Much as I love autumn and the gorgeous hues that nature chooses to display outdoors at every turn, it’s often a challenge to bring the same warmth and colour indoors.
At the moment, of course, devotees of viral Instagram cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch are all busy creating restful interiors in shades of grey (far more tasteful than 50 shades though…), which is lovely but a little too calming for those of us who need colour and light to perk us up.
I love the Hygge ethos too – the Danish concept of adding cosiness at every turn and as well as candles, soft lighting and faux fur cushions and throws, I always find that a beautiful bouquet of flowers gives that extra special touch.
Bloom Magic is the online flower delivery company from Dublin who are now sending their gorgeous bouquets across the UK and I was lucky enough to receive one such arrangement of flowers called La Vue Du Sacre Coeur, from the Parisian Hatbox Collection.
All named after landmarks in the City of Light, or romantic French phrases, this is a gorgeous collection of flowers all of which mix the beauty of roses with complementary blooms.
Mine features Roses, Carnations, Bouvardia, Hypericum and Gerbera and the flowers are chosen by Bloom Magic’s designers to ensure the highest quality.
The hatbox is a really unusual way of displaying flowers because you can simply remove the packaging, add water and the supplied plant food to the waterproof inlay of the hatbox, snip the stems slightly and display the flowers within.
Then all you need to do is replace the water every three days or so and trim the stems again.
If you are giving Hatbox Flowers, there’s the added benefit that you don’t have to worry about your recipient having a vase but, being a more traditional girl, I prefer to use one for extra height so my bouquet was popped straight into one and put in pride of place in our lounge where they have been casting shades of pink, cream, red and purple for the past 7 days.
You can choose from 3 sizes of floral display, Standard, Premium or Deluxe and there are four pretty shades of hatbox to choose from – Blush Pink, Powder Blue, Sparkling White and, of course, Charcoal Grey. (My bouquet is the Deluxe size and the hatbox is Blush Pink).
You need to order by 6 pm for free next-day flower delivery and there’s free delivery at weekends too.
You can select the date of delivery and book a delivery weeks in advance which is very handy if you are organising Christmas flowers either for your table or as gifts.
I promise myself every single year that I am going to have all my Christmas shopping sorted by the 1st December and I’ve never done it yet but flowers are such a welcome gift that at least I can get a couple of presents under my belt.
These are really chic flowers which add a special elegance to a room – and a welcome reminder that sunny days will be back, eventually.
Find out more at www.bloommagic.co.uk.