I’ve throughly enjoyed the afternoon coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. A major benefit of working for yourself is the ability to take time off for pleasurable pursuits during the working week. This year the green fingered folk showing at Chelsea have put on a glorious display, full of vibrant colour, buzzing with life. The six show gardens awarded Chelsea Gold produced a varied exhibition of creative design. I particularly enjoyed the chilled middle eastern vibe of the M&G garden designed by Cleve West, with an impressive stone fountain standing proud in the center.
The Telegraph garden also caught my eye, rows of perfectly trimmed trees, cushion like boulders and impeccable lawn tickled my love for all things traditional. The simple colour palette added a peaceful quality to the garden making it somewhere I would love to sit and enjoy a chilled glass of Pimms.
Chelsea in Bloom bought the grey streets of Chelsea to life, two of my favourite displays were both bold and whimsical.Lulu Guinness constructed her candy inspired collection of clutches in flowers, a stick of black and white striped rock that is actually a handbag made out of flowers- no one can accuse Lulu of lacking imagination.
The Gold medal was awarded to Kate Spade for a full throttle display of exotic flowers that cover one side of the entire of the store. Nestled above the window a cheeky toucan peers down, teamed with catchy slogans like ‘Every wallflower is a wildflower’ making me smile.
Inspired by all the floral festivities I decided to add a splash of Chelsea Embankment Garden Floral nail polish to my nails. The mix of soft pink confetti and multicoloured flowers is perfect for the occasion. The limited edition shade by Nails Inc in available in 4 other colours and would make a fab introduction to florals for this seasons’ must-have trend.
Have you enjoyed RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 as much as I have?
(Images from RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Lulu Guinness & Chelsea in Bloom).