Scented Greens


It has always been a delight to be part of the award winning World Inspired Tents Open Weekend & fly my bunting in their fabulous tipis. It was also a chance for me to indulge in some styling, which I love to do. The theme this time was an abundance of green foliage with touches of whites & creams. The stunning floral displays above were provided by Brompton Buds. Photographs by Sarah Lauren Photography

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Potted plants are a stylish & economic way of decorating your tables because you can re-use them at home, plant them in your garden or give them to guests as favours. For the long banquet tables, I used a lot of herbs, heathers & some lavender, creating a lovely aroma in the tipis.

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Another pretty way to enhance your tables is to use vintage bottles, ideally filled with seasonal, locally grown flowers but if you can’t find any in winter, a few supermarket blooms can still look pretty. I added some ferns & herbs for a rustic look.

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For a round table I used hessian runners, which I printed with a patterned roller & chalk paint. The centrepiece is a ring of garden foliage, limes & grapes around a log slice. Instead of candlesticks, you could have a hurricane vase, lantern or a collection of candles in different sized jars.

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All the place settings for the tables continue the green theme using simple sprigs of herbs, botanical infusion drinks & place names written on leaves or handmade paper. I made bespoke wildflower seed packets & jam jars as favours with a green & cream stripe ribbon on jars & napkins.

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