in its third year Masterpiece London confirms its position as the capital’s leading art and antiques fair. And this is no ordinary event, but a forum for distinctive design and aesthetic excellence where every exhibit is scrutinized by a team of experts to ensure every confidence in each purchase. So, as you can imagine choosing the right flowers and creating the perfect feel and look was extremely important to Nikki so that it accompanied the fabulous art on display at the exhibition.

Nikki was given the brief by the organisers of Masterpiece that the flower arrangements should be classic, stylish, elegant and should not detract from the stands. There are ten seating areas within the fair which all have large display spaces in the centre and for this space Nikki opted for planted beds of flowers with some featuring one striking tall arrangement on a plinth. These arrangements stand at least nine foot off the ground and as they were placed on clear plinths and urns they give the illusion that the flowers are floating in the air.

For the Information Desk, Nikki decided to surround the central feature of a lit tree with urns of brightly coloured flowers. The explosion of blooms are the perfect way to greet guests as they walk into the entrance area, creating the perfect wow factor.

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POSTED June 28, 2012 11:53 am IN:

With the sun finally shining, we can only hope that this is the start of our much awaited summer and it has arrived just in time for last night’s Hawaiian themed summer party. Held at the famous private members’ club, Annabel’s on Berkeley Square the event was managed by our friends at Urban Caprice and our brief was to create a Hawaiian themed oasis for all the party goers to enjoy.

On the outdoor terrace we added tropical plants, integrating them with the already existing plants and flowers.  Bird of Paradise, Heliconias and Cheese plants were just a few of the types of plants that were added to create a tropical paradise along with a few feathery parrots courtesy of Urban Caprice!

Decorating the bar and the DJ booth, our team of florists made sure that every surface was given the tropical treatment and with the evening being so humid you could have been forgiven for thinking that you were actually in Hawaii!  

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POSTED June 27, 2012 10:27 am IN:

We are so excited to have just gotten the pictures back of an event we did for one of our favourite clients which we worked on just over a week ago, that we had to share them with you straight away. Working with the fabulous events team at GSP, the party was set in a beautiful country manor and was an occasion that allowed Nikki and her team to create some beautiful and striking arrangements for the special day, such as this gorgeous vase arrangement that greeted guests as they arrived. Combining the gorgeous colours of delphiniums, roses, peonies and hydrangea, this vase was the perfect type of arrangement to fill the entrance hall.

Throughout the rest of the house Nikki placed a variety of varying arrangements with urns filled with roses, hydrangea and peonies all in luscious pink shades…

…while low arrangements with the same colour palette adorned clear glass coffee tables.

With no surface untouched, Nikki and her team created arrangements that varied in size and colour tone throughout the house.

The piece de resistance was the dining room where we built a black canapé out of 180 bunches of dyed black eucalyptus, black dahlias, black roses, sprayed black orchids and black hydrangea.

On the table featured more black roses and dahlias in sumptuous black vases in differing sizes. All in all a 1000 dahlias, 1000 roses, 500 orchids and 500 hydrangea were used to create a opulent and lavish room.

 

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POSTED June 27, 2012 9:38 am IN:
Our events team are currently working hard at Masterpiece London just down the road from our Pimlico shop at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. Masterpiece brings together exhibitors from across the world renowned for specialising in art, antiques… and design of the highest calibre. We are very honoured to have been asked to provide the floral arrangements for this ten day event and here is a little sneak peak at one of the arrangements that our fabulous florists have created.
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POSTED June 21, 2012 3:01 pm IN:

Here at Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart we love everything Alexander McQueen – I mean, who doesn’t? But we especially love what Sarah Burton presented us with at the AW12 show giving us yet another phenomenal collection of couture inspired pieces, but this time bursting with florals galore, displayed in a true McQueen extravaganza.

Dandelion embellishments, tiered chiffon twirl skirts, lavish feather trimmings and rose covered necklines as well as dresses embellished with small flowers all hit the runway. Burton’s colour palette saw models emerge wearing lilac, baby pink and cerise red, reminiscent of spring flowers in full bloom, while the design of the dresses saw delicate layers and layers of light chiffon give a petal-like quality to her creations.

We especially love this stunning pale pink exploding tiered gown with organza spikes which is seen here featured in this month’s Vogue US.

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POSTED June 20, 2012 9:12 am IN:

Over the last two decades, Nikki Tibbles has become one of the world’s most innovative and wildly creative floral designers, her name synonymous with style and luxury.  Having worked with clients such as Chanel, Prada, Meadham Kirchhoff and Tom Ford, as well as being the chosen florist of illustrious establishments such as Kensington Palace, the V & A and the Natural History Museum, Nikki is the go-to florist when it comes to sumptuous flowers and providing unique, bespoke concepts.

Her wealth of experience and innate ability for original ideas has meant that when it comes to events such as weddings, Nikki knows a thing or two about creating the perfect day. So, this is why Nikki has decided to launch her very own wedding blog. The Nikki Tibbles Wedding Blog is a labour of love where Nikki will be sharing all the spectacular weddings that she has worked on, revealing her inspiration, inviting you to join the conversation and answering any wedding queries as well as discussing her take on all that is going on in the world of weddings.

Take a look today… http://www.wildatheart.com/wedding-blog

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POSTED June 19, 2012 9:45 am IN:

The wedding season is in full swing with Nikki and her team of florist heading off to the South of France today to prep for a fabulous wedding taking place this Saturday.  With a pre-wedding reception on the Friday on board a yacht, Nikki and her team are very excited to get over there and get creating a beautiful floral environment for the bride and groom and all their guests in creams and pinks.

Yesterday saw an articulated lorry arrive at our warehouse and by lunch time it was filled to the brim with equipment such as candles, storm lanterns, and vases, while the flowers and foliage will be meeting the team over in France.

The concept for the wedding was conceived at the beginning of this year, and Nikki created an array of samples to show the bride her ideas so that she could have an idea of what it would all look like together.

We can’t wait to see the final results and we wish the bride and groom an beautiful wedding day.

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