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Larry Walshe Flowers Decorex International Main Entrance Chandelier Flower Foliage Carpet Table Setup Dinner Service Glassware Candles Flowers Florist London

We were thrilled to be commissioned by Decorex International to create an entrance installation celebrating the 40th year of the show at Syon Park.  With the concept of disruptive dining, Larry Walshe and three other designers Matthew Williamson, Beata Heuman & Eligo Studio worked to create a series of fabulous spaces on a spectacular revolving carousel positioned at the entrance to the show.

Our design, titled “A reflection of beauty” looks at the use of reflection and refraction to alter perceptions and enhance the overall dynamic of the space. We commissioned Dominic Schuster to clad both of our walls with a smoked, mercury mirror that offers a masculine backdrop to a very soft and romantic scheme.  We then selected pieces from the Julian Chichester collection which offer clean, simple lines to compliment such a riot of flowers.  Dining chairs from Chapel Street London offer further metallic references whilst tableware from Duchess and Butler works to create a detailed and eccentric table scape.

Larry Walshe Flowers Decorex International Main Entrance Chandelier Flower Foliage Carpet Table Setup Dinner Service Glassware Candles Flowers Florist London

The use of purple glass wine glasses with gold metallic detailing, champagne glass charger plates and blush pink water goblets all combine alongside gold cutlery and vintage lace chinaware to create the most heavenly table setting.  Each of the tones selected can be found in the flowers chosen to create a truly immersive and cohesive scheme.

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Collaborating with expert wallpaper designers Fromental, we created a sensational design to sit on the ceiling of our installation.  Using the smoked mirror as our base colour, flowers are applied in a bespoke design to appear as though they are reflecting from the floor below.  Printed in greyscale to give them impression they have been embossed, each flower is then hand finished with a delicate splash of colour to bring them to life!

Larry Walshe Flowers Decorex International Main Entrance Chandelier Flower Foliage Wallpaper Handpainted Flowers Florist London

With over 2,000 fresh flower stems the design created by Larry Walshe for Decorex International 2017 features roses, spray roses, gladioli, chamelaucium, British dahlias and alchemilla mollis.  This riot of colour combines with fragrant foliages to result in a soft and romantic scheme which juxtaposes the masculine references beautifully and offers a sense of femininity whilst still maintaining a beautifully striking silhouette.  Crystal accessories were then interwoven throughout the floor of flowers, floral cascades, floral chandelier and furniture to add a wonderful sense of occasion.

Larry Walshe Flowers Decorex International Main Entrance Flower Foliage Carpet Table Setup Dinner Service Glassware Candles Flowers Florist London

To see this show-stopping design, make sure to purchase your tickets for Decorex International:

Credits:

Flowers:  larrywalshe.com

Wallpaper:  Fromental

Mirrors:  Dominic Schuster

Furniture:  Julian Chichester

Dining Chairs:  Chapel Street London

Tableware:  Duchess & Butler

Commissioned by our client to create beautifully abundant autumn inspired designs to dress their restaurant based in Greenwich, London we could think of nothing better than an abundance of British dahlia sourced from Withypitts Dahlias in West Sussex.  With an array of mixed vibrant colours they are, in our opinion, the perfect expression of the autumn season.

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Combined with hundreds of British autumnal hydrangea and a whole host of responsibly foraged British foliages, we created a romantic scheme that enhanced the traditional coach house property and resulted in an effortlessly beautiful setting for our clients’ private party.

Larry Walshe Luxuary Florist London Grenwich Autumnal Florals Dahlias Berries

An archway of mixed British foliage welcomed guests as they arrived; with added eucalyptus and autumnal rosehips, this piece captured the spirit of autumn and led guests inside the coach house to begin the celebrations.

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Inside, we accessorised our designs with copper to work alongside the existing architecture and interior decoration.  The warm metallic tone was offset perfectly with the use of dark wood, iron and stone.  Throughout we placed urns packed with texture and colour and low occasional designs brimming with vibrant colours.

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Within the restaurant itself, we created the most striking nod to autumn; an autumnal meadow installation.

