Episode 119: Botanical Styling with Michelle Mason

This week I’m speaking to Michelle Mason, stylist, designer, author and co-founder of Mason & Painter a shop located next to Columbia Road which specialises in furniture, homewares and plants. Michelle’s latest book Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home, is a mouth-wateringly beautiful and inspirational guide to styling your home using plants and cut flowers.

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This episode is sponsored by gardencourses.com. gardencourses.com offers online horticultural training for those looking to develop their own, home gardens. The lasted course to be added is Create Your Garden Sanctuary – you can go to gardencourses.com to find out more.

What we cover

Can you learn an eye for design?

The importance of taking the time to arrange a small corner or table top with a collection of beautiful things

The creative process and the end result

Starting the habit of creating botanical displays

How a theme or narrative can underpin a creation

The accessories Michelle wouldn’t be without when styling

The importance of sourcing sustainably grown and seasonal plants and flowers

Arranging plants and flowers on a budget

About Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason is a designer, shopkeeper and stylist and has worked for a number of clients including Sir John Soane’s Museum shop, the British Library, the National Gallery and the Southbank Centre. She is also co-founder of east London vintage shop Mason & Painter in Columbia Road, home to the weekly Sunday Flower Market. Her first book was Flower Market (Pimpernel, 2019). https://www.pimpernelpress.com/michelle-mason


Mason & Painter

Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home by Michelle Mason

Vintage Shops London by Michelle Mason


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