Season of Mists and Mellow Fruits – a guest post by Amy Cottington from Flowers for Eddie

10 Oct

Our guest blogger, Amy Cottington from Flowers for Eddie, provides some inspiration to decorate our homes this autumn! 

“With the long summer days behind us and the fading light of autumn well and truly here, it’s time to re-think how we introduce floral flourishes to our homes. After a bright summer of blousey garden roses, fragrant peonies, and dramatic delphiniums it’s time to calm things down and pair everything back to basics.

I buy my flowers very much like I do my food and I like them as fresh as can be, locally sourced where possible and of the season. For me, this time of year is all about celebrating nature’s harvest and I love coming back from the market with a basket of treasure to dress my kitchen and dining room.

It’s the season for simple table-scapes and we’re not just talking fresh flowers. There is nothing more stylish or satisfying (not to mention economical) than dressing your dining table with food market fruit and vegetables and even foraged branches and leaves.

Food market finds via Pinterest

Decorative artichokes by Diana Miller via Pinterest

Your colour palette should reflect the season around you so think of muted hues such as faded greens, soft reds, mellow oranges and golden yellows.

Perfect peaches from Tartelette

Weekend breakfast tables look vibrant and inviting with clear glass vases filled with zesty lemons and limes – a great look for the more modern kitchen and a perfect partner to your chrome Dualit toaster and your sleek DeLonghi espresso machine.

For your more relaxed country kitchen, assorted terracotta pots look stylish planted with hyacinth bulbs, winter white cyclamen or kitchen herbs such as woody rosemary and scented thyme.

Terracotta pots via The Little Corner

When the light fades and thoughts turn to supper guests, simply snip sprigs of your favourite herb and nestle on your place settings alongside vintage knives and forks and pretty stoneware. It’s the little details that make people feel treasured!”

Herbs and bulbs from Nordingarden

Amy Cottington is the founder of Flowers for Eddie, a bespoke, luxury floral design service that creates beautiful and inspiring pieces for any occasion. For more ideas and information, you can visit her blog here. 

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