I was thrilled to be asked to style Stockwith Mill's Stables by the owners Kristi & Simon, ready for their summer open day in june. I already had some ideas I wanted to use, so I couldn't wait to get to work on the design. This time around I wanted to create an outdoorsy vibe with a relaxed garden feeling. Including lots of plants and subtle pops of colour. The colour palette I chose was very calming and the decor I selected to decorate the room was very natural with a fresh feeling. This is my mood board below that I used to help start the whole vision off and the other suppliers involved, could bring their offerings to the table to compliment.
Suppliers who worked on this open day:
Concept of Design | Styling | Props
The design began with the incorporation of my handmade wooden ladder
, that would be suspended from the beams. It works as a real showstopper decor piece, so the whole design would work around it. I imagined lots of ivy trailing around it as it would in a real garden and I wanted to add some hanging lampshades to give it extra wow factor. I handmade some moss lamp features as well for some extra garden vibes and to add more interesting pieces.
On the tables I wanted the decor to be quiet simple, with sage green and white chiffon table runners & wicker charger mats for a natural vibe. I used aged terracotta pots with plants in and created some dried floral arrangements with lots of lavender, thistles and star flowers to add a delicate touch. I added tea lights for a soft warm glow of candle light.
I designed a new stationery collection to compliment the theme with a delicate floral design. I used lilac foil on the menus, and mint foil on the place cards with a sage green wax seal to add a touch of the wow factor.
I wanted to create a fun, creative table plan idea to sit on a table. So I used twisted willow branches in a vase filled with moss and then tied my table plan luggage tags from the branches.
I also added a favour station by using my handmade wooden apothocary drawers with packets of seeds for guests to take home with them. I used wooden trellis with ivy to style the area out and tie in with the rest of the garden theme.
I was really pleased with how all the ideas came together on the day.
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