One Great George Street Showcase Event (Tuesday, Sep 27th)

We said we’d be there and we kept our promise; The One Great George Street Wedding showcase event was a success.

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At one of London’s most prestigious locations, we brought together class, elegance and style with a variety of floral combinations or you.

The idea was simple; we wanted to give you a taste of having a grandiose wedding in this Westminster building. The venue looked spectacular, bathed in a an abundance of (primarily) white floral selections, candles and exquisite table settings. The goal was to make this showcase as realistic as possible as if a wedding were actually taking place that day.

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The Great Hall – where your wedding dinner takes place – was an awe-inspiring opportunity to appreciate the grandeur one experiences as you step inside for the first time.

TBR creations were also visible in the lobby as well as staircase; elegant, pure with the occasional dramatic twist.

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Along with the rest of the staff, we were there to guide you and answer any questions you might had.

If you would like more information about One Great George Street, click on their website and follow their twitter network.

We were delighted to see so many of you there.

Until next year.

Flowers for him (3 simple tips)

Flowers are for everyone. Last week, we’ve shared tips on how to pick the perfect flower arrangement for your favourite girls. Today, it’s all about men.

Whether you’re wishing your father happy birthday, attending your son’s graduation or enjoying your anniversary with your other half, TBR has put together a few tips for creating a subtle-coloured bouquet for him.

For Birthday Occasions:

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Any fresh plant can be a great way to wish a man happy birthday. Plants can be added in their personal spaces; be it, office, living room, bedroom. Peace lilies are a great gift as they require little observation (especially if the celebrant has a busy lifestyle). For younger people, strong colours are essential. Masculine flowers such as orchids can bring joy on someone’s special day. Extra Tip: Men have been secretly obsessed with Bonsai Trees ever since they saw Mr. Miyagi cultivating one in Karate Kid. Just saying..

Congratulatory Flowers

Apart from the typical wine basket that comes in almost every congratulatory occasion, why not add a selection of vibrant coloured flowers? Exotic flowers bouquets are great gifts for men. Refrain from choosing pastel-coloured flowers as they tend to be considered more feminine.

Anniversaries
pink-chrysanthemumWomen are usually the only receivers of anniversary flowers but men will also appreciate a floral gift. Long-term affection can be represented in a wonderful arrangement of white and blue orchids, as well as a set of white roses, germinis and chrysanthemums. To make the set more youthful, add purple freesia and statices, combined with salal and pittosporums.

Tweet us a picture of your arrangement and tell us all about your special day! @TBRfloraldesign

 

Flowers for her

 

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but nothing shows more affection than a carefully selected flower arrangement for her. Here at TBR Studio, we care for each and every individual and we suggest the best ideas to tailor your needs. Take our advice on these simple romantic suggestions to put a smile on your favourite girls’ faces.

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Irises are simply stunning. Either combined with other (ethereal) coloured flowers or as single gifts, they will definitely make a girl’s day. Iris is a representation of wisdom, courage and admiration.

 

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Sunflowers are a great way to show affection to a more mature woman. Whether that is your spouse or your mother, it can brighten up her personal space, as well as her heart. This flower is used to show adoration and loyalty.

 

 

 

Lilacs are a great gift for younger women, as they tend to represent youthfulness and innocence. They are great as congratulatory gifts and they add elegance in your home house.
Carnations are great gifts and they are easy to grow. Our suggestion is to secretly plant them outside the entrance door and wait for them to bloom in order for your other half to be surprised and feel touched. Carnations are a representation of love and fascination.

white-tulipsTulips are the perfect anniversary gift. In a bouquet, add different colour tulips and tie them in a big pink ribbon. It is a great gift for women of any age and is a representation of long-lasting affection.

 

When and what to plant; 12 months of tips.

Whether you have a busy lifestyle or a very relaxed one, planting flower seeds is an act of caring. You really ought to have a passion for creation in order to spend a few minutes of your time to create a picturesque corner in your garden or indoors.

