March 15, 2011

Floral highlights from the Ideal Home Show 2011

Last Friday, I visited the Ideal Home Show 2011 at Earl’s Court in London and today’s post features some images with floral highlights from the event.

The Prince’s House is one of the three show homes there.  It was designed by The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment and is based on eco-friendly principles.  The image above shows the dining room with botanical prints and the image below is the main bedroom.

The interior and set designer Christina Moore, who has won an Emmy for her film set designs, created and styled the beautiful interior.

This was such a lovely house to walk around, with lots of floral influences, from pictures and lampshades to soft furnishings…lots of them recycled.  It’s a very cosy eco-home with a real vintage feel and I would definitely recommend a visit, if you go to the show.

Outside the main entrance to Earls Court, there were some lovely mini-gardens (shown below), which were created by horticultural students for the Ideal Young Gardeners of the Year competition.

It was set up with the help of garden designer Diarmuid Gavin in association with the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment and students were required to create a sustainable garden from a reclaimed urban area.

The first image below was my favourite design.  I loved the living walls and the purple flowering plants.

There were also Ideal Home room sets with feature walls of floral wallpaper and soft furnishings.  In particular, the girl’s bedroom, sitting room and kitchen shown below.

The Ideal Home Show 2011 is open until March 27th at Earls Court in London.  Click here for further information and to book tickets.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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