Before I kick start today’s blog a big thank you to both my Design classes this past weekend. We held two so it was a pretty full on weekend and I met some fabulous people and had a really great time, so again a big thank you to everyone who attended.

I’ve never really been a follower of trends as they come and they go so quickly. I get it with fashion somewhat but with interiors not so much. One trend that I am very excited about however as it’s growing year on year is the indoor garden trend.

For some time now I’ve stopped thinking of my garden as a separate entity to the rest of my space. I’ve blurred the lines between the two, and made spaces outside for lounging and cooking and brought greenery inside so each area spills into each other. This makes both the indoor and outdoor spaces feel more connected and larger especially for me with my double height glazed door. You can’t totally tell where one spaces ends and the other begins and I love that.

I also have to say when you start dabbling with plants indoors it really is a game changer – the merging of indoor and outdoor spaces is quite magical, especially when you mirror the planting – whether that’s the same species or the colour and texture.

Urban living is tough we are surrounded by noise, crazy schedules, lack of time so the idea of coming into a space that cocoons, entices and enlivens is something I am quite fanatical about and decorating with plants helps me achieve this.

If you are in a bit of a conundrum with how to decorate with them then I have the perfect book for you. It’s called House of Plants by Caro Langton & Rose Ray. There are lots of projects, lots of styling ideas and tons of advice on how to keep real plants alive. As the guys say ‘Creating your own pocket of green doesn’t need to complicated’. Agreed!