But what and when should you be planting?

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Each month of the year is a wonderful opportunity to bring to life your favourite types of flowers. TBR Studio has put together this list for you.

 

 

January: Being the coldest month of the year, planting can seem almost impossible as the weather will almost definitely ruin the seeds. So, why not spend this time organising your garden; cleaning out your shed, buy the seeds and prepare the pots?

February: Towards the end of February – when the weather allows the occasional sunshine – start planting your daffodils, fuscias and primroses. At the same time, protect your plants from the snow and the frost to avoid any damage. Roses are the best seeds to plant in February.

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March: you will start observing the first few bulbs emerging from the ground as spring rises. You can notice a plethora of daffodils and roses towards the end of March (if you have planted them at the end of the February).

 

April: As the weather improves, you should really think about taking care of your lawn, to avoid any insects that might damage your plants. This is the best month to plant gladioli.

May: Keep mowing your lawn and make sure this is the time to plant wallflowers and foxgloves. Your greenhouse should be ventilated in order to protect your flowers from heat and humidity.

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June & July: You should by now have a colourful garden. This is a great time to move some of your flowers inside, for decoration. Avoid spraying delicate flowers because insecticide will ruin them. This is a great time to trim lilac and forsythias to embrace regrowth. Some of your tasks for July entail watering your flowers more frequently than before. Mow your lawn once a week and ensure that your flowers are trimmed for better results.

August: this is the month where you can sit back and enjoy the view. Your flowers definitely need plenty of water. In August you can plant colchicums in order to see them bloom in the Autumn.

September & October: after a blissful and colourful summer, you can now remove thatch from your lawn by raking it thoroughly with a springbok. Start planting anemones, bluebells and tulips and make sure your pots are fertilized before planting.

November: being the rainiest month of the year requires you to start tidying your garden by removing fallen leaves and burning them in order to avoid any diseases in the summer. Take your fuschias inside and make room for new plants.

December: We usually neglect our gardens at this time of year, as the holiday preparations take over. But imagine how well presented a garden can look for those amazing Christmas parties if you take a few hours of your time to create an awe-inspiring atmosphere.

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For more guidance and tips, drop TBR Studio an email (toby@tbrfloraldesign.co.uk)

How to make your flowers last longer?

 

Flowers are nature’s children who need to be understood and loved.

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The truth is, we often buy flowers and plants for decorative reasons, but  taking good care of your flowers (like you take care of your children), is not only nurturing and healing, but it can also be a great way to bring good energy and atmosphere into your home.

 

To love your flowers means not to forget about their watering and to make them last as long as they can. TBR has put together a few simple guidelines for you to use, in order to make the best out of their beauty and aroma.

♣ Flowers can wither early because they are cut. To make them look fresh, a good vase is essential. Vases need to be washed thoroughly – especially if you have used them before for other flowers – because a good wash will take out any left bacteria from previous installments.

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♣ Use organic soap when washing your flowers and avoid any chemicals that might blend in with new water later.

♣ When you’re washing your vases, use warm water as bacteria die in high temperatures. Make sure your vases are not wet when you’re putting new water. The water should be around 43.5 degrees Celsius and always leave to sit in a cool place for two hours first.

♣ When you buy flowers, they tend to come with their ‘lunchbox’. These are essential proteins for the flowers to feed from. Don’t throw it away.

♣ Try not to drown your flowers in a lot of water and make sure they’re away from heat. They need sun for photosynthesis, but as long as they are kept cool at the same time.

♣ Change the water every two days to reduce bacteria formation.

♣ Trim flowers at a 45 degree angle.

♣ People can use hairspray to preserve the flowers, but we find this environmentally harmful and disrespectful to the plant. As an alternative, we suggest non-toxic sprays such as the Alba Botanica Hair Spray or the Alterna Caviar.

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An essential tip is to avoid placing flowers next to fruit as they will produce ethylene which ruins any plants that are nearby.

Flowers and your interior design style.

