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April 21st, 2013

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life…

Very happy today, as for the first time this year, I have been able to spend the entire time outside without freezing. Spring has finally sprung (in Surrey at least) and my all time favourite magnolia tree and camellia are in bloom. What more could anyone want! As the blossoms will be short-lived, I decided to capture them with pictures…



magnolia tree

Magnolia tree

And if you want to enjoy these all year round, many fabrics and wallpapers have, and always will, take inspiration from nature…

Try these from Cole & Son, Little Greene and some more stylised designs from Cecil Beaton

Cole & Son "Magnolia" wallpaper

Cole & Son “Magnolia” wallpaper

Cole & Son Vivienne Westwood Magnolia Wallpaper

Cole & Son “Vivienne Westwood Magnolia” wallpaper

Cecil Beaton range, Beaton Bouquet

Cecil Beaton range, Beaton Bouquet

"Bloom" by Cecil Beaton

“Bloom” by Cecil Beaton

"Camellia" wallpaper from Little Greene

“Camellia” wallpaper from Little Greene

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