I’ve been so busy with the new baby that I completely forgot to organise a ticket for the Chelsea Flower Show! Last year I visited Chelsea during the week of the flower show. I was so thrilled to find many gorgeous floral installations. You can see some of the beautiful blooms from last year here.
This year is set to be even better. We visited early this morning and many boutiques were preparing their floral installations.
We spotted the gorgeous lion in Sloane Square as well as an elephant and a gorilla being installed in other parts of Chelsea. It’s really worth a look if you’re in the area. I also saw some pretty floral decorations in Covent Garden during the week. I just hope this gorgeous celebration is the start of some Summer weather for London!
Chelsea in Bloom is on until the 27th of May 2017 and you can find more details here
Neon has become a really popular home decor trend. I’ve had neon letter lights on my wish list for a while now. I haven’t actually decided on what word I’d like yet! Neon lights look amazing in the living room or bedroom. I’m really loving the current trend of adding neon artwork to a wallpapered wall. When done right the effect is amazing and can really add a strong focal point to a room.
Neon lighting can also be customised so it’s a wonderful way to add a truly unique piece to your decor.
All photos via Pinterest
Neon palm print cushion available via Ruby and B
My favourite interiors trend at the moment is definitely green home decor. Shades of green can be seen on everything from palm wall prints and cushions to rich green velvet fabrics on chairs and sofas.
Green home decor doesn’t have to take over your room. If a green velvet sofa isn’t in the budget an easy way to add this trend to your home is with gorgeous plants and cactus. Cushions featuring green prints can also give your room an instant green makeover.
I’m pairing green cushions with throws in blush pink tones. I’d love to see how you’re styling this home decor trend.
Images via pinterest
Last night I was thrilled to attend the Lily Gabriella Spring event at the Flower Appreciation Society. I’ve been such a fan of Lily Gabriella jewellery since trying on one of her gorgeous Spira rings at Harvey Nichols. The designs are so unique and an absolute must if you’re looking for a statement piece of fine jewellery.
I love the story behind this brand. Lily Gabriella Elia was born in Rio de Janeiro and is currently based in Monaco and London. It’s clear that exposure to beautiful art and jewellery at a young age has inspired her aesthetic. It was acclaimed jewellery designer JAR, (Joel Arthur Rosenthal) who encouraged Elia to pursue her passion for creating fine jewellery. I first heard about JAR when I read about his jewellery atelier in Place Vendome Paris. The store has no display window or set hours. He opens his doors only to a select including the late Elizabeth Taylor. It’s wonderful that he is taking the next generation of fine jewellery designers under his care.
The craftsmanship behind each Lily Gabriella piece is clear. They are all handcrafted by a small family run atelier in Milan under Elia’s direction. My absolute favourite piece is still the Spira ring with rubies. It’s just stunning and really comfortable to wear.
As well as trying on some amazing pieces we also made gorgeous hand tied bouquets with the lovely ladies from The Flower Appreciation Society. I was lucky enough to attend their floral crown workshop earlier this year so was really excited to return for some more floristry!
I received a gorgeous Lily Gabriella candle. The lily and white rose scent is divine and the candle is very stylish!
There are some fantastic art exhibitions in London at the moment. We visited the fantastic David Hockney exhibition yesterday at Tate Britain. The exhibition includes work from the last 60 years, showcasing Hockney’s art from his student years in London through 1960s Los Angeles and his newest works.
I particularly loved his work from 1960’s LA and the large portraits all painted with acrylic. Hockney became obsessed with representing water in motion. His painting A Bigger Splash was painted in 1967 while he was teaching at the University of California. The splash was painted with a small brush over several weeks. I love what the English art critic Charles Harrison has said about the painting, ‘The figure whose plunge is recorded by the splash will never surface this world.’
A really interesting exhibition that is now in its final weeks. I believe there are only a few tickets left and you can book online via the Tate website.
I was thrilled to visit the Cerith Wyn Evans light installationForms in Space…by Light (in Time) at Tate Britain this weekend. The installation is a must-see if you’re in London.
Made from almost 2KM of neon lighting suspended from the ceiling, the tubes have been configured into curves, spirals and straight lined. Time Out were right when they described the installation as ‘a journey of light,… you’ll end up swimming in a neon sea you won’t want to get out of’. I found the light shapes mesmerising. It’s a great exhibition for kids too. Space…by Light (in Time) is free and on until August 20.
I'm a mother of three and Australian expat now based in London. Ruby and B is named after my children and was created in 2014 as a way to showcase my photography. Ruby and B Journal is where I share my photography and snippets of our London life and travels through Europe. I now run my business full time via an online store selling prints as well as working on my Instagram and blog.