Larry Walshe Luxuary Florist London Grenwich Autumnal Florals Dahlias Flower Wall Mirror

Using thousands of fresh flower stems featuring amaranthus, rosehips, British hydrangea & British dahlia, this textural design also used a combination of mixed British foliage and crystal accessories to result in a commanding piece which was the centre of conversation throughout the party!

Larry Walshe Luxuary Florist London Grenwich Autumnal Florals Dahlias Candles

We at Larry Walshe absolutely adore using British flowers and in particular, British dahlias; not only because it is environmentally responsible to do so but because they are incredibly beautiful! Packed with character and charm, they create a rainbow of colours when mixed together that can’t help but inspire a smile.

For discuss how we can transform your next event or party, please contact the studio.

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Celebrity florist, Larry Walshe, will take on the challenge to design one quarter of our 2017 entrance installation, ‘Disruptive Dining.’ We had a quick chat with Larry to find out his plans…

Describe a typical day for Larry Walshe

The wonderful thing about my job is that no two days are ever the same.  Around 4 days per week I wake early and visit the flower market to buy for the weddings and parties we are creating that week.  I then spend much of my time meeting clients, creating schemes, teaching or onsite ensuring the delivery of each and every project.

Can you give us a brief description of your plans for the entrance at Decorex?

We are planning to create a really exciting installation using thousands of fresh flower stems to work against light, mirror and a custom-created Fromental wallpaper design to result in a multi-dimensional and incredibly luxurious piece.

How did you get into floristry?

After studying retail & interior design and years working in the weddings & events industry, my move into floristry was actually a rather organic one.  Flowers are such a wonderful and forgiving medium to work with and I use them in the same way an artist would paint.  The ever changing varieties and their seasonal availability ensures that my work is constantly evolving and no two projects are ever the same.

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When our fashion conscious client approached us to asked us to create wedding flower designs using a multitude of bright, colourful tones to realise a luxurious countryside look, you can imagine that we were thrilled.  Transforming the Nash Conservatory at the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens, we adorned this immaculate glass house with an everlasting meadow of wild summer flowers on either side of the aisle.

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The striking arch design placed at the end of the aisle, a piece which we at Larry Walshe have become renowned for creating, was created in a pitch style to reference the architecture of the impressive Nash Conservatory roof; it was then filled with thousands of fresh flower stems including roses, spray roses, clematis, nigella and delicate strands of jasmine, our clients favourite scent.  Packed with detail and fragrant herbs, the whole scheme smelt as good as it looked!

Larry Walshe Luxury Florist London Kew Gardens August Wedding Aisle Arch flowers
Larry Walshe Luxury Florist London Kew Gardens August Wedding Flower Arch

Our signature golden lanterns were also filled with jasmine scented candles to ensure the guests were able to immerse themselves in such a special celebration.

Larry Walshe Luxury Florist London Kew Gardens August Wedding Aisle Flowers Lantern

To decorate The Orangery at Royal Botanical Kew Gardens, we created two beautifully low and equally luxurious schemes.  Our clients were clear that they wanted low table designs in order to ensure all of the wedding guests would be able to interact with one another.  To add visual interest, we felt two different schemes would provide variety in such grand surroundings.

Larry Walshe Luxury Florist London Kew Gardens August Wedding Table Decorations Florals Arch

Venetian ribbed glass storm shades were nestled at the base with a wild selection of vibrant and colourful flowers including a whole host of fragrant stems such as freesia, sage, rosemary & mint to result in a wedding scheme which cast a soft, gentle scent throughout the whole day.

Larry Walshe Luxury Florist London Kew Gardens August Wedding Table Decorations Flower Wreath Candle

The top table was draped with a wild and luxuriously rustic garland made from mixed textural foliages, herbs and the brides favourite flowers.  It was then framed with a picture perfect arch at the rear of The Orangery; packed full of thousands of wild meadow-like flowers and hundreds of fragrant herbs.

