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Muuto 70/70 table in green - modern Scandinavian design dining table - plants in the home

My Muuto 70/70 table – modern Scandinavian design dining table

When I revealed my kitchen makeover, I didn’t say much about my dining table, the focus was much more on the transformation of the space and the design of the kitchen units. But, the table is so beautiful and I’m so pleased with it, I thought it deserved a post of its own. Now many of you who have read this blog a while or even a little, may well know by now how much I like to stay in my familiar comfort zone of white walls and soft, light – mostly grey – colours. It’s an approach I’ve tried and tested and feel the happiest with – using neutral backdrops and adding interest and texture with furniture, rugs, artwork and plants. But, with grey kitchen units, light grey walls and painted white floorboards in the kitchen, I wanted something a little different to my usual choice for my dining table. I didn’t want more grey, or something black and heavy, nor something white that would visually fade away into the space. So I went for green! It’s not …

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Styling a little botanical corner with Laura Ashley

The botanical trend is everywhere at the moment, and I love playing my own part each month with Urban Jungle Bloggers, a monthly series all about living with plants – in your home, in other interiors and in public spaces. Since joining in I’ve collected lots of different types of plants I would never have thought to buy before and it really does make the house feel alive. Now I have little pockets of green dotted around the flat, on windowsills, on bookshelves, in the bathroom and on the coffee table. They bring life and colour to my mainly white-walled surroundings, and also give me something to nurture and look after. I now get ridiculously excited when I see a new stalk or bud growing and buy a new plant whenever I pass the florist (which is probably quite a lot!).  So when the lovely people at Laura Ashley approached me and suggested styling a botanical corner, I couldn’t wait to give my plants some love, care and attention. Plants look great in clusters, their different shapes and sizes, colours and …