Spring Inspiration – A Tree in The House – Annabelle Hickson

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Annabelle Hickson winter sweetAll the Friday and weekend feels are especially high today as I will be diving face first into the gorgeous new book A Tree in the House: Flowers for your home, special occasions and every day by Annabelle Hickson. I will be cosy on the sofa revelling more in the floral goodness this evening once the sun goes down and carrying this (sure to be) well-thumbed copy around in my trug.Annabelle Hickson photography Annabelle’s book is full of romance, dramatic displays and decorations using flowers, branches, twigs and trees. I love the colour combinations and rustic carefree styling. Annabelle is a writer and photographer who lives on a pecan farm with her husband, three children and various animals on the NSW-Queensland border, Australia. One of my Instagram favourites, I first discovered Annabelle via her lovely column in Country Style magazine. She describes A Tree in the House as – ‘It’s a how-to-do-the-flowers book, but it really is for anyone who loves beauty.’Annabelle Hickson Flore ValleryThis gorgeous book is a treasure trove of ideas and instructions for flower installations and arrangements, seasonal bouquets, making flower gifts for friends and special occasions, as well as table and overhead installations, showing that even the most magnificent and magical displays are accessible, affordable and open to anyone who’d love to give it a try. Only respectful of nature foraging, own back yard or borrowing from friends rules apply.Annabelle Hickson winter dinner party dried honestyEvery season and occasion is covered by Annabelle in a natural and thoughtful way, using muted and bright colours, unusual textures, dramatic sized branches and delicate blooms. Annabelle Hickson fennel fireworksFrom explosions of fennel to daisies pouring out of the oven?! Each chapter has unexpected happiness within its pages and I cannot wait to try some similar foliage experiments in our home this spring and summer.Annabelle Hickson autumn Annabelle Hickson autumn Chinese elm branchesAll the floral arrangements featured are as zero waste as possible and include tips like how to transport flowers in vases with no water spills, and how to create a structured arrangement without floral foam. ‘This beautiful book celebrates the simple, natural beauty that flowers bring to the home, with flower arranging that is in sync with nature.’ A TREE IN THE HOUSE: Flowers for your home, special occasions and every day by Annabelle Hickson (Hardie Grant, £25.00).

This book was kindly given to me to review by the publishers and I would have definitely bought it if it wasn’t! All opinions my own as ever, have a great weekend x Annabelle Hickson - A Tree In The House

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