Larry Walshe Luxury Florist London Kew Gardens August Wedding Table Decorations Florals Garland

The addition of scent in all aspects of the wedding was incredibly important to our client and it truly does add a further dimension to the celebrations.  From the bridal bouquet to the table designs, each piece we created for this wedding at Kew Gardens was packed with fragrant stems to create a memory which when remembered in years to come, will conjure images of such a special and beautiful day.

To discuss how we can transform your wedding at Kew Gardens, get in touch with the studio today.

With the Wimbledon Tennis Championships starting today, we thought there would be no better opportunity to showcase and celebrate a couple of our favourite, Wimbledon tennis-inspired blooms!

Green Roses:

Often overlooked and underused, we love these incredible “Green Lemonade” roses.  They have a frilly texture, similar to garden roses and a bold colour which makes them incredibly contemporary and versatile.  Whether you combine these into a scheme with other green and white flowers or use them en-mass as we have done here to create a carpet of zesty green, these are a wonderful, tennis inspired choice.

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Alliums:

Large, sculptural and striking, these “Globemaster” purple alliums are another perfect choice when you are decorating with a Wimbledon Tennis theme in mind.  These fluffy spherical beauties have the most wonderful colour and can be used in both tall and low arrangements.  Whether you choose to work with them as a single variety or as one of many flowers within your arrangement, they are a brilliant, long lasting selection.

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Adorning the courtyard of BMA House, located in the heart of Central London and conjuring the perfect atmosphere for an immersive summer corporate event, an outdoor Alice in Wonderland inspired installation design.

A field of rich, red roses form the croquet pitch, inspired by the motion picture.  The fountain in the centre boats floating rose heads and the statues themselves are embellished with tumbling and abundant cascades of mixed red flowers, luscious green foliages and playing cards.

Taking centre stage and in true Alice in Wonderland style, a pair of the most fabulous and animated flamingos are standing by ready for you to grab their legs and start playing croquet!  Floral croquet balls in tow, all they need now are a willing audience to bring this corporate summer party to life!

As the sun starts to set into the most beautiful evening glow, guests begin to gather and enjoy their enchanted surroundings.  With canapes, Pimms and flowers galore, this is the perfect venue to host your corporate summer party in Central London.

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BMA house Alice in wonderland secret garden Flamingos red roses pink carnations coral orange croquet
BMA house Alice in wonderland secret garden Flamingos red roses pink carnations coral orange croquet statues playing cards water feature

41 Portland Place is a central London venue providing period and modern rooms for events and meetings. Set within the prestigious home of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the venue is conveniently located close to Oxford Circus, Regents Park and Marylebone.

The Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse provides event spaces that combine period grandeur and modern facilities ideal for conferences, pop up events, press briefings, product launches, receptions and dinners. The spacious terrace also offers a sought after outdoor space for summer events.

Whether you are dreaming or an intimate celebration or a grand event, we have a variety of fantastic options available to you. You can also enjoy exclusive hire of the entire venue for your big day, allowing you to make the most of every part of the venue, from the elegant first floor to the two spacious ground-floor suites.

Hospitality at 41 Portland Place is in the capable hands of H+J. Resident Head Chef, Julian Moore, is a highly experienced professional who is extremely flexible when designing and delivering menus. He would be happy to meet with you prior to your event to create a bespoke menu to fit with the design and flow of your event.

From creative canapés & bubbly or traditional three course dinners, to authentic food stalls inspired by the streets of Korea and Sri Lanka or simply a delicious barbecue with all the trimmings on the outdoor terrace, the Harbour & Jones team at 41 Portland Place can offer any style of catering your event requires.

Ann Rylands & Terrace

Ideal meeting space for up to 12 people. A lovely room, full of light and charm with access to it’s own private rooftop terrace.

AMS1

AMS1 is a natural light filled, modern meeting room with a capacity of 15. Perfect for small training days and includes an LCD screen and Wifi.

Wolfson Conference Suite

Purpose built conference and seminar room for 10 – 70 people with fantastic audio visual facilities Half day rates are available.

