Embracing the Seasons


How is it that Spring creeps up on us each year and feels like such a joyful surprise each time? This year’s show of blooms feels particularly splendid, though maybe it’s just that we have a bit more time on our hands to take notice…

Our wonderful (and ancient) wisteria is in full bloom now and sends the sweetest sheath of scent wafting through the windows.

It’s literally bringing nature indoors, which is one of the core tenets of my design ethos.

Open up your doors (or Crittal windows) to nature and in turn, make sure your outdoor space embraces all the seasons.

That means finding plants that perform at different times of the year so there’s always a joyful reminder of the season just outside your window.

In the Spring it’s bulbs, wisteria, magnolia and more.  In summer, hydrangea and long wispy grasses.

Autumn leaves in russet tones and then it’s the little winter miracles like hellebores make all the difference.  Enjoying the seasons is about noticing nature and the easiest way to do that is to make it part of your home.

Make a list of a few of your favourite plants and find a trustworthy gardener who can make it work for your outdoor space.