Summer is here and it's time to make the most of your garden. We've put together three different looks that you can recreate at home to make the perfect space for outdoor entertaining.
We were thrilled to be asked by Solus Decor to help with the design for their trade stand for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. The chance to be part of the hugely prestigious Chelsea Flower Show combined with the opportunity to work with the beautiful fire and water features produced by Solus Decor made this project a complete pleasure from start to finish.
Solus Decor originally started their business in Canada and have been producing their high performance concrete products for nearly 20 years in Canada and have been over in the UK for nearly 3 years. This was their second year to exhibit their fire and water products at RHS Chelsea. Their pieces are both sculptural and architectural in their design with clean edges that can compliment any outdoor living space. When looking at the original brief we opted for light greys and neutral tones to compliment the contemporary outdoor living space we wanted to create for Chelsea.
We used a composite decking from Silvadec in a light grey to work with the scheme, the flooring was a key decision as not only was the correct colour essential in the design but we had to ensure that the flooring remained anti slip in all weathers given the temperamental English climate.
Chelsea Flower Show is organised by the RHS so it is essential to have a green element to the stand. We explored a number of options to add the greenery to the stand but space was also a key factor in this. We were fortunate enough to meet Green Matters UK who very generously agreed to work with us on the stand to create vertical living walls, which were a fantastic solution that complimented the overall scheme perfectly. We opted for cool blue tones on the water wall and warm reds on the fire wall.
One of the final pieces to bring the final design together was signage. We were keen to incorporate elements of planting within this to make this bespoke for Chelsea, whilst retaining the Solus brand. After much research we came across The White Bulb who specialise in beautiful handmade letters and signs for wedding and events, having seen some beautiful succulent lettering they make we approached them about the bespoke project. The letters are all handmade and given the size of the letters, the largest being 70 cm in height this truly was a labour of love. We couldn't be happier with the final product!