Council Chamber & Reception

The Council Chamber is equipped with state of the art audio visual facilities including HD projector, 190″ screen, hearing loop, lectern with Microphone, PA System, hand held and lapel microphones. Featuring natural day light from large sash windows, the room is perfect for conferences for up to 80 people. The reception Room serves as a light filled space for delegates to enjoy their catering breaks

Exhibition Area

The space is bright and modern, with gleaming floors, a high ceiling, and warm, plentiful lighting. Also available to hire along with the adjacent Wolfson Conference Suite, the Exhibition Area is ideal for use as a catering space, breakout area, or break room in between work sessions. Available equipment includes and HD projector with a screen, a mobile presentation unit, and a laptop.

Laurie Landeau 

The Laurie Landeau room is a period room fit for up to 24 guests for a meeting or training day. The space featuring natural light and the high ceilings which characterise the period.

 
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Armourers Hall is the home of The Armourers’ Company which was founded in 1322 and has occupied the same site in the City of London since 1346. The Company is now one of the leading charities in the UK, supporting metallurgy and materials science education from primary school to postgraduate levels.

There are four rooms available at the Hall, which make a superb and unique location for any occasion.

The Livery Hall – has a rich display of 16th and 17th century arms and armour. The three George II brass chandeliers have been in constant use since they were made in the mid-1700s and together with the Men-at-Arms candelabra, provide a unique candle-lit setting for banquets.

The Drawing Room – also known as The ‘Gold’ Room, it is dominated by many magnificent paintings and on the floor is a superb copy of the famous Ardebil Persian carpet at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The Court Room – this elegant and beautifully proportioned room has a fine Regency dining table with late 18th century mahogany chairs and contains Dutch and Elizabethan paintings together with the impressive Grant of Arms, 1556.

The Library – a quiet oasis at the heart of the Hall with an attractive George II mahogany bookcase and some interesting Dutch and Scottish paintings.

The Hall can accommodate meetings and dinners for up to 100 guests and receptions for up to 125 guests.

Armourers Hall prides itself on its fine reputation in the City of London for providing impeccable service in surroundings which are truly exceptional.

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In Wilton Place, just metres from Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, The Berkeley Hotel has lavishly decorated event spaces to match its five-star service. In 2017, a refurbishment refreshes that splendour. It could be a meeting, a gala dinner or glamorous party, the light and airy rooms can cater for large or small groups. The Ballroom is the headline space, for large parties, conferences and black-tie dinners. Elsewhere, the Motcomb Room has the feel of a members club, with Harris Tweed-covered walls and brass fittings, while the Knightsbridge Room looks out onto busy west London and is a good spot for a meeting.

The Knightsbridge Ballroom

London’s first contemporary ballroom within a 5-star hotel captures the glamour and occasion of a classic ballroom but using an innovative design language. With its striking 3D ceiling, bespoke eucalyptus-wood panelling and inventive lighting, the Ballroom is an inspirational setting for conferences, business presentations, weddings and any breakfast, lunch or dinner event. Their planning is professional and detailed, and their service assured and attentive. They can offer the latest technology or anything else you may require  to ensure your event is distinguished and well remembered. The Ballroom has a private entrance and can be used in conjunction with the adjoining Belgravia Room.

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For over 150 years, The Langham, London has enchanted royalty, dignitaries, and celebrities. Renowned for its legendary service, Europe’s first “Grand Hotel” continues to reign from London’s West End.

The Langham, London is proud to be one of the most historic meeting venues and event spaces in London. Many wonders have been unveiled here and many luxurious occasions celebrated in The Langham’s long and illustrious history of hosting lavish events since 1865. Today, the Grand Ballroom has been lovingly restored with sparkling crystal chandeliers and delicate period details to echo its rich heritage.

You will be impressed by The Langham’s talent to cater to modern business needs; seamless service which anticipates your every requirement with flexibility and flair. From intimate gatherings in the charming Private Carriage Rooms to extravagant banquets, The Langham promises to create a magical occasion that will be talked of for time to come.

Guests will enjoy a unique dining concept for corporate meetings and conferences, incentives and social events with all the Chez Roux hallmarks of classic French cuisine with a modern twist.

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