25 August 2011

Pale Shades of Eco

Here is a quick and easy eco style table setting that not only looks great but is also kind and thoughtful to the environment.

Queen Anne's Lace
White Ranunculus
Pieris white
Foliage - your choice {what's growing in your garden?}

Used jars
Roll of natural string
Sprigs of rosemary {approx. 15cm each}                                                                
Natural linen napkins                                                                          
White plates                                                                                            
Cutlery & wine glasses {to suit your menu}

Little extra {style}
Jiffy pots
Small fresh rosemary plants

Enjoy entertaining eco style!

Old jars make fantastic vases down the centre of any table.
Collect them from second hand stores or save your used jars from the kitchen.

Eco style is perfect for that 'just picked out of the garden' look.
Fill jars with beautiful blooms and foliage.
Use a few different varieties of foliage to create texture -
I love the combination of Queen Anne's Lace, ranunculus, pieris and olive leaf.

Natural string is a big favorite of mine!
Use it to tie a sprig of rosemary around your napkin.

To add a garden feel to your table setting pot herbs in jiffy pots
and let guests take them home to plant in their own gardens.
These pots are super cool, they look natural and you can plant them
straight into the ground as they disintegrate over time.
(Jiffy pot - 100% biodegradable made from peat moss and wood fibre.)

16 August 2011


Anytime I get to use a fantastic classic car in a shoot I jump at the opportunity. In this Forest Picnic shoot for NZ House & Garden magazine we got to use 'Sandy' - photographer Kieran Scott's fabulous 1979 series 3 88" Land Rover.

Not only did Sandy look great, she was also the perfect vehicle to drive over the soft forest floor to where we found the ideal spot to set up.

Don't you think Sandy would look great in a beach shoot? Hmmmm... something to think about.

Photography: Kieran Scott | Styling: Style etc | Featured in NZ House & Garden magazine

8 August 2011

Sweet Peach

I love waking up in the morning to fresh flowers on my bedside table. Here are some arrangements I put together using a couple of bunches of roses (Sweet Avalanche and Peach Avalanche) from my local florist, and some foliage I found in the neighbours back yard.

Old vintage bottles are great to use as vases.  They'll fit on even the smallest  
bedside table, and collecting them is a lot of fun too.

Photography: Eva Kozub | Styling: Style etc | Flowers: National Flower Promotion Group