Victorian Botanicals at Leighton House Museum
Larry Walshe were thrilled to recently be appointed as an approved florist and accredited supplier to Leighton House Museum. Set in the heart of Kensington, London the museum itself.
When we were commissioned to create an intimate dining experience for a group of 20 VIP guests in Leighton’s dining room, we first began to seek inspiration from the existing interior decoration. Using Leighton’s own antique dining table, crafted in solid __ and dressed with ivory linen, we used a selection of antique blue and white china vases in a plethora of shapes and sizes to make reference to the plates seen decorating his walls. Placed in between these at regular intervals, vintage crystal candelabra each supporting a single dinner candle added a touch of height and made reference to the light fixture above. Golden cherubs were then scattered throughout to add a playful touch.
The flowers themselves were the element which drew reference to the striking and rich, rouge walls. Using a wild selection of textural Victorian botanicals we sensitively explored the use of deep merlot tones alongside inclusions of purple and deep berry. Peonies, garden roses, astrantia & fragrant stocks all combined with wonderfully wild British foliages, including one of Larry’s favourites, jasmine, to create a warm and inviting scheme. Understated and effortless the flowers work to enhance their surroundings in a dining room which is filled with so much history.
To discuss your event at Leighton House or to find out more information on hosting a dinner or event at this beautiful heritage venue, contact the studio today.