Painters love combining primary colours in order to make secondary ones – at the exact shade they want. But when it comes to flowers, there are no other plants to mix them with in order to generate new colours. However, there are plenty of options for you to combine plants and flowers with each other and with your furniture, in order to create a smooth vision of calmness, elegance and order.

If the Soil is Picasso then flowers are paintings, for they truly are nature’s own creations. To love your home entails choosing the right interior design to give it character – but no interior design is complete without a memorable floral arrangement – a natural “painting”. And that’s what TBR Design Studio is here for; to help you create a zen-ful experience at your personal space with a few basic tips.

Little things, great sights. 

minimalistiPay attention to the littlest things, such as vases and pots. For instance,  If you have a Shabby chic décor, then choosing brighter colours would be the best option. Make sure each pot or vase matches the rest of your interior. Go for light pink, blue and white pots and let each room’s furniture ‘tell’ a story.

 

For an airy look choose ivory avalanche or memory lane roses with carnations and daisies. Scented bouvardia and peach blossoms are always a great addition. To make a good contrast add raspberry orchids in a light green pot (ask TBR for advice on where to purchase the right pots).

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“If the Soil is Picasso then flowers are paintings”

 

 

Location, Location, Location!

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There are some places in your house that you could always place flowers. Add them on fireplaces or next to a pile of books on a coffee table (whose covers match the pot, i.e. a black pot next to (or on top of) leather-bound books). For short furniture use single tall and thin flowers without over-doing it. Try to keep flowers close to (but away from direct) sunlight, to prevent wilting

 

 

Art of colour combination

In hotter countries, most room walls are white (i.e. Santorini). You’ll see this almost throughout the Mediterranean, where yellow flowers take over the interior and bring the summer further inside their house (but without the heat). Flowers are extensions of nature; with the right background and colour selection, they seem to bring the outdoors, inside. Sunflowers and chrysanthemums are great selections for white rooms. If you need some contrast add lithodoras and lilacs or any pink-coloured flower.

White rooms are easy to decorate; either with white furniture or much darker ones. An idea of a beautifully composed white room would be predominantly white with dark wood floors and black furniture, green cushions (that match your plants) and yellow, pink or blue flowers.

m_styled-coffee-table-tom-ford-coffee-table-bookDarker rooms can be more masculine. Add white flowers such as roses, ranunculi or magnolias on dark surfaces and next to dark-themed wallpapers. For a relaxing atmosphere, create an arrangement of short white flowers in glass pots and place them next to lit candles in frosted glass.

TBR encourages you to start dressing your personal space with flowers and plants, in order to create a stress-free and enjoyable environment for you and your family. After all, you deserve the best and it only takes a quick visit down your local florist.

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We are more than happy to help you choose your flowers and create an ideal space. Just give us a call, send us an email at toby@tbrfloraldesign.co.uk 

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When our creativity ‘floats’…

shot-2_182The Woods Silver Fleet boats are the jewels of the Thames. Three contemporary designed yachts and boats that can accommodate up to 500 people and can be the perfect spaces for corporate or wedding events.

By choosing one of the boats for your event, you are guaranteed a warm and elegant atmosphere, always with TBR Studio’s signature. Over the last 13 years we have been collaborating with Woods Silver Fleet, so that our creative designs meet the unique style of each boat. The results are mesmerizing.

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The Silver Sturgeon can provide a selection of indoor and outdoor spaces.

 

 

 
In addition, the Silver Barracuda’s vintage decor along with the luminous indoor space can be the perfect place for a romantic dinner and sail along the Thames.

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The views are immaculate; from London Bridge to Chelsea and beyond, you have the opportunity to enjoy your day or night surrounded by London’s greatest landmarks.

 

Why not create your own event at one of London’s most alternative locations? Whether corporate meetings or a wedding reception for the selected few, TBR Studio will dress the venue accordingly and create the perfect background for you and your guests.

Keep updated with WSF’s amazing events by following their Facebook page and check the website for more information and contact numbers..