Spring is officially here, the trees are coming into leaf and in these precious few months, full of 4 day weeks and longer evenings we get a rare chance to relax, take stock and look forward to the long summer ahead. We love the opportunities presented by a new season and our design team offers the following suggestions to Stitchers to welcome Spring and Summer into your homes….
Bring the outside in
Many gardeners will tell you that this is the most exciting time of the year. Plants and trees suddenly leap into life and gardens begin to look green and vibrant. You can mirror the magic that’s happening outside by bringing bulbs, flowers and foliage inside. Although faux plants and flowers are becoming increasingly popular, at Stitched we love all things natural.
As with our approach to most things, we like to keep arrangements simple. Groupings of Spring flowers in jam jars arranged down the centre of the table, make an effective display for a long, leisurely lunch. If picking from the garden, leave the leaves behind to provide bulbs with the energy they need to produce flowers next year. A large shallow bowl of narcissus - bulbs exposed - on the hall table will greet visitors with a fabulous scent as well as a beautiful sight. Or, why not opt for something sculptural in the form of twigs, dotted with blossom. These make for an effective, informal Spring wreath too.