Hip Hip Hooray, Spring is here! Not only is the garden starting to bloom, but so too is everyone’s moods, the colours of our wardrobes and there’s a distinct scent of Spring in the air. It’s time to pack away the winter woolies, fur throws and heavy blankets and give your home a good Spring clean.
This is also the perfect time to substitute some of the heavier fabrics you have been snuggling up with and bring out some vibrant colours to compliment your mood and the changing season.
We have put together a little mood board to introduce some of our new Spring collection and show you how colour really can alter your mood. Mix turquoise, orange, white and navy to bring a fresh feeling and sophisticated palette to your home. It’s a great blend of colour for this time of year. Not too cool (which we all love for the heat of an Australian Summer), but a lovely blend which is uplifting and happy…it’s the perfect medicine for putting the long cold months of Winter behind you.
Aghhh, sigh. Spring is here at last…and when I think “Spring” the first word that comes to mind is “flowers”. It’s almost like Mother Nature knows just how to lift our spirits after the cold, winter months. At the moment the florist at our Collaroy store is bursting with new season roses, lavender, freesias and everything in between. The heavenly scent just hits you when you walk through the doors and the mix of pastels, bright colours and all whites seem to cater to everyone’s tastes.
When you put together a posie for your own home, unless you are buying purely for scent, think about the colours you want to pull out of the room and make that the focal colour of your flower arrangement. It will really pop when you add it to the room.
Another way to arrange your flowers is to start with your feature flower and work from that. For example, my favourite flowers are Cymbidium orchids, which often have a contrasting colour at the centre. I like to pick the perfect Cymbidium and then add flowers and foliage to bring out the central colour. All in all, how could you ever go wrong with fresh flowers. They lift the spirits, add colour and life to a room, and they also make the perfect Thinking of You gift. Enjoy.