Flowers can instantly brighten up your home, injecting soft colour, fresh scent and a Spring feeling no matter what the weather’s like outdoors.
Here at Cox & Cox, we love to use flowers to add a pop of colour or texture to our fabulous products and bring our photographs to life, and we often work with local florists to create unique and stylish bouquets.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’ve teamed with Frome-based florist Bramble & Wild to create an exclusive Cox & Cox bouquet that embodies our unique style- available to buy here. Treat yourself to 10% off this bouquet and any other from Bramble & Wild with discount code CC10%.
We are also offering one lucky person the chance to WIN this exclusive large bouquet and our Cloud Hand Blown Vase. To enter, simply place an order on www.coxandcox.co.uk between now and midnight on Sunday 8th March using code BRAMBLE for 15% off and your chance to win.
We chose Bramble & Wild for their like-minded style and unique attitude towards the home, and sat down with owner Grace to celebrate the opening of her new shop and talk about her work as a florist >
What inspired your career in floristry?
My leap into floristry was a bit of a ‘eureka moment,’ to be honest! After finishing a foundation degree in art & design, I decided to defer my place at Falmouth University and, with the support of my mum, enrolled in an evening class learning floristry. Seven years later I’ve never looked back, although floral design can be stressful, knowing you can make a difference to someone’s day is wonderful.
Tell us about your unique style when it comes to your work.
I am always inspired by the countryside where I live, and I want my designs to reflect this natural look- I like to think of it as Rustic Chic!
Peach and blush are definitely the colours of the year. This delicate colour combination is really popular at weddings, ‘Cafe au Lait’ Dahlias are great go grow in the garden and their large peach heads add a real wow factor.
What are the essentials for introducing flowers to your home?
For flowers, it’s all about the right vessel. Something like the Cloud Hand Blown Vase is perfect for ready-made bouquets as the wider base allows for the stems to spread out. If you’re picking stems from the garden, a small bud vase or jam jar works well and looks really sweet. As well as a vessel, it’s handy to keep a small bottle of flower food and a pair of sharp scissors, this keeps your flowers well fed and lets you cut the stems at an angle and remove dead heads.
What are your top tips for creating a good display?
My most important tip is to create something you love. My dad has a saying “If it looks right, then it is right”, so make sure you choose flowers you adore. Always bear in mind the 2/3rd 1/3rd rule- aim for 2/3rd of flowers above the rim of a vase, and 1/3rd below.
Tell us a little about how you’d style our vases?
Brightly coloured ranunculus with twisted stems would look lovely sat in your Three Recycled Bud Vases, I love the yellow ones as their colour and texture compliments these hand blown vases. For country styled flowers, the Small and Tall Pitcher would be ideal; fill with sweetpeas or an array of summer blooms like alchemilla and dahlias.