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Lush Bedside Posie

Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeBedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Welcome to the second in our series of three little posts to inspire your floral creativity!

Growing up my Mum always made sure we had a posie of cut flowers on the kitchen table and beside our beds – even now when I head home to visit there will be some little sweet smelling gaggle of flowers waiting for me in my room.

Spurred on by this memory and inspired by the awesome “Tilly at Home” geometric rose vase and bedroom building homeware I had discovered at Farmers, I challenged clever Lu Diamond to create a posie using flowers bought from the dairy down the road.

Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home We chose to visit the closest dairy to Lucy’s studio which was on Ponsonby Road in Auckland. Having not always had the luxury of living in a place where masses of fresh cut flowers are available year round, I encourage you to hunt out what you have at your own finger tips – this posie could alternatively be leafier, greener and perhaps contain more foraged, one off blooms that peep over your neighbours fence!

Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeBedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeThe tips I learnt myself from watching Lucy work were:

COLOUR BLOCKING

I have ALWAYS tried to create posies by painstakingly attempting to mix all the flowers together evenly.
Lucy shuns this with beautiful results! Let colours block and different varieties sit together.

EVEN UNEVENNESS

My obsession for a balanced perfectly, symmetrical floral symphony has also been put to rest with the realisation that off-centre arrangements look modern, romantic and imperfectly perfect.

CUT + TRIM AS YOU GO

I’ve always cut and trimmed the stems of my flowers to prepare them for arranging, however, while Lucy did clean up the stalks she left any decisions on length for later. She would hold clutches of blooms up against what she had already done, testing angles and placement before THEN trimming their length to sit perfectly.
Its not rocket science but it was a real Ohhhhhh moment.

GET DOWN AT THE SAME LEVEL

We were definitely striving to create an arrangement that could be viewed from all angles but I noticed that Lucy was constantly ducking and divine to get eye level with what she was working on which posed a good point!
This posie would have looked great on a kitchen table or sideboard in a living room, both of which have you suddenly dropping to view it at the same or sometimes even lower level.

Bedside Posie with flowers from the dairy by Lu Diamond Flowers for Studio Home / Inspired by the new seasons collection at Farmers - Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home

Pictured above:
Tilly at Home vase, and lamp
Duvet cover set and pillow by Sheridan
All from Farmers – Your Department Store
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Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home
Floral genius by Lu Diamond Flowers
 
 
 
 
 
Farmers - Your Department StoreThis post was made in partnership with Farmers
All ideas and opinions shared are most definitely my own.
We welcome you to check out the offering of those businesses that support our projects and production of content for you.
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Foraged Posie for table setting

Foraged posie for table setting by Lu Diamond Flowers with Studio Home / Plates, cutlery and placemat from Farmers: Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeSo this is something new!
Over the next three weeks I’ll be sharing 3 little projects that the clever Lu Diamond and I joined forces on in partnership with Farmers to celebrate their fresh new seasons collection (which to be honest…reallllly impressed me!) You will spot some of our favourite Farmers products in each shoot all of which were the basis of inspiration for each of our floral creations.
As a SERIAL “forager” (some may refer to this as foliage poaching) I wanted to create some posts around the ease at which you can use easy-to-access foliage and flowers in your own home.

Foraged posie for table setting by Lu Diamond Flowers with Studio Home / Plates, cutlery and placemat from Farmers: Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeForaged posie for table setting by Lu Diamond Flowers with Studio Home / Plates, cutlery and placemat from Farmers: Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeTo kick off Lucy and I struck out onto the streets of Ponsonby to see what we could find to build a sweet little posie to use as a table setting. Rather than writing you a recipe of “this plant and that tree”, instead we wanted to inspire you with what is possible using the vegetation that you have on your own street!

You will be SO surprised at how those seemingly boring trees/plants/buds/seed heads/ferns/grasses/weeds look when layered and bound simply with rough twine!

Enjoy! (next week we are using flowers bought from the local dairy to create an awesome posie for beside your bed!)

Foraged posie for table setting by Lu Diamond Flowers with Studio Home / Plates, cutlery and placemat from Farmers: Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeForaged posie for table setting by Lu Diamond Flowers with Studio Home / Plates, cutlery and placemat from Farmers: Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Foraged posie for table setting by Lu Diamond Flowers with Studio Home / Plates, cutlery and placemat from Farmers: Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Foraged posie for table setting by Lu Diamond Flowers with Studio Home / Plates, cutlery and placemat from Farmers: Your Department Store / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomePhotography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home
Floral genius by Lu Diamond Flowers
Alex Liddy plates and cutlery and placemat from Farmers – Your Department Store.
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Farmers - Your Department StoreThis post was made in partnership with Farmers
All ideas and opinions shared are most definitely my own.
We welcome you to check out the offering of those businesses that support our projects and production of content for you.
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