When The White Company.asked us to take over their Blog last weekend I was a little thrown. While I love their minimal (white) approach, anyone who knows me in real life knows I love colour and vitally nothing in my house is white. How was I going to incorporate their aesthetic into my often OTT approach to colour?
Quite easily as it happens, as white provides the perfect canvas for electic colour combinations – especially when it comes to food and flowers. So here is a little insight into my colourful weekend.
My perfect weekend is never spent far from home as I am lucky enough to live in one of the most inspiring and vibrant areas of London. Hackney is full of green spaces and Saturday usually starts with a walk across the marshes and down the canal, followed by coffee and a bacon sandwich at the local farmers market.
As a colour forecaster for the fashion industry, I am always on the look out for interesting colour combinations and the seasonal produce at the market is a constant source of inspiration.
I return home armed with seasonal fruit and vegetables and locally grown flowers and my favourite Saturday afternoon is spent creating (much to my families amusement) interesting colour combinations around the kitchen. White provides the perfect canvas for my tables capes and I love these matt enamel jugs for displaying bunches of multi coloured flowers.
I also love to display food in creative colour combinations and even the most ordinary salad (if like me you have a fussy eater in the house) looks amazing when arranged on a huge rectangular wooden board. Trust me once you start using one of these, you will get hooked and want to arrange everything like this.
Sunday morning sees me head down to Columbia Road to check out the delicious food, antiques and flowers on offer. The eclectic combination of traditional east end and young entrepreneurs never fails to inspire and I usually end up heading home with huge bunches of flowers and more trinkets to add to my growing collection of “junk”.
Sunday night is chill out time with lots of candles, a glass of wine and a huge sunday dinner (displayed on a board obvs) and a moment to appreciate the simple things in life.
Take a look at the Womens Room over on the White Company blog.
Lovely colours, lovely Hackney I miss these places!